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Monroe - West Monroe

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas on the River in Monroe-West Monroe! Our holiday season is chocked full of family-friendly events and attractions including two parades, a variety of shops, a spectacular fireworks show, ballet performances, and other great holiday events.

Don’t miss the festive light displays on Antique Alley and throughout downtown Monroe-West Monroe. Enjoy special holiday happenings at Christmas at the Biedenharn and Santa’s Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Shop along West Monroe’s Antique Alley where you’ll find classic antique shops and trendy boutiques stocked full of clothing, furniture, home décor, spices, and so much more. Continue shopping at the Monroe RiverMarket along the beautiful Ouachita River with vendors of all types and fun special events throughout the season.

Hungry? We’ve got something for everyone on our menu like fried chicken, fresh seafood, smothered pork chops, po’boys, burgers, hotwater cornbread, banana caramel pudding, and more!. Be sure to check out celebrity chef Cory Bahr’s Parish Restaurant and other popular local restaurants like the Cheniere Shack, Waterfront Grill, and Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant.

So plan your trip today. Use the itinerary builder to create a list of events you don’t want to miss then book a hotel room. Merry Christmas!

E.g., 12/09/2019
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Candy Cane Lane is a mile-long wooded drive decorated with over One Million Christmas lights. Candy Cane Lane will be open daily Nov. 22 - Dec. 31 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North,
Calhoun, LA 71225
Candy Cane Lane
 
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Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and Elsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden Study League. Be sure to come by during regular museum hours to take your family special events throughout the season.

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe
 
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Enjoy a variety of Christmas trees decorating by local businesses! The Christmas Tree Stroll will be available for viewing from Nov. 30th to Dec. 31st. This year’s participants include The ULM Alumni Association, Chennault Aviation Museum, African American Museum, NELA Children’s Museum, and the Krewe of Janus!

Downtown Riverwalk
316 South Grand
Monroe, LA 71201
Christmas Tree Stroll
 
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Write down your wish or prayer at the downtown Christmas Wishing Tree! Over the next few days, your wish or prayer will be put in the tree. Something wonderful happenes when we all wish and pray together. The Wishing Tree will be in Bry Park at the corner of Desiard and South Grand Street. Come stop by and write down your wish!

Bry Park
110 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Christmas Wishing Tree
 
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The Freedom Christmas Trees are 5 lighted trees at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum set to honor the service of the men & women of the 5 branches of the US military. The trees will be lit on November 9th and stay lit until December 31st.

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/09/2019

Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey’s wildly successful bluegrass gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain. It’s Dec. 24, 1941 and America is going to war. So is Dennis Sanders, of the Sanders Family Singers. Join Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders Family as they send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Ticket includes entry to show, a full course meal, and complimentary beer and wine.

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane,
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Don't miss out on Santa's Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum!
Santa's Village Includes:
Cookie decorating, Visits with Santa, model train village,Make and Take holiday ornament, Snow Shows, Festive light display, Rides down Mount Sneauz, Photo ops, the new giant snow globe, and all exhibits!

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Landry Vineyards is once again providing its wonderful wagon so everyone can take a ride through the festive lights in Monroe and West Monroe. The 30-minute rides begin at 5 PM every Friday and Saturday nights beginning Nov 29. The ride begins at Commerce Street and ends at Wood Street.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/14/2019

Come have a great time in Downtown Monroe at First Monroe's Christmas in the Park!
Live Nativity, Food Trucks,Cookie Decorating, S'mores, Ornament Making, Kiddie Train, Pony Rides.

First Monroe Church
201 St. John Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/14/2019

What could be better than watching one of your favorite Christmas movies in Antique Alley under the magical Christmas lights? The Holiday Outdoor Movie is free for everyone!

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/14/2019 | 12/15/2019

Join Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts as their SYAA stage is transformed into a big Hollywood soundstage ready to celebrate the holidays. In their seventh annual holiday cabaret, their SYAAers travel back to Hollywood and back in time to the late 60s and the days of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. With high energy, silly jokes, and a captivating set full of color, pattern, and one or two surprises along the way, Hollywood Holiday 2 is sure to ring the jingle bells in all of us. Featuring songs such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” “Making Christmas,” and “Put a Little Love In Your Heart,” your heart will be singing and your soul will be celebrating the spirit of the season. . Come “Laugh-in” the holidays with SYAA, and they will show you how they do Christmas with a twist.

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Mornoe, LA 71201
 
12/14/2019

It's fun and excitement for all ages as the MSO is joined by the Monroe Symphony Chorus and the Monroe Symphony Youth Orchestra to celebrate the holidays! You won't have to go "over the river and through the woods" to have a great time; there will be plenty of moments to cheer the heart and warm the spirit as the MSO performs holiday classics, both new and old, in the spectacular concert event.

Be sure to grab extra tickets for your family and friends!

North Monroe Baptist Church
210 Finks Hideaway Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
 
12/18/2019

The Lighted Coke Truck will be parked on the 2000 block of Riverside Drive right in front of the Coke Museum. There will be entertainment, and all museum buildings will be open. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance to hear last-minute Christmas list requests in the Welcome Room. Bring your camera to take photos with Santa!

Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe
 
12/20/2019 | 12/21/2019 | 12/22/2019

Experience all the sights, sounds, and feelings of Christmas! Don't miss out on the First West Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration on December 20-22.

First West
500 Pine Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/20/2019

See the Polar Express Ballet at the Monroe Civic Cener on December 20th! Don't miss out on this performance by the Louisiana Delta Ballet Company.

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/21/2019

This fun 10K and 5K that start at Forsythe Park in Monroe benefits the youth involved with the programs of Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing.
Registration is available online at https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Monroe/MonroeJingleBellRun

Forsythe Park
Riverside Drive & Forsythe Avenue,
Monroe, LA 71201