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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!

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Candy Cane Lane is a mile-long wooded drive decorated with over one million lights.
Open nightly November 13-January 2.
No trailers. No vehicles over 30 ft. in length without prior approval.

Candy Cane Lane
170 Highway 151 North
Calhoun, LA
 
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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 11th and stay lit until January 1.

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Get in the Christmas spirit and check out all the magical lights in Monroe-West Monroe! The Freedom Trees will be lit on November 11 with other displays around Monroe-West Monroe turning on November 21. 

Monroe-West Monroe
 
11/27/2020

A night-time parade featuring children in costume on decorated bikes, floats and wagons! The parade is open to all pre-school and elementary school age children. Parents must be present.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
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Santa’s Christmas Village includes cookie decorating, visits with Santa, a model train village, make and take holiday ornaments, snow shows, festive light displays, photo ops, and more! Please visit http://nelcm.org/ to purchase tickets in advance.
Times - November 21: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM, November 22: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM, November 23-25: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, November 27: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, November 28: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM, November 29: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Fridays in December: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Saturdays in December: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM, Sundays in December: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM.

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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Don't miss out on Christmas at Bella's! Enjoy a lighted Christmas walk thru experience, photos with Santa, photo booths with elves and hot chocolate!

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
11/28/2020

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!

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
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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 28. The ride begins at Alley Park. Rides are $5 per person.

Alley Park
200 Natchitoches St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
11/28/2020

Historic Downtown West Monroe’s holiday wonderland is your home for shopping small and loving local on Shop Small Saturday and throughout the holidays! The holidays are all about family and community! Shops open until 7 pm every Friday and Saturday from Thanksgiving until Christmas.

Not just antiques, their boutiques are brimming with the latest fashions, modern décor, art and spa products.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/01/2020

The City of West Monroe's annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be December 1 at 6:00 PM.

West Monroe City Hall
2305 N. 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/03/2020 | 12/04/2020 | 12/05/2020 | 12/06/2020

Don't miss out on A Christmas Carol at Strauss Little Theatre on December 3-8!
Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" reminds us of the spirit of Christmas in its 177 year-old-story. From a cruel-hearted quintessential miser to the loving uncle and citizen of the city - thanks for Marley's efforts and the influence of the three Ghosts of Christmas - Past, Present, and Future, your heart will be touched by Tiny, Tim, Bob Cratchit and the entire community of people who help Scrooge find his heart.
 

Strauss Theatre Center
1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/03/2020

Don't miss out on the December Downtown Gallery Crawl on Dec. 3! 

Downtown Monroe and West Monroe
DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana
 
12/03/2020

This free concert will take place on the Kiroli Park Bandstand. The performance will feature traditional Christmas carols and other classic songs of the season.

The concert will feature ULM Faculty and Student Brass Groups.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair. Social distancing will be enforced.

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Park
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/04/2020

Steven Curtis Chapman is bringing his Acoustic Christmas Tour to First West - West Monroe Campus on December 4th! Don't miss out on a night of celebration and Christmas cheer as Steven sings beloved favorites and new takes on Christmas classics.

First West
500 Pine Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/05/2020

Don't miss out the Christmas Fireworks in Monroe-West Monroe! Best viewed from either downtown Monroe or West Monroe, the fireworks will be shot from the Endom Bridge.

Downtown Monroe-West Monroe
Desiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/05/2020

Join Downtown West Monroe as they begin the Christmas on The River Festival. Race begins at 8:30am. The 5K loop runs through downtown West Monroe and along the River.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/05/2020

Don't miss out on the Federico Christmas Baseball Camp for ages 5-12 years old. Lunch will be provided.

ULM University Park
4709 Bon Aire Drive
Monroe, LA 71209
 
12/05/2020

Make plans to attend Twin City Ballet's annual Festival of Trees, featuring beautifully decorated trees of all sizes and more! Wander through Whoville, and enjoy pre-performance refreshments while browsing designer Christmas trees and special mystery boxes. Purchase Chinese raffle tickets for your chance to win one of their gorgeous full-size trees. Admission is free.

 

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/05/2020 | 12/06/2020 | 12/12/2020 | 12/13/2020

Join Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts for their performance of Holiday Hoedown 2: Christmas Around the Campfire!

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/05/2020

Take the whole family on a stroll through Whoville to meet the Grump, Max and many more characters from TCB’s “Where Are You Christmas?” On your journey to find the true meaning of Christmas, you’ll enjoy many stops along the way including Max’s Grocery Store where you’ll make your own reindeer food, write a letter to Santa in the Post Office, make crafts throughout the city and so much more! Your last stop brings you to a matinée performance of “Where Are You Christmas?” in the Civic Center Theatre. Professional pictures with Santa will be available by Samuel Bourland. Visit twincityballet.org for tickets and more information!

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/05/2020

Join Twin City Ballet on their 51st Anniversary, with the colorful Christmas production of ‘Where Are You Christmas?’ In Act I, watch as a man’s stone cold heart turns from Ho-Hum to Hallelujah! With the help of all the townspeople, a little magic and a man’s best friend! In Act II, Peace on Earth, celebrate the true gift of Christmas, as you enjoy this beautifully choreographed piece by Leaia Alsup. Your soul and spirit will surely be filled with peace, love and joy.
Visit twincityballet.org for ticket information.

 

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/05/2020

Join Twin City Ballet on their 51st Anniversary, with the colorful Christmas production of ‘Where Are You Christmas?’ In Act I, watch as a man’s stone cold heart turns from Ho-Hum to Hallelujah! With the help of all the townspeople, a little magic and a man’s best friend! In Act II, Peace on Earth, celebrate the true gift of Christmas, as you enjoy this beautifully choreographed piece by Leaia Alsup. Your soul and spirit will surely be filled with peace, love and joy.
Visit twincityballet.org for ticket information.

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/12/2020

Downtown West Monroe presents An Artisan Christmas: Market, Music, and Holiday Outdoor Movie on December 12! Don't miss out on an Artisan Market with music in Alley Park from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Stay around for a holiday outdoor movie in Alley Park at 5:30 PM!

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
12/12/2020

Don't miss out on the 2020 Calhoun Christmas Parade on Dec. 12!

 

Calhoun Research Station
321 Highway 80 E
Calhoun, LA 71225
 
12/12/2020

Don't miss out on the Lil' Hawks Holiday Camp on December 12! Ages 5 Years to 6th Grade.
Lunch will be provided.

ULM University Park
4709 Bon Aire Drive
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/12/2020

Don't miss out on a performance of A Cajun Nutcracker on December 12!

 

Jack Howard Theater
401 Lea Joyner Expy.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/18/2020 | 12/19/2020 | 12/21/2020 | 12/22/2020

Celebrate Christmas at Kiroli Park this holiday season with a walk-through Christmas light display, hot cocoa, smores and holiday activities.

Kiroli Park
820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71201
 
12/19/2020

Join the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo for a day full of Christmas fun!

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
1405 Bernstein Park Road
Monroe, LA 71202
 
12/19/2020

Wear your favorite holiday vintage or ugly sweater while shopping with the Downtown West Monroe merchants!

 

Downtown West Monroe
Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291