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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., 10/24/2020
E.g., 10/24/2020
11/01/2020

Stroll the Alley on a beautiful Fall Afternoon. Shop antiques, boutiques, specialty shops, & more. Antique Alley has something for everyone!

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
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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
 
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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
 
11/19/2020

Join Bless Your Art for a night of fun and crafty Christmas cheer at The Hub Music Hall and paint your own ceramic lighted Christmas tree or another one of their lighted holiday ceramics! Cash bar provided!
Sip, paint and enjoy a night making memories with your favorite people, your family, a girl’s night or for your work Christmas party by reserving a table or section!

The Hub
201 Washington St.
Monroe, LA 71201
 
11/19/2020

Stroll the Alley on November 19! Shop over 40 locally-owned antique shops, boutiques, and specialty stores on Trenton Street in West Monroe.

Antique Alley
100-400 blocks on Trenton St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
 
11/21/2020

Don't miss out on a day of shopping, food, and live music at the Christmas Market.

Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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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!

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
323 Walnut Street
Monroe, LA 71201
 
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
 
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
 
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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
 
12/05/2020

Parade like no other! You'll enjoy floats with fun-loving redneck themes and throws that range from beads to toys to other surprises! Parade starts at 10:00 AM.

 

S&J Farm and Feed
1505 Thomas Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
 
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
 
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Join Strauss Youth Academy of 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

Don't miss out on the Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade! This years theme is Christmas in Paradise!

Downtown Monroe-West Monroe
Desiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West 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
 
12/18/2020 | 12/19/2020 | 12/21/2020 | 12/22/2020

Celebrate Christmas in 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

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