Celebrate the Christmas season this year with the folks from the “Friendliest City in the South,” Minden.  Enjoy the holidays by visiting Santa, shopping at locally-owned antique stores and specialty shops, and touring the local museums and art galleries.  Thousands of Christmas lights and hundreds of nutcrackers are part of this year’s Christmas displays.  Minden combines a distinctive holiday experience with fireworks, parades, Christmas concerts, and tours of historic downtown and historic residential district, which are all decked out for the holidays. In November, Minden celebrates its German Heritage during the Fasching Celebration with German food, beer exhibitions and more.