Christmas in Monroe-West Monroe is a magical time, filled with community celebrations, unique shopping, spectacular fireworks displays, festive ballet performances, and fun activities for the entire family. The sister cities host numerous special holiday events, ranging from the Christmas on the River Festival, to dancing lights on Antique Alley, to the ice skating rink at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum. Get in the spirit of the season and celebrate the holidays this year in Monroe-West Monroe.
Little Miss Christmas on the River Pageant
Santa’s Christmas Village
Come and enjoy the many activities like walking through the snow, ice skating, make-and-take ornaments, cookie decorating, and pictures with the Snowman. Don’t forget about mailing letters to Santa at the Peppermint Post Office and story time with Mrs. Claus. And most of all, you will want to visit with Santa! For more information call 318-361-9611.
Dancing Lights and Downtown Light Displays
Downtown Gallery Crawl
7th Annual Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade
Quachita Independent Bank Fireworks Extravaganza
Bah Humbug 5K Run
West Monroe Christmas Parade sponsored by Ouachita Independent Bank
Downtown River Market Days Holiday Market
Ouachita Independent Bank Christmas Parade Presented by the Kiwanis Club
Holiday Evenings at the Biedenharn
Every year the Monroe Garden Study League decorates the historic Biedenharn Home for Christmas. This year the theme is “Fa La La Louisiana” and will feature rooms decorated to represent the variety of festivals held throughout the state. Enjoy holiday music, festive lights, yuletide cheer and of course Santa Clause!
A Tuna Christmas
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.
Enjoy shop owners dressed in the days of old as you shop in beautiful Antique Alley for all of your holiday gifts. From glassware, furniture, pottery, unfinished furniture to dinnerware, old coins, records, kitchen items, jewelry, vintage clothing, sterling some of the treasures you’ll find. Items past and present, from Europe to America are available. For more information call 800-843-1872.
Antique Car Cruise & Show
It’s a Commander Christmas at the Community Trust Bank RiverMarket! It will be a Happy, Happy, Happy day for you! From live music, a Duck Commander Look-a-Like contest judged by Sadie and John Luke Robertson, a Christmas flotilla with the stars of Duck Dynasty, a Duck Commander Duck Derby and a laser light show there will be tons of holiday cheer. Don’t miss out on the last minute Christmas shopping and RiverMarket of the season! Event times are as follows, RiverMarket opens at: 10:00 am; Look-a-Like contest: 2:00 pm; Duck Commander Derby: 3:00 pm; Flotilla: 6:30-7:30; Laser Light Show: 7:30; Trey Hawkins Band: 9:00-11:00 pm.
Monroe Symphony Orch & Halie Loren (Jazzy Sounds &Holiday Classics)
Little Match Girl
All new and original ballet celebrating the opening of its 10th Season, Louisiana Delta Ballet brings the enchanting and heart-warming story for all ages The Little Match Girl to the stage! Special School performances for all area schools with a Gala Performance on the evening of December 20th.
The Grinch That Couldn’t Stop Christmas
Include in your Christmas activities for this year a visit to The Assembly West Monroe’s fifth annual production of The Grinch That Couldn’t Stop Christmas. The production is a takeoff from Dr. Seuss’s Christmas classic and is full of music, humor, surprises and an array of both cartoon and movie characters. The Grinch That Couldn’t Stop Christmas is a night of fun for the entire family. Cast includes children from age 3 years to the age of Santa Claus, whatever that might be. Performances to be held on: December 19th & 20th at 7:00 pm; Dec. 21st at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm; and Dec. 22nd at 7:00 pm. Don’t miss out on this Christmas classic. For ticket prices call (318) 387-1500.