Christmas in Minden Festival

Friday, December 8th: A Night of Illumination
The magic kicks off on Friday with the dazzling Tree Lighting Ceremony at Minden City Hall at 5:30 pm. Following the tree lighting, lace up your running shoes for the mesmerizing Reindeer Run 5k through the beautifully adorned Ridgewood neighborhood. Starting at 6:00 pm, participants are encouraged to wear their most festive attire and be part of this joyous night run. The festivities continue with the Wine Walk in Historic Downtown Minden from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Stroll through the historic streets, sip on delightful wines, and revel in the magical atmosphere created by the twinkling lights and festive decorations. Cap off the evening with a Free Hayride Tour through the historic downtown, where you’ll be immersed in the glow of Christmas lights. The first 100 riders will receive a complimentary light-up Christmas in Minden Santa hat, adding an extra dash of holiday spirit.

Saturday, December 9th: A Day of Festive Fun
Begin Saturday with the jolly sounds of laughter and merriment at Christmas Brunch at Geaux Fresh Bistro & Bakery from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, setting the perfect tone for a day filled with joy. Head to the Dorcheat Museum for Kids Crafts from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, ensuring smiles and festive creations all around. The Courtyard becomes a hub of activity with Face Painting, sweet treats and with Photos with Santa from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Get ready for the highlight of the day—the Christmas Parade, featuring festive floats, marching bands, and community groups. The parade kicks off at 4:00 pm. Enjoy live entertainment by Louisiana native and expert fiddle player, Amanda Shaw. Known for her lively performances, Amanda Shaw will captivate audiences with her energetic tunes and holiday spirit. The grand finale of Christmas in Minden is an awe-inspiring Firework Show lighting up the night sky with brilliant colors!

For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit www.visitwebster.net/events

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