Celebrate the Season in Minden

Welcome to Minden, Louisiana, where the holiday spirit comes alive in a charming blend of festive lights, historic homes, and small-town warmth. This Christmas, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Minden as we explore the town’s Holiday Trail of Lights, historic landmarks, Main Street treasures, hayride tours, and the dazzling Christmas parade and fireworks show.

In November, Minden kicks things off with its Main to Main Trade Days. From dawn until dusk, visitors mosey along a 50+mile stretch of Highway 371 from Minden to the Springhill and the Arkansas state line. Spend two days picking through art, antiques, home furnishings, jewelry and more. In Minden, downtown shops move their store specials outside for a festival-like atmosphere of food and craft vendors.

Explore Historic Minden Main Street, where the festive ambiance is matched only by the warmth of the locals. Discover delightful restaurants serving up seasonal treats and explore quaint shops offering unique gifts, perfect for completing your holiday shopping. Indulge in the local flavors and find one-of-a-kind treasures that make for memorable souvenirs. Experience the town’s historic districts in a unique way with hayride tours that showcase Minden’s rich heritage. Snuggle up with loved ones on a hay-filled trailer as you traverse the cobbled streets, guided by the soft glow of holiday lights. Learn about Minden’s past and present, all while enjoying the crisp winter air and the charm of the season.

So plan your trip today. Use the itinerary builder to create a list of events you don’t want to miss then book a charming room at a local bed and breakfast or nestle into one of our hotels. Merry Christmas! For additional information contact Taylor Wren, City of Minden Main Street (318) 371-4258, or Serena Gray, Visit Webster Parish (318) 377-4240.

Upcoming Events!

The Sounds of Christmas

Dec 03, 2023

December 3, 2023 — 6:00 PM The Sounds of Christmas is an instrumental concert featuring classical instruments that will surely get you into the holiday

Holiday Trail of Lights Hayride Tours

Dec 08, 2023

FREE EVENT-Visit Webster Parish invites you to come enjoy thousands of twinkling lights in Historic Downtown Minden for a free hayride tour of the Christmas

Christmas in Minden Festival

Dec 08, 2023 - Dec 09 2023

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


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Experience the Old World charm of historic downtown Minden with its original brick streets lined with hundreds of life-sized nutcrackers, thousands of twinkling lights, and Disney characters.
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