Celebrate the Season in Minden

Celebrate the Christmas season with the folks from Minden, the “Friendliest City in the South”. 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. Enjoy the holidays by visiting Santa, shopping at locally owned antique stores and specialty shops, and touring the local museums and art galleries. Named “A Roadside Treasure Hunt”, by Southern Living Magazine, Minden combines a distinctive holiday experience with unique shops and boutiques, fireworks, parades, concerts, and tours of historic downtown and the historic residential district within walking distance.

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.

The most unique event Minden puts on for the holidays is its “Christmas Market on Main”. Minden is all dressed up for Christmas and ready to receive visitors as part of the North Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. The activities begin at 10am as the downtown antique, specialty shops and galleries open for business! You’ll love shopping along the historic brick streets of beautiful downtown Minden. Tour the Historic Residential District, see the lights and make the stops on our Annual Candelight Tour of Homers. It also kicks off the Old World Christmas Lights Spectacular featured at dusk every night through New Year’s Day in historic downtown Minden. 

While in town be sure to check out a few local restaurants like Roma Italian Bistro, The Grace Estate, Habacu’s Mexican Restaurant, and Geaux Fresh.

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! For additional information contact Becky White, City of Minden Main Street 318-377-2144, Ext. 258.

Upcoming Events!

Christmas Market at Beck Curve Farm

Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 04 2021

Shop the Christmas Market at Beck Curve Farm. Bring the kids to visit with Santa. Dec. 3 hours: 12pm-4m. Santa will be present 3pm-4pm. Dec.

Local Tree Farm offers Unique Holiday Experience

Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 04 2021

Come one, come all for an old fashioned Christmas celebration at Beck Curve Farm in Minden, Louisiana.  The Season starts off with two Christmas movie

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Dec 11, 2021

Our Christmas Spirit will be showcased on December 11, as we celebrate Christmas in Minden with ornament making, storytelling, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony and

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