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Celebrate the Season in Monroe – West Monroe

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas on the River in Monroe-West Monroe! Our holiday season is chocked full of family-friendly events and attractions including two parades, a variety of shops, a spectacular fireworks show, ballet performances, and other great holiday events.

Don’t miss the festive light displays on Antique Alley and throughout downtown Monroe-West Monroe. Enjoy special holiday happenings at Christmas at the Biedenharn and Santa’s Christmas Village at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Shop along West Monroe’s Antique Alley where you’ll find classic antique shops and trendy boutiques stocked full of clothing, furniture, home décor, spices, and so much more. Continue shopping at the Monroe RiverMarket along the beautiful Ouachita River with vendors of all types and fun special events throughout the season.

Hungry? We’ve got something for everyone on our menu like fried chicken, fresh seafood, smothered pork chops, po’boys, burgers, hotwater cornbread, banana caramel pudding, and more!. Be sure to check out celebrity chef Cory Bahr’s Parish Restaurant and other popular local restaurants like the Cheniere ShackWaterfront Grill, and Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant.

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!

Upcoming Events!


Children’s Parade

Dec 10, 2021

Light up your bikes, trikes, wagons and battery-powered cars for a parade under the Christmas lights in downtown West Monroe!

Elf Jr.

Dec 10, 2021

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents Elf Jr! Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the

Pet Photos with Santa

Dec 11, 2021

The howlidays are here, which means it’s time to get your canine crew to The Biedenharn for photos with Santa!

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Alexandria - Pineville

The 2021 festivities will be complete with sparking lights (check out our spirited Water Towers!), community parades appearances by Santa Claus, and various performing opportunities to enjoy the arts. Next Event: Alex Winter Fete
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Minden

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. Next Event: Christmas in Minden
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Monroe-West Monroe

Our holiday season is chocked full of family-friendly events and attractions including two parades,a variety of shops, a spectacular fireworks show,ballet performances and other great holiday events. Next Event: Children’s Parade
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Natchitoches

Thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the downtown district and Cane River Lake. During the six-week holiday season, experience Natchitoches traditions such as carriage tours, fireworks and live entertainment, Next Event: Christmas Tour of Homes
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Shreveport-Bossier

From dazzling fireworks at the drive-in Christmas on Caddo Fireworks Festival to twinkling light displays at Christmas in Roseland, there are many ways to make the season bright in Shreveport-Bossier. Next Event: 2021 Bossier Holiday Night Market
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