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Plants of Christmas
11/17/2016
This holiday themed program will explore the long history of the Christmas tree and eleven other Christmas plants including Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus and even the Christmas Pickle!

Santa’s Christmas Village
11/19/2016 to 12/23/2016
A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decoration, rides down Mount Sneaux, the Coca Cola Christmas Village trains exhibit, a festive outdoor light show, and special visits with Santa. Don’t miss the new photo booth fun every Thursday evening from 5-8pm and your chance to meet two real live reindeer on November 19th.

Holiday Kids’ Fest
11/19/2016
Celebrate the beginning of holiday cheer at the River Market’s Holiday Kids’ Fest. Bouncy houses, crafts, a kid’s musical showcase, and so much more are sure to keep your little one entertained while you shop for unique holiday finds.

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Events
Plants of Christmas
Nov 17, 2016
Time:6:00pm-8:00pm
This holiday themed program will explore the long history of the Christmas tree and eleven other Christmas plants including Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus and even the Christmas Pickle!
Venue:Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Address:2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:318-387-5281
Web:www.bmuseum.org


Holiday Kids’ Fest
Nov 19, 2016
Time:10:00am-4:00pm
Celebrate the beginning of holiday cheer at the River Market’s Holiday Kids’ Fest. Bouncy houses, crafts, a kid’s musical showcase, and so much more are sure to keep your little one entertained while you shop for unique holiday finds.
Venue:RiverMarket
Address:316 South Grand
Monroe LA, 71203
Admission Cost:Free Admission
Phone:318-807-9985
Web:downtownrivermarket.com


Santa’s Christmas Village
Nov 19, 2016 to Dec 23, 2016
Time:Thursday- Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm
A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decoration, rides down Mount Sneaux, the Coca Cola Christmas Village trains exhibit, a festive outdoor light show, and special visits with Santa. Don’t miss the new photo booth fun every Thursday evening from 5-8pm and your chance to meet two real live reindeer on November 19th.
Venue:Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
Address:323 Walnut Street
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$7 ages one and up, $10 Skate rental
Phone:318-361-9611
Web:www.nelcm.org


Holiday Lights
Nov 21, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Time:5:00pm
Don’t miss the lights in Downtown Monroe & West Monroe or Tree Jays at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum each night. Walk through the tunnels of lights at the Wonderland of Lights or our newest display Throwback Christmas.
Venue:Downtown Monroe and West Monroe
Address:DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:800-843-1872
Web:www.christmasontheriver.org


Christmas at the Biedenharn
Dec 1, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Time:10:00am-5:00pm
Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and ELsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden Study League. Be sure to come by during regular museum hours to take your family Christmas snapshots.
Venue:Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Address:2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe LA, 71201
Phone:318-387-5281
Web:www.bmuseum.org


Bah-Humbug 5k Run
Dec 3, 2016
Time:9:00am-11:00am
This 5k run is sponsored by Family Church in West Monroe and benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Louisiana.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:$18 pre-registration, $20 day of race
Web:www.ovrrc.com


Painting in the Park! Christmas and Winter Themed Paintings!
Dec 3, 2016
Time:9am-12pm
Come to the Kiroli Park Tennis Shelter and paint a canvas or ceramic for only $10! Larger canvases will be available for $15. Choose from a variety of paintings (lots of Christmas paintings) with step by step instructions or you can just paint anything you’d like.
Venue:Kiroli Park
Address:820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:$10-$15
Phone:318-355-4720
Web:www.westmonroe.com/departments/parks/kiroli.php


10th Annual Bawcomville Redneck Parade
Dec 3, 2016
Time:10:00am- end of parade
This is a parade like no other! You’ll enjoy floats with fun-loving redneck themes and throws that range from beads to toys to other surprises.
Venue:Downtown Bawcomville
Address:Smith Street
West Monroe LA, 71292
Admission Cost:Free
Web:www.christmasontheriver.org


Christmas in DOMO
Dec 3, 2016
Time:10:00am-4:00pm
Come hear carols sung by local choirs, join in on the Ugly Sweater contest, be amazed by a magical Magician, and taste the holiday drinks as you enjoy the local vendors along the River! Don’t forget about the Christmas Pet Pageant as well as getting a picture taken with Santa.
Venue:RiverMarket
Address:316 South Grand
Monroe LA, 71203
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:318-807-9985
Web:downtownrivermarket.com


Journey to Bethlehem
Dec 3, 2016 to Dec 4, 2016
Time:2:00pm-5:00pm
Experience the sights and sounds of the world of the first Christmas through a 20 minute walk-thru Christmas drama. The journey features over 100 characters in costume, live animals, 1st century shops, and a live nativity.
Venue:Pecanland Mall
Address:4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000
Monroe LA, 71203
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:318-396-4953
Web:www.pecanlandmall.com


Twin City Ballet Christmas Gala
Dec 3, 2016
Time:7:00pm
In this Year’s An Annie Christmas, Daddy Warbucks wants to make sure Annie and her friends find out exactly what Christmas is all about as he takes them on a whirlwind adventure to celebrate this holiday. Together, they discover the joy of giving and that friends make the best family. The Gala will also feature Leaia Alsup’s beautifully choreographed joyous tribute to this December miracle.
Venue:W.L. "Jack" Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center
Address:401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe LA, 71210
Admission Cost:Prices vary
Phone:318-329-2225
Web:www.twincityballet.org


Christmas Evenings at the Biedenharn
Dec 8, 2016 to Dec 10, 2016
Time:5:00pm-8:00pm
Enjoy an evening of beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and Elsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden League, entertainment by local musicians, refreshments, and photos with Santa Clause.
Venue:Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Address:2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe LA, 71201
Phone:318-387-5281
Web:www.bmuseum.org


The Magic of Christmas
Dec 8, 2016
Time:6:00pm-9:00pm
KNOE and the City of Monroe present the 2nd annual Magic of Christmas event with light displays and a live nativity. Kids can also visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, the Grinch, and many more Christmas characters!
Venue:Monroe Civic Center
Address:401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe LA, 71210
Phone:318-388-8888
Web:ci.monroe.la.us/calendar/month


Holiday Outdoor Movie Sponsored by The Hamilton House
Dec 10, 2016
Time:5:30pm
What would be better than holiday movie in Antique Alley under the magical Christmas lights. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Check the website for what’s playing.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:800-843-1872
Web:www.antiquealleyshops.org


A Magical Bike Parade Sponsored and Hosted by The Bike Source
Dec 10, 2016
Time:7:00pm
Be part of the glitter. Decorate your bicycles and pedal through both our cities. Everyone 12 years and older is welcome to participate. So light up your bikes and join us for a night of laughs and fun. May the best bike shine! Parade begins at Commerce and Wood Streets in Antique Alley. (*Rain Date: December 17, same time)
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71291
Phone: 318-387-5691
Web:www.antiquealleyshops.org


Louisiana Delta Ballet Presents “Twas the Night Before a Cajun Christmas”
Dec 16, 2016
Time:7:30pm
An Original Ballet, created by Artistic Director Missy Crain, this is a Louisiana twist on a classic Christmas story. Watch what happens when Santa lands in Louisiana on Christmas Eve. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this performance.
Venue:Monroe Civic Center
Address:401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe LA, 71210
Admission Cost:$25
Phone:318-345-1155
Web:www.louisianadeltaballet.com/


Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon and 5K
Dec 17, 2016
Time:8:00am for Half Marathon, 8:30am for 5K
This great half marathon will begin at the RiverMarket on the beautiful Ouachita River and wind its way through historical Downtown Monroe and the Garden District. The 5K will begin at the RiverMarket and take you through historical Downtown Monroe.
Venue:RiverMarket
Address:316 South Grand
Monroe LA, 71203
Admission Cost:Prices Varies
Phone:318-325-4634
Web:downtownrivermarket.com


Step Back in Time
Dec 17, 2016
Time:10:00am-5:00pm
Take a stroll down memory lane on Antique Alley. The shops will display different eras through window exhibits and merchants’ costumes. There will be tours throughout the day led by a local historian, providing the history of the buildings and this fascinating area.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:800-843-1872
Web:www.antiquealleyshops.org


Holiday Outdoor Movie Sponsored by Trenton Street Antiques
Dec 17, 2016
Time:5:30pm
Come enjoy the second holiday movie night under the stars and massive Christmas lighting in Antique Alley. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be available for purchase. Check the website for what’s playing.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:800-843-1872
Web:www.christmasontheriver.org






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Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!!

                      

                

                                       

Southern Lady Antiques

Centric Federal Credit Union

Cross Keys Bank

Trenton Street Antiques

The Spice & Tea Exhange West Monroe

Landry Vineyards

Pepper's Christmas Tree Farm

Arco Builders

Dr. Matt Sanderson, D.D.S.

Mike and Melissa Epler

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