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Upcoming Events
Freedom Trees
11/11/2016 to 12/31/2016
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum showcases Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service.

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 Lights
11/21/2016 to 12/31/2016
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.

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Events
Freedom Trees
Nov 11, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Time:5:00pm
The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum showcases Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service.
Venue:Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Address:701 Kansas Lane
Monroe LA, 71201
Phone:(318) 362-5540
Web:chennaultmuseum.org


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. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Venue:Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Address:2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe LA, 71201
Phone:318-387-5281
Web:www.bmuseum.org


"Winter Wonderland, a Holiday Cabaret" at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Dec 9, 2016 to Dec 11, 2016
Time:Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 2:00pm, Sunday 3:00pm
Featuring timeless classics such as “Let It Snow” and “Sleigh Ride,” this musical journey will have you tapping your feet to modern holiday tunes “Once Upon a December” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” You might even get to celebrate the joys of summer with a certain snowman from Arendelle. Oh, and did we mention there’s a 90% chance of winter precipitation?
Venue:Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Address:1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$12 Adult, $8 Student
Phone:318-812-7922
Web:www.straussyouthacademyforthearts.com


Pet Night with Santa
Dec 12, 2016
Time:4:00pm-8:00pm
Bring your four-legged friend to see Santa at Pecanland Mall and pose for a photo! Cats and dogs only, please.
Venue:Pecanland Mall
Address:4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000
Monroe LA, 71203
Phone:318-322-4635
Web:www.pecanlandmall.com


Story Nights with Santa
Dec 13, 2016
Time:6:00pm-8:00pm
Join Pecanland Mall for story time with Santa and his helpers! This is a free event that fills up quickly so come early! Once the stories are over, attending families will have the opportunity to take a one of kind photo of their child being read to by Santa.
Venue:Pecanland Mall
Address:4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000
Monroe LA, 71203
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:318-322-4635
Web:www.pecanlandmall.com


Acoustic Christmas
Dec 15, 2016
Time:6:00pm-7:45pm
Join the WMWO Chamber of Commerce as they host Acoustic Christmas: A Free Community Concert. This one of a kind Christmas concert will feature Dan Sumner and John Farmer with special guest Betsy Lowe.
Venue:Glenwood Medical Mall
Address:102 Thomas Rd
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:877-726-9355


Holiday Bake Sale
Dec 16, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016
Time:10:00am-6:00pm
It's that time of year again, Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church is having their Annual Holiday Bake Sale. They will be selling delicious pastries such as, Baklava, Almond Crescent Cookies, Saragli, Kourabiedes, Koulourakia, Spanakopita, and Tiropita in the Parish Hall. Get your holiday treats before they’re all gone!
Venue:St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Address:2011 Forsythe Ave
Monroe LA, 71201
Phone:(318) 325-1764
Web:www.constantine-helen.org/


Wagon Tour of Lights
Dec 16, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016
Time:5:00pm-9:00pm
Take an open air ride through the lights and sights of our twin cities. The 30-minute rides begin at 5:00 PM and conclude by 9:00 PM every Friday and Saturday nights beginning Nov 25, with the exception of Christmas Eve.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:Commerce & Wood Streets
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:$3 for adults; $2 for kids 12 and under
Web:www.christmasontheriver.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 Sponsored by the Boy Scouts
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. For more information contact Greg Covington at 318-325-4634
Venue:RiverMarket
Address:316 South Grand
Monroe LA, 71203
Admission Cost:Prices Varies
Phone:318-325-4634
Web:downtownrivermarket.com


Origin Bank presents the Kiwanis Club of West Monroe Christmas Parade
Dec 17, 2016
Time:10:00am
Come enjoy the holiday floats and Christmas Parade.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:Free
Web:www.antiquealleyshops.org
PDF:Parade Application


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


"Winter Wonderland, a Holiday Cabaret" at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Dec 17, 2016
Time:2:00pm & 7:00pm
Featuring timeless classic such as “Let It Snow” and “Sleigh Ride,” this musical journey will have you tapping your feet to modern holiday tunes such as “Once Upon a December” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” You might even get to celebrate the joys of summer with a certain snowman from Arendelle. Oh, and did we mention there’s a 90% chance of winter precipitation?
Venue:Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Address:1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$12 Adult, $8 Student
Phone:318-812-7922
Web:www.straussyouthacademyforthearts.com


Origin Bank presents the Monroe Renaissance Fireworks Extravaganza
Dec 17, 2016
Time:7:00pm
Enjoy this beautiful fireworks display along the banks of the Ouachita River. Fireworks will be shot from the Endom bridge.
Venue:RiverMarket
Address:316 South Grand
Monroe LA, 71203
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:318-807-9985
Web:downtownrivermarket.com


The Candy Cane Hunt
Dec 18, 2016
Time:2:00pm-4:00pm
Join Macaroni Kid Monroe-West Monroe at Kiroli Park for their first Candy Cane Hunt! Enjoy photo opps with Santa, kids’ activities & crafts, zoo animals, food, and music by 88.7 The Cross & Power 927.FM. This is one unique holiday event not to be missed!
Venue:Kiroli Park
Address:820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:$1 admission to Kiroli Park
Phone:318-321-3639
Web:monroela.macaronikid.com/


"Winter Wonderland, a Holiday Cabaret" at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Dec 18, 2016
Time:3:00pm
Featuring timeless classic such as “Let It Snow” and “Sleigh Ride,” this musical journey will have you tapping your feet to modern holiday tunes such as “Once Upon a December” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” You might even get to celebrate the joys of summer with a certain snowman from Arendelle. Oh, and did we mention there’s a 90% chance of winter precipitation?
Venue:Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts
Address:1300 1/2 Lamy Lane
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$12 Adult, $8 Student
Phone:318-812-7922
Web:www.straussyouthacademyforthearts.com


Coca-Cola Truck Visits the Biedenharn
Dec 21, 2016
Time:5:30pm-7:30pm
Come out to the Coke Museum at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens to visit with Santa and view the historic Coca-Cola Truck.
Venue:Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Address:2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:318-387-5281
Web:www.bmuseum.org


Wagon Tour of Lights
Dec 23, 2016
Time:5:00pm-9:00pm
Take an open air ride through the lights and sights of our twin cities. The 30-minute rides begin at 5:00 PM and conclude by 9:00 PM every Friday and Saturday nights beginning Nov 25, with the exception of Christmas Eve.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:Commerce & Wood Streets
West Monroe LA, 71291
Admission Cost:$3 for adults; $2 for kids 12 and under
Web:www.christmasontheriver.org


Children's Winter Workshops at Masur Museum
Dec 27, 2016
Time:9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm
Get the kids excited for Christmas with the Children’s Winter Workshops at Masur Museum of Art. Children’s Winter Workshops will give children the opportunity to create at least two works of art. This class is designed for ages 5-8 from 9:00am-12:00pm and ages 9-12 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Snacks will be provided by the museum. Space is limited and registration is required.
Venue:Masur Museum of Art
Address:1400 South Grand
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$30 museum members, $40 non-members
Phone:318-329-2237
Web:www.masurmuseum.org


Up on the Rooftop, Down by the River
Dec 30, 2016
Time:7:00pm-10:00pm
Enjoy a night of great food, spirits, live music, and the best seat in the house for the fireworks at this great holiday event.
Venue:Vantage Tower
Address:130 Desiard St
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$50
Phone:(318) 807-1177






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Centric Federal Credit Union

Cross Keys Bank

Trenton Street Antiques

Landry Vineyards

The Bike Source

Hamilton House Inn

Pamela Petrus Realtor

Dr. Matt Sanderson, D.D.S.

 

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