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Upcoming Events
Freedom Trees
11/11/2014 to 01/1/2015
Start off the season with the tree lighting ceremony of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service. On November 11, the trees will be turned on at a Special Ceremony at 5 pm.

Dancing Lights
11/22/2014 to 01/1/2015
Monroe-West Monroe is shining with festive light displays painting each city bright! Drive the trail of light shows that tell jokes, dance and more. See the map for locations.

Santa's Christmas Village
11/22/2014 to 12/21/2014
A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decorating, and special visits with Santa! Don’t miss the talking and singing Tree-Jays, an interactive light display that the kids will love.

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Events
Freedom Trees
Nov 11, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015
Time:5:00pm
Start off the season with the tree lighting ceremony of the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum Freedom Trees honoring veterans with a patch, ribbon, medal, or photo from their military service. On November 11, the trees will be turned on at a Special Ceremony at 5 pm.
Venue:Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Address:701 Kansas Lane
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:(318) 362-5540
Web:www.chennaultmuseum.org


Dancing Lights
Nov 22, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015
Monroe-West Monroe is shining with festive light displays painting each city bright! Drive the trail of light shows that tell jokes, dance and more. See the map for locations.
Venue:Downtown Monroe and West Monroe
Address:DeSiard and Trenton Streets
Monroe and West Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Free
Email:mwmcvb@monroe-westmonroe.org
Phone:800-843-1872
Web:www.christmasontheriver.org


Santa's Christmas Village
Nov 22, 2014 to Dec 21, 2014
Time:Thursday-Friday 5:00-8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 1:00-6:00pm
A holiday wonderland with ice skating, snow, make and take ornaments, cookie decorating, and special visits with Santa! Don’t miss the talking and singing Tree-Jays, an interactive light display that the kids will love.
Venue:Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
Address:323 Walnut Street
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$5 to enter; $10 to skate
Phone:(318) 361-9611
Web:www.nelcm.org


Christmas at the Biedenharn
Dec 5, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
Time:Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm through Decmber 26; Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm after December 23
Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations throughout the Biedenharn Home and ELsong Gardens thanks to the Monroe Garden Study League. This year's theme is "O Christmas Tree." Be sure to come by during regular museum hours to take your family Christmas snapshots. The museum will be open until 6:00pm through December 23 so that visitors may enjoy the lights.
Venue:Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Address:2006 Riverside Drive
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Adults $6; Children $4
Phone:(318) 387-5281
Web:www.bmuseum.org


Louisiana Delta Ballet's "The Frozen Kingdom"
Dec 15, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014
Time:Show performance times vary.
This all new ballet takes place in a “frozen” kingdom with all of your favorite icy characters that will bring this enchanting story to life. Based on the popular Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Snow Queen”, this ballet is sure to please all bringing love and Compassion to your hearts this Christmas season.
Venue:W.L. "Jack" Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center
Address:401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe LA, 71210
Admission Cost:Ticket prices vary.
Email:mail@louisianadeltaballet.com
Phone:(318) 345-1155
Web:www.louisianadeltaballet.com


Strauss Theatre Center presents The Music Man
Dec 18, 2014
Time:7:00 pm
Celebrate the Season with Strauss Theatre Center, in collaboration with Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, as they bring you one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. A fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader when he arrives in River City, Iowa. After conning the citizens into buying non-existent instruments and uniforms, his plans are to skip town with the cash, but he falls in love with Marion the librarian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.
Venue:Strauss Theatre Center
Address:1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Ticket prices vary.
Phone:(318) 323-6681
Web:www.strausstheatrecenter.com


Wagon Rides
Dec 19, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Time:5:00pm-9:00pm
The holiday lighting in Monroe and West Monroe is growing brighter each year. We are offering our residents the opportunity to take a special ride through our most illuminated areas of Christmas lighting in the Landry wagon, which holds approximately 30 people. Wagon provided by Landry Vineyards. The tour will begin at Commerce and Wood Streets of West Monroe, travel down Trenton to Wood Street, then N Riverfront Street, over the Endom Bridge, driving straight on Desiard Street turning onto S 6th Street and on to the Monroe Civic Center. We will return via Calypso Street to S Grand, driving by the NE Children’s Museum on Walnut and returning via Louisville Avenue and the Lea Joiner Bridge (see map). Rides will begin on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 evening and will happen every Friday/Saturday until Christmas. The rides will begin at 5pm and will end at 9pm, with each trip taking about 30 minutes. We are looking to start a new trip every 40 minutes which should allow 6 trips per night. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:Corner of Commerce & Wood St
West Monroe LA, 71292
Admission Cost:$3 per adult, $2 per child, free for children under 2.
Web:www.antiquealleyshops.org


Feaux Sneaux
Dec 19, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Time:5:00pm
Don't miss the Feaux Sneaux in downtown West Monroe with light displays and snowmen that deliver a snowy experience each weekend. “Sneaux” falls every 30 minutes. Faux Sneaux happens every Friday & Saturday evening from 11/28/2014-12/20/2014.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100-400 blocks of Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71292
Admission Cost:Free
Phone:800-843-1872


Christmas in Costume
Dec 20, 2014
Time:10:00 am tp 5:00 pm
Stroll down Trenton and Cotton Streets, stopping in your favorite stores to see the merchants dressed in costumes depicting their favorite movies. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Christmas character. This will be a fun way to get your last minute shopping done.
Venue:Antique Alley
Address:100 Trenton Street
West Monroe LA, 71292
Admission Cost:Free to attend
Phone:318-388-3930
Web:www.antiquealleyshops.org


Strauss Theatre Center presents The Music Man
Dec 20, 2014
Time:2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Celebrate the Season with Strauss Theatre Center, in collaboration with Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, as they bring you one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. A fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader when he arrives in River City, Iowa. After conning the citizens into buying non-existent instruments and uniforms, his plans are to skip town with the cash, but he falls in love with Marion the librarian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.
Venue:Strauss Theatre Center
Address:1300 Lamy Lane
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:Ticket prices vary.
Phone:(318) 323-6681
Web:www.strausstheatrecenter.com


Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Dec 23, 2014
Time:7:00pm
Part cirque show, part Broadway musical, part holiday spectacular and all family-friendly entertainment – the Cirque Dreams Holidaze 2014 event is not to be missed. From the creators of the groundbreaking Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, this newest adventure is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil,” according to the New York Daily News. “A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.”
Venue:W.L. "Jack" Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center
Address:401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe LA, 71210
Admission Cost:Ticket prices vary
Phone:318-329-2225
Web:www.cirqueproductions.com/public-shows/cirque-dreams-holidaze/


Children's Winter Workshops
Dec 29, 2014
Time:9:00am-12:00pm for ages 5-8; 2:00pm-5:00pm for ages 9-12
The Masur Museum will be hosting a Children's Winter Workshops on Monday, December 29th. Children will have the opportunity to create at least two art crafts using mixed media landscape painting and Mosaics. Snacks will be provided.
Venue:Masur Museum of Art
Address:1400 South Grand
Monroe LA, 71201
Admission Cost:$30 for museum members / $40 for non-members
Phone:318-329-2237
Web:www.masurmuseum.org


Junior League of Monroe Spring Market
Mar 13, 2015 to Mar 15, 2015
Time:Shopping events: Friday 8:30am-10:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Spring is on it's way and with it comes the Junior League of Monroe's Spring Market, sponsored by Community Trust Bank. The 17th Annual Spring Market will open March 13, 2014. The Market opens with the classic event, "Shop 'Til You Drop. That evening, Spring Market's signature event, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun!" includes catering, entertainment,& door. Bring the family, the girls, your friends wallets and more because this year's Spring Market is sweet! March can't get here soon enough! No strollers please.
Venue:Monroe Civic Center
Address:401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Monroe LA, 71210
Admission Cost:Ticket prices vary
Phone:318-329-2225
Web:www.jlmonroe.org/spring-market






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