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.
Where to Eat
Cascio's Italian & Cajun Eatery 305 Finks Hideaway Road, Monroe This old fashioned eatery is great for families and serves homemade Italian dishes and seafood.
Catfish Cabin 1400 Louisville Avenue, Monroe This local favorite has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972.
Catfish Charlie's 2329 Louisville Avenue, Monroe Try their thin and crispy fried catfish, or get it grilled, blackened, or wrapped up in a taco.
Chef Eric Johnson & Company 222 Blanchard Street, West Monroe Chef Eric is offering a daily hot lunch dish, specialty salads, pasta dishes and take home meals.
Cheniere Shack 7975 Cypress Street, West Monroe Fried oysters that are plump and juicy, thin strips of catfish filets fried to perfection and seasoned just right, hot boiled crawfish when in season -- all will make you want to smack your lips! Enjoy their freshly made desserts such as coconut cream pie topped with a luscious meringue, their lemon icebox pie, a southern favorite, or their melt-in-your mouth pecan pie.
Ron's Cajun Boudin 1502 S. 2nd Street, Monroe Grab a meal to go or get boudin by the pound for the whole family.
Scott's Catfish & Seafood 2812 Cypress Street, West Monroe Locals love the casual atmosphere! The Bond family dish up fried catfish, gumbo, crab cakes, Catfish Louisianne - etouffee over catfish and rice - and the award-winning Orleans Crab Sauce over pasta with shrimp or chicken.