Monroe Civic Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe
Every year, a different national forest is selected to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season. The Carson National Forest in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors will bring this special gift from New Mexico to Washington, D.C. for the 2019 season, involving more than 25 communities along the way including an appearance in Monroe, Louisiana, Monday, November 18, 2019, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center, located at 401 Lea Joyner Expressway. Festivities during the tree’s visit to Monroe, LA on (November 18) will include the City of Monroe annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, Christmas songs featuring the J.S. Clark Elementary School Choir, Hot Chocolate & Cookies, holiday characters provided by KNOE TV-8, a guest appearance by Santa Claus, and the first 500 visitors will receive a FREE Christmas ornament. Activities are open to the public and free for all to enjoy.