Take their word for it and don’t try to count them all! The Hanson family has placed more than one million lights along a drive that covers more than a mile. The holiday drive, located in nearby Calhoun, known as Candy Cane Lane is open nightly from November 12 to January 1, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Family vehicles are welcome for $20; commercial vehicles (such as church vans) are $40. The display continues even on rainy nights, although extreme weather may cause a closing.
Christmas at Kiroli (820 Kiroli Road, West Monroe) begins the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 26) and runs through Christmas night. The drive-thru experience is open each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. It is cash only at the gate, so come prepared. With an advance ticket purchase you can take advantage of a dedicated entry point. Within Christmas at Kiroli, take in special events such as the Lighting of the Lodge on Monday, November 22 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Leave the driving to someone else with a Christmas Wagon Ride, Fridays and Saturdays, November 26 and 27, December 3 and 4, and December 10 and 11, plus an added Sunday on the weekend of December 17 – 19, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Departing from 250 Trenton Street in West Monroe, the wagon rides from Landry Vineyards are the ideal way to enjoy the festive lights in Monroe and West Monroe.