Local Weekend Events

Local Weekend Events

Sheila Snow joins us to talk about local weekend events in Monroe and West Monroe!
Holiday Evenings at the Biedenharn
Time: Thursday & Friday: 5:00-8:00 pm; Saturday: 1:00-4:00 pm
Every year the Monroe Garden Study League decorates the historic Biedenharn Home for Christmas. This year the theme is "Fa La La Louisiane" and will feature rooms decorated to represent the variety of festivals held throughout the state. Enjoy holiday music, festive lights, yuletide cheer and of course Santa Clause!
Venue: Biedenharn Museum and Gardens

"Scrooge" presented by Family Church
Time: 7:00 pm, except for Sunday the 15th: 3:00 pm
If you have never seen this presentation of "Scrooge," don't let this Christmas season pass without scheduling your family and friends to attend one of the performances. It is engaging for the entire family from the very first song. The streets of this small town in England are brought to life with the live music of "Scrooge." The Celtic Dancers are a favorite of the audience, as well as the Couples Dancers, throughout the musical. Come join us for a BROADWAY experience that will touch and entertain you!
Venue: Family Church

A Tuna Christmas
Time: 7:00 pm, Friday and Saturday
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.
Venue: Strauss Theatre Center
Admission Cost: $20 for adults; $10 fpr students

Kids Alley sponsored by Community Trust Bank and Melanie Massey Physical Therapy
Time: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Tis' the season to be Happy, Happy, Happy! Bring your camera for photos with Miss Louisiana, West Monroe High School's Mascot Rebel Man, Scoop and Cookie from Sweet Frog, life-sized images of the Duck Commander Crew and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don't forget your Christmas list!! Enjoy games with fun prizes. Create a beard of your own at the State Farm Insurance Facial Profiling Booth. Feed the Camel, Kangaroo and other animals from the Wild Country Safari Park. Get active in the Extreme Bounce jumpy house. A holiday performance from the Debbie Bourg Dancers will have everyone in the Christmas spirit! Face painting for the kids, and don't forget to visit Kona Ice for a tropical shaved ice or McAlister's Deli for delicious cookies, finally, sit in a real race car provided by Revolution Park Entertainment! Waggin' Tales Pet Rescue will also be on hand with dogs available for adoption just in time for Christmas. The entire family will have a merry time!
Venue: Antique Alley

Old Fashioned Christmas
Time: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Take a stroll back in time on Antique Alley where merchants will be dressed in period costumes while Sassy Senoritas and all-out characters from Airship Miro will be parading along Trenton Street. After a cruise through West Monroe, antique cars and trucks will be parked for close-up viewing by the public. Enjoy these fun sights while listening to the music of local artists, such as Southern Grace and Baylee Regan, and trained carolers from ULM. The extravaganza finale will be provided by twenty-six students from the Strauss Youth Academy, along with their musical ensemble. They will perform portions of their "Christmas on Broadway" production. You don't want to miss this!
Venue: Antique Alley

Monroe Symphony Orchestra
Time: 3:00 pm
The Monroe Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Halie Loren will fill the Monroe Civic Center Arena with the jazzy sounds of holiday classics. Reserve a table and enjoy an evening of holiday cheer.
Venue: Monroe Civic Center

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