Christmas in DoMo 2018

Louisiana Living

(11/30/18) Louisiana Pain Care & Sunny 98.3 present Christmas in DōMo, December 1 from 10am to 4pm. “It will be a fun day in downtown Monroe,” stated RiverMarket Director Myra Gatling-Akers. “You will find shopping, food, and entertainment. This event is notable for drawing attendees from the Arklamiss.”

Christmas in DōMo will be held at 316 South Grand St. at the Origin Bank RiverMarket. The Origin Bank RiverMarket serves as a downtown shopping and entertainment destination with a venue of fresh, quality food choices, including produce and prepared foods. The Origin Bank RiverMarket features a variety of handmade artisan products, advertising and tourist attractions.

There is no better time than the holidays and what better way to spend it than with your family and friends at the Origin Bank RiverMarket! All events for Christmas in DōMo will be located on the NBC 10 and Fox 14 stage. Christmas in DōMo features a variety of activities, food trucks and entertainment for you and your loved ones to enjoy! Vendors from across the area will be selling food and gifts all day leading up to the Christmas fireworks display in the evening!  To meet your shopping needs, there will be clothing, books, jewelry, hand bags and even wreaths available for you to purchase during this fun filled event!

Christmas in DōMo will begin with a Santa Claus & Friends meet-and-greet from 10am-11:30pm, where parents can bring their toddlers to take pictures with Santa and drop off their letters to Santa! Along with Santa Claus, Miss Louisiana, Holli Conway will also be there throughout the day! Enjoy pictures with Miss Louisiana and be sure to pick up an autograph from 10am-11am. Miss Louisiana will also provide entertainment from 11:30am-12pm.

After the meet-and-greet, the Pet Pageant will begin at 12pm.During that time, pets will be separated into small breed and large breed groups and after the show, there will be six winners announced. There will be three winners in each category. Winners will go home with new toys and treats! After the Pet Show, the first annual Little Miss Christmas in DōMo pageant will begin at 1pm.

Pageant registration/check-in will begin at 1pm and the Little Miss Christmas in DōMo pageant will begin at 2pm. The deadline for registration is November 23, if you are interested in competing in the pageant, complete the registration form on today! The entry fee is $40 or you can add sides (Best Dressed, Most Beautiful, and Photogenic) for only $10 more. Miss Louisiana, Holli Conway will also be a special guest judge! Six winners will be announced at the end of the pageant.

No Christmas celebration is complete without an ugly sweater contest! If you have a Christmas sweater that makes you cringe then we encourage you to show off your best ugly sweater at this event! The tackier – the better!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we at the RiverMarket want to spend it with you,” said RiverMarket Coordinator Randee Jo. “Come and celebrate the spirit of Christmas by the river in Downtown Monroe. Pick up your last-minute Christmas gifts with our vendors, visit with Santa and enjoy our Christmas Pageant and Pet Show. Get in the Holiday Spirit on December 1st as we celebrate Christmas in DōMo at the Origin Bank RiverMarket.”

Christmas in DōMo is presented by Bear’s Towing, City of Monroe, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe-West Monroe CVB, Ouachita Green, Patrick Electric, Sonic, Johnny’s Pizza House, Choice Brands, KTVE/KARD, Louisiana Pain Care, and Sunny 98.3

Do you want to stay informed on upcoming events, special offers, and weather date changes? If so, join our text club and get all this and more for each event that is coming to the Origin Bank RiverMarket. To sign up for our text club, text DŌMO to 51066. Standard text rates do apply.

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