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Seventh Day Slumber

Free open air concert featuring Seventh Day Slumber With Special Guest  Matt Sassano, Monday, December 13th, 6:00 PM at Rescue Community Church Campus 1624 Jonesboro Rd, West Monroe, LA. Sponsored by: Celebrate Recovery

Matthew West: The Brand New Tour

The Brand New Tour will be coming to First Baptist Church/West Monroe, February 2nd. The tour features Matthew West, Anne Wilson and Hanna Kerr. Go to brandnewtour.com to sign up for the pre-sale and make sure to listen to the Fun in the Morning Show with Phillip Brooks to win tickets before you can buy them.

Warm Up Ouachita

The Ouachita Council on Aging’s “Warm Up Ouachita” Blanket Drive is now in progress. They are accepting new and used blankets to benefit seniors in need, especially during these winter months. Full size blankets can be dropped-off at the Ouachita Council on Aging from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more details call 387-0535

Santa Christmas Village

The Santa Christmas Village will be at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum from Friday 12/3 – Tuesday 12/23. There will be cookie decorating, visits by Santa, Make & Take ornaments, light displays and much more. For more details, call 361-9611.

Christmas Open House

Christmas Open House at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is December 2nd through 4th. This is a free event that showcases the decorating talents of the Monroe Garden Study League, the talent of many area musicians and the many facets of the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, all with bright lights, festive refreshments and of course photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more details, call 387-5281

Christmas on the Square

Saturday December 4th will be Christmas on the Square in Union Parish. There will be Candy Cane Lane, a pet parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree and the Christmas parade. Vendors will be on hand from 2pm until 6pm. For more details, call the Chamber of Commerce at 368-3947.

CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER 5K Run

The CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER 5K run will be Saturday December 4th with a start time of 8:30. The race is a fun, non timed event that you can run in your most festive Christmas colors or costumes. SignUp at runsignup.com/Christmasontheriver.  You can pick up your packet on the day of the race. For more details, call 614-7024

Christmas On The River Festival

The Christmas On The River Festival Day In Downtown West Monroe is Saturday, December 4 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. There will be Holiday Festivities all day in Alley Park. For more details, call 396-2600.

Kiwanis Christmas Parade

The 50th Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade with the theme Christmas in Paradise will be Saturday December 4th in West Monroe on Trenton Street and in Monroe down Louisville Avenue.

River Fireworks

The annual Christmas on the River Fireworks display will be Saturday December 4th at 6:30 PM The display is best viewed from either downtown Monroe or West Monroe, the fireworks will be shot from the Endom Bridge.

The Nutcracker

What is the Christmas season without the Twin City Ballet’s Christmas performance of the Nutcracker. This year’s performance will be December 4th at the Monroe Civic Center. Both Acts of this classic will be performed. For more details, call 388-3011.

Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade

The 2021 Bawcomville Redneck Christmas Parade is Saturday December 4th at 10am. This is a parade like no other. Fun floats with red-neck themes and throws that range from beads to toys and other surprises. For mor details, call 388-5858.

Christmas Children’s Parade

The Christmas Children’s Parade will be held Saturday December 11th in downtown West Monroe. Light up the bikes, trikes, wagons and battery-powered cars for a parade under the Christmas lights, it starts at 5:00pm at 250 Trenton Street.

Family Christmas Concert

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra will present a Family Christmas Concert at North Monroe Baptist Church, Saturday December 11th at 7pm. They will be joined by the Monroe Symphony Youth Orchestra for a performance of favorite holiday classics. This is the perfect way to share the Christmas spirit with family and friends. For more details and ticket information, call 812-6761.

Pet photos with Pets and Santa

Pet photos with Pets and Santa will be Saturday 12/11 from 9am until noon at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. After your pictures feel free to check out the Coca Cola Museum, ELSong Gardens and the Bible Museum. For more details, call 387-5281.

Enchanted Christmas

Louisiana Delta Ballet will present the Enchanted Christmas Friday December 17th in the Jack Howard Theater at the Monroe Civic Center. For more information on tickets and performance times, call 345-1155 or email Missy Crain, missycraindance@comcast.net.

Live Nativity

Come and experience the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as McGuire UMC will be hosting a live nativity Friday and Saturday, December 17th & 18th from 6-8PM. Hot chocolate will be provided. For more details, call the church at 396-6114.

2021 Jingle Bell Run

The 2021 Jingle Bell Run is Saturday December 18th at Forsythe Park in Monroe. The 10K starts at 8am, the 5K at 8:30 and the FunRun at 9:30. This ia a fun filled event for the whole family. To sign up, go to runsignup.com and search for Monroe Jingle Bell Run. For more details, call 325-4634

Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration

The Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration will be Saturday December 18th at 6:00 at First Baptist Church West Monroe. This will be your opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. You will experience all the comforts of the Christmas season. You’ll celebrate the birth of Jesus and reflect on the silent night by candlelight. Tickets are $5 and are available at nelachristmas.com. For more details, call 322-5104.

Jungle Bells

Jungle Bells is Saturday December 18th at The Louisiana Purchase Zoo. Bring the family as The City of Monroe will have a day of Christmas fun. There will be free zoo admission, games, music, food trucks, Christmas characters, Santa Claus, bike giveaways, and much more. For more details, call 329-2138.

Bulb Planting Day

There will be a bulb planting day at Restoration Park, 700 Downing Pines Road in West Monroe, Saturday December 18th from 9am until noon. To volunteer, call 323-5700, or go to ouachitagreen.org/volunteer.

Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration

The Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration will be Saturday December 18th at 6:00 at First Baptist Church West Monroe. This will be your opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. You will experience all the comforts of the Christmas season. You’ll celebrate the birth of Jesus and reflect on the silent night by candlelight. Tickets are $5 and are available at nelachristmas.com. For more details, call 322-5104.

Waiting for Christmas

Harvest Assembly of God at 100 Ole Highway 15 in West Monroe will have their performance of “ Waiting for Christmas “ a unique perspective on the Christmas season with great music. The performances will be Saturday December 18th at 6pm and Sunday December 19th at 10am.  For more details, call 396-6708.

AG Expo

AG Expo, which helps to educate youth and adults on how agriculture touches our daily lives will be January 14th & 15th 2022, at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center from 10am until 4pm each day. For more details, call 355-2495.

Empty Bowls

The 6th annual Empty Bowls an event featuring a serving of Food, Art and Music that benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana will be Saturday January 29th at the Monroe Civic Center from 11am until 1pm. For tickets and more information, call the Food Bank at 322-3567.

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Facing many obstacles, God faithfully opened the door for The Hill to become a reality and we began broadcasting in March 1995. We have witnessed God's work through the positive message in the music.