What’s UP ON THE HILL
Twin City Firefighters Association Annual Toy Drive
The Twin City Firefighters Association Annual Toy Drive is going on. Toy donations can be dropped off at the City of Monroe Public Safety Center on Hwy 165 South from 8am until 3pm, Monday through Friday. Toys can be from infant to 12 years of age. For more details, call 355-0432.
The Freedom Trees
Get in the Christmas spirit and check out all the magical lights in Monroe-West Monroe! The Freedom Trees will be lit on Saturday November 11 with other displays around Monroe-West Monroe turning on Saturday November 21.
Super Saturday with the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana is November 21st at 117 Hall Street, Monroe. There will be garden based activities, early childhood activities, a community health fair and much more. For more details call 323-8775.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection
November 16th through 23rd is Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection week. Collection times are 9a-5p, Monday through Friday, 9a until 12 noon on Saturday and 1p to 4p on Sunday. Bring all boxes to Fair Park Baptist Church, 4412 White’s Ferry Road in West Monroe. For more details, call 396-6306.
Santa’s Christmas Village
Santa’s Christmas Village will be open at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum on Walnut Street beginning Saturday November 21st and will be there until December 23rd. There will be cookie decorating, visits with Santa, a model train village, make and take holiday ornaments, snow shows, festive light displays, photo ops, and more. For more details call 361-9611.
The Christmas Market
The Christmas Market a great day of shopping, music, great food, door prizes and more is Saturday November 21st at the Monroe Civic Center. Entry fee is $5.00. It goes from 10am until 4pm, for more details call 318-807-1735.
Wild Turkey 5K
The Wild Turkey 5K is coming November 26th beginning at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe. It’ Thanksgiving morning at 8am. This is an in-person event, Parking will beat Suge Entertainment. T-shirts included with registration. For registration information call 325-9160.
Shop Small Saturday
Shop Small Saturday will be Saturday November 28th. Downtown West Monroe is your home for shopping small and loving local on Shop Small Saturday and throughout the holidays. Shops are open 10am until 7 pm every Friday and Saturday from Thanksgiving until Christmas.
Holiday Outdoor Movie
There will be a Holiday Outdoor Movie in Antique Alley, Saturday November 28th. What could be better than watching one of your favorite Christmas movies in Antique Alley under the magical Christmas lights? The movie begins at 5:30pm and it’s Free.
A Christmas Carol
Strauss Theatre Center will present Charles Dickens timeless family classic, A Christmas Carol, on Thursday December 3rd through the 6th. This heartwarming Victorian classic feature young artists from Geneva Academy and the Hill’s own Philip Brooks as Scrooge. Seating is limited, tickets are available online – www.strausstc.com or you can call 318-323-6681 to reserve your tickets.
Virtual Cooking School
You are invited to join the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana for a Virtual Cooking School event, December 3rd. 100% of proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. Tickets are available at foodbanknela.salsalabs.org/virtualcookingschool. For more details call 322-3567.
Steven Curtis Chapman Acoustic Christmas
The exclusive pre-sale is going on NOW for Steven Curtis Chapman’s Acoustic Christmas Tour, making a stop in your city! Hear Christmas favorites that will make up a wonderful night of Christmas cheer and celebration. Tickets are limited due to social distancing safety guidelines, so grab your tickets before they’re gone using code HOPE20. Pre-sale is live now until Thursday, 10PM. The Concert is December 4th at First West West Monroe Campus in West Monroe. See you in December!
Christmas on the River Festival
The Christmas on the River Festival is Saturday December 5th. It kicks off at 8:30 with Christmas on the River 5K loop run through downtown West Monroe and along the River.
Taste of Trenton
Join the West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce for the annual Taste of Trenton Tuesday December 8th for a great family friendly dinner in Historic Downtown West Monroe. Check in at Alley Park will be from 5pm until 5:30pm. For tickets and full details go to westmonroechamber.org.
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