Merry Christmas the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana! The arts and the holidays go hand in hand, and there is an art event right here in Northeast Louisiana nearly every day in December.
During this holiday season, you will have all kinds of opportunities to listen to your favorite Christmas songs and watch scenes from your favorite ballets and plays. Whether you like to wear “ugly Christmas sweaters” or dress to the nines, whether you like to drink eggnog or hot toddies, whether your favorite movie is Christmas Family Vacation or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, there is a place for you to spread some cheer! For the full calendar and all event details, click here.
Experience food from award winning local Chef Cory Bahr and heralded Houston Chef, Chef Ryan Lachaine. Music acts include local act The Supernaturals and Houston natives The Tontons. General admission tickets sold at the door.
Twin City Ballet Gala performance will be of Rudolph and Act II of The Nutcracker. Everyone’s favorite classic! Yes, Rudolph is back……with all the heart-filled adventure the story brings, brought to life onstage under the direction of the incredible Joe Istre and performed by Twin City Ballet’s amazing array of dancers. Following intermission, Act II of The Nutcracker will be performed to round off a spectacular night of music and dance.
City of West Monroe presents: Live Music by Lisa Spann & Company. Enjoy live music while you wait for the parade and stay for more music as the parade ends and fireworks begin.
The Marine Corps Band will present “Santa Meets Sousa,” their first holiday concert of the year.
What better gift to give than a beautiful work of art? Get yours at ULM from December 4-8.
Round out your 2017 with us at the third installment of our ten year celebration of the #DowntownGalleryCrawl! The December Crawl is a delightful way to begin your holiday season – give your eyeballs the gift of new art from our 9 galleries.
This is an interactive show with Queen Anne’s Revenge Dueling Pianos on the Skent N Dent stage in the historic Coca-Cola building in Downtown Monroe. While you’re there, enjoy food and a cash bar provided by Restaurant Cotton as well as complimentary beer samples by Choice Brands.
December 7, 8, 9
Enjoy beautiful live music at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, all of which will be impeccably decorated for the holidays.
December 8, 9, 10, 12, 14
“Watch” and listen to this classic Christmas play at Strauss Theatre. See Kris Kringle and friends on stage as they perform the play in its original radio version.
December 8, 9, 10, 16, 17
Featuring homey holiday classics like “Up on the Housetop,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” and a special “March of the Wooden Soldiers,” this original musical comedy creation at the Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts will have you feeling nostalgic and leave you in the perfect Christmas spirit.
Sing along with local favorite, Josh Madden, and the MSO as we present our holiday concert of music heard from popular holiday films.
Join the Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts for the winter edition of its semi-annual gala fundraiser where students from the Improv 102 and Musical Theatre Cabaret classes entertain you in between servings of a three-course meal.
Finish up the arts holiday season at A Very Merry Oz Christmas. Join the Louisiana Delta Ballet and Dorothy, as she is swept away to the North Pole on Christmas Eve and re-discovers her Dear Friends in the Land of Oz. Dorothy soon realizes there really is no place like home for Christmas.
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