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Christmas in Minden (Full Weekend Schedule)

December 8, 2023 - December 9, 2023

Come celebrate the holidays in Historic Downtown Minden. Below is a full list of scheduled events for the weekend!

Friday, December 8th

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Minden Civic Center
Join us as we light up the City Christmas Tree and kick off the exciting Holiday weekend!

Holiday Wine Walk
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Downtown Minden $$
Join us for a delightful wine tasting experience and stroll through Downtown Minden, where you’ll encounter delicious snacks, captivating entertainment, exclusive discounts, and so much more. Tickets will be available for purchase.

Hot Chocolate and Hot Donuts
5:00pm – 8:00pm 
Brick Street Coffee $

Holiday Trail of Lights Hayride
6-9pm Holiday
Downtown Minden
Take a tractor-pulled hayride tour of the Historic District and enjoy Christmas Lights and caroling hosted by Webster Parish Tourism & Dorcheat Museum.

Rehab Reindeer Run 5K
Ridgewood Subdivision
It’s time for our annual REINDEER RUN hosted by Minden Medical Center Rehab Services. This years’ participants will run/walk through the Ridgewood neighborhood at night to take in all the Christmas lights lining the course! Come join us for a jolly good time to kick off 2023 Christmas in Minden weekend!


Saturday, December 9th

Festive Christmas Brunch
Geaux Fresh $

Hot Chocolate and Coffee
The Broken Bean $

Presents on Pearl Vendor Market
The Venue on Pearl $
Check off your Christmas list and shop at our handmade or arts and crafts vendors.

Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
The Warehouse – Easley Studios Courtyard
Stop by and give Santa your list. You may take your own photos.

Kids Ornament Crafting
12pm – 3pm
Dorcheat Historical Museum
Create your very own ornament to hang on the tree. All supplies are provided by Webster Parish Libraries.

Kids Face Painting & S’mores
12pm – 3pm
The Courtyard
Minden JSL will be providing S’mores to roast over the fire for a sweet snack before the parade. Area art students will be available to paint faces.

Photos with the Grinch and Friends
Downtown Minden
The Grinch and friends will be walking around downtown, be sure to snap a picture before the parade begins!

5:30pm – Amanda Shaw Minden Civic Center

Energetic Louisiana fiddler Amanda Shaw blazes trails with her clever songwriting and exciting performances. She will be performing on the Downtown music stage.

We have a Savior Christmas Concert
First Baptist Minden
6:00pm – FREE
Our choir and orchestra will weave the enchanting story of Christmas through music.


Sunday, December 10th

Christmas Parade
Downtown Minden

Parade Awards

5:30pm – Downtown Minden
Fireworks will shoot from the Webster Parish Courthouse parking lot.



December 8, 2023
December 9, 2023
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Minden, LA 71055 United States
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