Minden, Louisiana Sparkles with a Full Day of Holiday Festivities, Dec. 7

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Minden is all dressed up for Christmas and ready to receive visitors as a part of Louisiana’s Holiday Trail of Lights.

Fasching Festival

Celebrate Christmas with the folks from the “Friendliest City in the South.” Join Minden on December 7 for a full day of holiday festivities beginning at 10 a.m. as the downtown antique, specialty shops and galleries open for business. The Minden Community Chorus will provide free music, caroling and refreshments 3-4 p.m. at City Art Works, located at 701 Main Street.

A free trolley is available to The Winter Wonderland Festival located at “The Farm” for unique one-of-a-kind Christmas and gift items, noon -7 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy a free trolley ride in downtown, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., for the Christmas Tour of Homes in the Historic District. The tour includes homes and buildings with varied architecture including Greek Revival, Spanish Colonial, Farm House and Victorian.

For $10 you will be able to tour:

  •     The Gray-Fowler Home – 410 East & West Street, circa 1939
  •     The Jamieson-Isgitt Home – 706 Elm Street, circa 1918
  •      The Miller-Inabnett Home – 416 Broadway, circa 1901
  •     Zenobia’s Farm House – 419 E. Union. Circa 1930
  •     The Stewart Center – 521 East & West Street, circa 1920
  •     The Minden Presbyterian Church – 1001 Broadway, circa 1923
  •     The Bank of Webster-Citizens National Bank – 704 Main Street, Circa 1910
  •     Dorcheat Historical Museum – 619 Pearl Street

Be sure and make plans to stay all day and complete your Christmas experience in Minden at the Minden Annual Christmas Parade at 5 p.m. and then drive through beautiful downtown Minden and enjoy thousands of Christmas lights, displays and life-size nutcrackers.

Minden is one of the eight cities on the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. For more information on Louisiana’s Holiday trail of Lights, go to http://www.HolidayTrailOfLights.com or http://www.facebook.com/HolidayTrailOfLights.

For holiday images of Minden, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/holidaytrailoflights/sets/72157627393151276/.

Minden is located just 28 miles east of Shreveport on I-20, exit 47.

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