If you missed Light up the Night in downtown Monroe on Thursday, you missed a great celebration. Art was on display, shoppers took the opportunity to walk the streets, serenaded by a variety of street musicians, looking for the perfect gift for those special people in their lives.
Restaurants were happy to give the shoppers an opportunity to take a load off their feet and stop in for a taste of the local cuisine. The gift shop in the Walton Monroe Center for the Arts was open for business and as darkness fell, the lights and decorations gave little doubt that the Christmas season in Monroe is now under way.
If you missed out on the fun, you will have plenty more opportunities between now and Christmas to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas in Monroe, beginning this weekend. Downtown merchants will have Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (some stores will remain open until 8 p.m.) and from 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, offering the perfect opportunity for shoppers to get a head start on holiday shopping.
For some ideas on what is available locally, take a look at this Holiday Gift Guide shared in the latest issue of Walton Living Magazine.
Photo Gallery – Christmas shopping began early during Light up the Night celebrations in d owntown Monroe on Nov. 2, 2017. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel