Christmas on the Plaza

Santa, Photography, Winter Sports, and the New Outlet Mall

What do Santa, photography, winter sports, and the new outlet mall have in common? All are unique features of three raffles to be sold at the Monroe Area Community Foundation's booth at the Christmas on the Plaza festivities. This year, the Santa Visit raffle will be made even more memorable because it includes a free photography package to be provided by Len Kaltman, a professional photographer. Since the holidays coexist with winter sports, the second raffle is for two passes to ALL Monroe games, courtesy of the school's Athletic Department. The third raffle is in the spirit of the season because it's a shopping bag donated by the new outlet mall. The bag is comprised of a mix of gift certificates, discount cards, and specific items from stores. Stop by the foundation's booth on November 21, 2009, to find out what's in it. While there, you may also want to purchase a Monroe Community Cookbook for $10. Read more »

Craft Space Still Available for Christmas on the Plaza

The Monroe Optimist Club will again present Christmas on the Plaza downtown. This year's festival will take place on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Space is available for food and craft booths. All crafts must be handmade by the seller (unless prior approval by the committee) and of high quality. All raffles must have prior approval of the committee. Booths must be handicapped accessible for visitors. All applications must be received by November 15th and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve booth space, please send an email to for an application. If you do not have computer access, you may phone 513-850-1954. Please leave a brief message if you don't get an answer.

Little Miss Snowflake 2008

Dana Craft was chosen Little Miss Snowflake for 2008 at Christmas on the Plaza.


Christmas on the Plaza Meeting

08/21/2008 7:00 pm
08/21/2008 8:30 pm

The Monroe Optimist would like to invite you to help plan the Second Annual Christmas on the Plaza. We will be holding meetings beginning Aug. 7th at 7:00 pm at the James Monroe Community Room located in the rear of the City Building at 233 South Main Street, Monroe. Additional meeting dates at the same location are Aug. 21, Sept. 25,  Oct. 9 & 23, Nov. 13 & 20, and Dec.11 &12, 2008  Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the planning of this event should attend. If you cannot attend and you still want to help please email or call Cherie Gentry at (513)850-1954.