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A white Christmas in Monroe

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's been several years since Northeast Louisiana has seen snow in December. As our Nolan Crane reports if you want to have a white Christmas you don't have to travel very far.

This might not be Rockefeller Center but here in Monroe there is an ice skating rink and inside the Children's Museum it snows every hour so you can have a white Christmas. The snow might not be real but that doesn't stop the kids from making snow angels and playing in it. When the laughing stops the singing with Ms. Clause begins. It might be called the children's museum but there isn't an age limit when it comes to having fun.

"This is a place where we want adults and children to come together. it's not just a place to drop off your kids but to enjoy it and have and have that fun factor together and laugh and make memories," said Martha Ryan.

"It's been a very intriguing experience. It's a lot of fun doing the different activities with them," says Marhia Harris.

In addition to taking a ride on polar express, everyone has the opportunity to make a Christmas ornament to take home and hang on their tree. It's the fun memories the kids also take home which is the purpose of Santa's Village Christmas.

"We wanted a place that they could come each year, see Santa, bring your camera, take a picture, sometimes there even the Christmas cards and just make some wonderful family memories. It's just a great place for families to come," said Melissa Saye.

"He's having a good time. I'd consider making it like a little tradition," said Harris.

The Children's Museum is open every single day of the week and it's only $5 a person.

Santa takes a break from the North Pole to visits the Children's Museum Thursday through Sunday, but Ms. Clause is there when Santa isn't.

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