Presented by the DDD & the Crown Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Where: In Front of Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter | When: Lighting will be at 5:30 p.m.
Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and the Crown Plaza New Orleans French Quarter hotel “flip the switch,” turning on more than 1 million twinkling lights on New Orleans’ grand corridor. Stop by the hotel’s St Charles Ballroom just off the lobby from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and decorate your own holiday cookie while enjoying complimentary hot cocoa or apple cider. Santa will be there to hear your wish list for the holidays. Bring an unwrapped, new toy for local charities and receive a free picture with Santa!
Presented by the DDD & Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
Where: Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza | When: 6:30 p.m.
The Downtown Development District and Riverwalk Marketplace
present two weekends of special outdoor movie showings!
Friday December 6 - How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Friday December 13 – Elf
Presented by the DDD & The Roosevelt New Orleans
Where: Download Parade Map Here! | When: Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m
New Orleans’ official holiday parade, the “Krewe of Jingle,” will once again delight locals and visitors alike with authentic parade floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, Christmas characters and many more magical surprises!
Where: Canal Street, beginning and ending at the Riverwalk Spanish Plaza
When: Registration 8:00 a.m., Race Start 9:00 a.m.
Calling all kids! The Downtown Development District and Entergy present the annual holiday fun run for kids on Canal Street! Rudolph, Santa and friends will jingle their bells to signal the start of the race. Participants will receive antlers, a race t-shirt and a bag of holiday goodies. After the race, “Romp” around the Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza and enjoy healthy activities like yoga for kids & parents, pictures with Santa, music, games, crafts and more.Download Registration Form or Register Online.