Presented by the DDD & the Astor Crowne Plaza
Where: In front of the Astor Crowne Plaza | When: Lighting will be at 5:30 p.m.
Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and the Astor Crowne Plaza 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 & Riverwalk Marketplace
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! November 30 —A Christmas Story, December 7—Elf.
Presented by the DDD & The Roosevelt New Orleans
Where: Download Parade Map Here! | When: Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m
Back for its fifth year, 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!
Presented by the DDD & Entergy
Where: Canal Street, beginning and ending at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
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 bells for their sneakers, antlers, a race t-shirt and a bag of holiday goodies. After the race, “Romp” around the Aquarium and enjoy healthy activities like yoga for kids & parents, pictures with Santa, music, games, crafts and more.