Canal Street Home For The Holidays 2013

Originally posted November 8th, 2013 2:29pm.

Angela Hill Featured Celebrity Grand Marshall

The Holidays are right around the corner and we would like to remind you to save the dates for this year’s Canal Street: Home for the Holidays presented by the DDD & The Roosevelt New Orleans. Please visit, for full details!

Canal Street Lighting Ceremony
Presented by the DDD & the Astor Crowne Plaza
Featuring The Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Male Chorus and hosted by FOX 8 Bob Breck
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 join Santa to “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!
Click here to check out video highlights from the ceremony.

Movies on the Mississippi
Presented by the DDD & Riverwalk Marketplace
Where: Riverwalk Spanish Plaza | When: 6:30 p.m.
The Downtown Development District and Riverwalk Marketplace present two weekends of special outdoor movie showings!
Friday, December 6th – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey – Winner of this year’s twitter vote.
Friday, December 13th – Elf
Click here to check out video highlights from the movies.

Krewe of Jingle Parade
Presented by the DDD & The Roosevelt New Orleans
Where: Parade will roll on Canal Street | When: Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Back for its sixth 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 iconic news anchor ANGELA HILL will be featured as this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshall!
Click here to check out video highlights from the parade.

Reindeer Run & Romp
Presented by the DDD & Entergy
Where: Canal Street, beginning and ending at the Riverwalk Spanish Plaza
When: Registration 8:00 a.m., Race Start 9:00 a.m. Preregistration available at
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 Spanish Plaza and enjoy healthy activities like yoga for kids & parents, music, games, crafts and more.
Click here to check out video highlights from the fun run.
Other sponosors include Fox 8, 101.9, Jones Walker and WWII Museum.

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