Canal Street Home for the Holidays

 Celebrate the Holidays in #DowntownNOLA

The DDD would like to welcome you to a Downtown full of excitement this Holiday Season!

Canal Street: Home for the Holidays
Enjoy Throughout the Holidays

Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Canal Place
Tuesday, November 23 | Choir Begins at 4:30pm | We will “Flip the Switch” and turn on the lights at 5:30pm

Movies on the Mississippi at Spanish Plaza sponsored by The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
December 3 | 6:30pm | The Polar Express
December 10 | 6:30pm | How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
December 17 | 6:30pm | Elf



Selfies with Santa at Canal Place
3:00 – 7:00pm | November 23
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Settle in for Santa’s favorite snack (cookies, of course!), bask in the holiday glow of the 45-foot Christmas tree, enjoy a puppet show and meet the jolly man himself! The magical surprises continue as Calliope Puppets present a special holiday-themed puppet show full of familiar family stories with a festive twist. Children ages 3 to 10 will enjoy these lively, interactive presentations at 3:30 PM and 6:15 PM.


Teddy Bear Tea at The Roosevelt
Throughout the Holidays
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Enjoy the experience that has been generations in the making. Their elves are busily preparing for this popular event that delights and excites children of all ages! Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome you and your children to enjoy a presentation of delicious holiday food, specialty teas, and tasty pastries, as well as sparkling wine and mimosas for Mom and Dad. Individual seats are available for pre-paid, non-refundable purchase. Reservations can be made by clicking the link above.



Holiday Tea at Le Salon in Windsor Court
Throughout the Holidays
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If you’re looking to truly experience the seasonal grandeur, there’s no better time than during the traditional pastime of Holiday Tea in Le Salon.  Don’t miss this elegant holiday tradition complete with delicate tea sandwiches, and holiday-themed scones and desserts.  Reservations are required.



Holidays at The Ritz-Carlton
Throughout the Holidays
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The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans will be celebrating the Holidays all season long with multiple events for the whole family! Build a Gingerbread house, enjoy Papa Noel Tea, learn Jazz, or even skip the cooking this year with their Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Jubilee! Learn more at the link above!



Reveillon Dinners at Downtown Restaurants
Throughout the Holidays
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The Creoles, some of the city’s earliest inhabitants, celebrated the start of Christmas in the early 1800s, with a big family meal when they returned home from midnight mass. Today dozens of New Orleans restaurants offer Reveillon Dinners with menus inspired by the Creole families who began the tradition. Participating restaurants have added their own twists to their menus, featuring their house specialties and examples of their culinary creativity.



48th Annual Bayou Classic
November 26 – 27, 2021 | Caesars Superdome
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DDD is a proud sponsor.

The 48th Annual Bayou Classic Football game between Southern and Grambling State is being held November 27 in the Caesars Superdome. Multiple events will precede the game including A Business Showcase, Battle of the Bands, Flag Football Game, Parade, Fan Festival and more! The official kickoff for the game is 4:00pm on November 27. Get your tickets now!



Chanukah at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
November 28, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:30pm
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A celebration of Jewish pride! Lighting up the night on the Mississippi River. Kosher food, music, hot latkes, dreidels, gelt, Menorah and candles, face-painting. Featuring the Chanukah Story Trail and the Generation to Generation Lighting Ceremony. The largest Menorah in Louisiana! Lighting Ceremony: 5:30pm.



Holiday Cheers! In The Arts District of New Orleans
December 4
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Arts District New Orleans (ADNO) is pleased to announce Holiday Cheers, a holiday art walk in the district to coincide with the First Saturday gallery openings on December 4th. In lieu of the traditional evening art openings, the district welcomes patrons to an all-day rolling event featuring world class art exhibitions and libations along the beautifully decorated Julia Street from 11:00am – 7:00pm. 


Running of the Santas
December 11
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Running of the Santas, the annual pilgrimage of costumed revelers through the streets of the city’s Warehouse District, returns Saturday, December 11. At 6:00pm, the Santas will “RUN” from the “South Pole- Mannings” to the “North Pole – Generations Hall” (only a few blocks).   The “Runners” will assemble on Lafayette Street at the corner of South Peters.  Costume contest at 8:00pm!  A portion of the proceeds benefits “That Others May Live” Foundation.



Luna Fete
December 16 – 19
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DDD is a proud sponsor.

Arts Council New Orleans’ LUNA Fête 2021, presented by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and New Orleans & Company offers a fresh new take on the fete. Celebrating Earth and Space and the science and scientists that share their secrets, the eight edition of the festival explores New Orleans newest public space. the Convention Center Pedestrian Park. 



NOLA ChristmasFest at The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
December 17-22 & 25-30
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NOLA ChristmasFest, presented by Coca-Cola, is a dazzling, family-friendly seasonal event, offering your group the perfect opportunity to get into the holiday spirit, make a little joy, and spread a little cheer. Experience a real indoor ice skating rink, ice slides, carnival rides, Santa and friends, Gingerbread houses, decorated trees and more!



The Roosevelt New Orleans Lights Their Lobby for the Holidays
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130 Roosevelt Way New Orleans, LA 70112

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, once again captured the essence of the holidays with the long-awaited lighting of the Waldorf Wonderland in the hotel’s lobby. Sparing no effort, the hotel’s city block-long holiday display features hundreds of thousands of lights and festive bows and garlands creating an impressive display of classic favorites. 



Sazerac House Holiday Events
Throughout the Holiday Season
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101 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130

The Sazerac House is hosting a variety of events throughout the Holiday Season ranging from seminars, demonstrations, and tastings. Learn about Creole Holiday Traditions or Cheers to Cheese! All guests must be 21 to participate and you must register prior to the events through their website.



Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 1, 2022
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This year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl is happening Saturday, January 1 in Downtown NOLA!