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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 21 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Backyard Grooves

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 21 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling… more

Dim Sum Brunch at…

Oct 21, 2017
Sister to Gulotta’s acclaimed MOPHO, Maypop located in downtown’s… more

Double Dose

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

East of the…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 21 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Krewe of BOO! Parade…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
This spooktacular Halloween event is unlike any other parade in the world and… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 21, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Ballet Hispanico! Led by… more

NOLA Cochon de Lait…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
The First Annual NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival will take place on October 21,… more

NOLA Mac n Cheese…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for the 1st Annual Mac N Cheese Fest. The inaugural Festival will… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 21 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 21 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

The Historic New…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The House of Groove

Oct 21, 2017
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 21 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Nola Christmasfest Keeps on Giving to Help Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Steve Schulkens
504.401.6990
steve@schulkens.com

Diane Lyons
504.524.1227
DLyons@accent-dmc.com

(New Orleans, La.) - NOLA ChristmasFest 2016 wrapped up another successful year attracting tens of thousands of families to the seasonal event at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, but the annual indoor Christmas festival continues to spread holiday cheer with a generous donation of carpet left over from the 15-day event to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

The New Orleans Convention Center and Freeman Decorating plan to begin removing carpet this morning from Hall I at the Convention Center and donating 161,874 square feet of plush carpeting to Habitat's ReStore outlets. The red and gray carpet, which totals nearly 18,000 square yards, will be distributed in New Orleans, Covington and Baton Rouge and will be a source of revenue for the nonprofit organization that enables home buying for people in the community.

"Carpet centers a room, the same way that homeownership anchors a community. Donations from Freeman, such as this NOLA ChristmasFest carpet, are the reason New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity can continue to provide life-changing homeownership opportunities to the working families of New Orleans," said Marguerite Oestreicher, Chief Advancement Officer New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

The work begins at 7 am Tuesday, January 3, with scheduled pick up at 9 am. Diane Lyons, NOLA ChristmasFest spokesperson, is thrilled with Freeman's generous donation. "So many wonderful Christmas memories were created on this carpeting by families who attended this year's event. It's heart-warming to know that it will continue to bring joy to those who can use the carpet."

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