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"Thanks for the…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… more

A Taste of the Opera:…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
A TASTE OF THE OPERA at the French Market every Sunday in September 4:00 p.m.… more

American Theater…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
American Theatre Project of New Orleans (ATPNO) returns to Dillard University's… more

Auditions for Ballet…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
AUDITIONS for Ballet Hysell's, The Nutcracker will be Sunday, September 21,… more

Ballet Hysell's, "The…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
AUDITIONS for Ballet Hysell's, The Nutcracker will be Sunday, September 21,… more

Be the Peace …

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Be the Peace Meditation Flash Mob is a live event celebrating the… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Get your fix of Emeril's famed contemporary New Orleans cuisine at the flagship… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
NOLA, the casual, funky eatery located in the heart of the French Quarter, is a… more

Dance for Social…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Dance for Social Change is New Orleans' first outdoor, site-specific dance… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be opening their 37th Season with an… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Kirk Franklin…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Kick off Sunday mornings with hoodoo blessings. Get into the spirit with… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 21 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 21 - Oct 15, 2014
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New Orleans Saints…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
The New Orleans Saints & Minnesota Vikings  kick-off at 12 noon. more

Rivertown Theaters…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, we bring the… more

Thanks for the…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
This incredible reenactment lets you take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes… more

The Anthony Bean…

Sep 21 - 28, 2014
Two Trains Running is the powerful, often funny, always compassionate story of… more

The National WWII…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
This incredible reenactment lets you take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes… more

"Thanks for the…

Sep 21 - 21, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… more

Fourth Annual French Market Saint Nicholas Day Fair Saturday, December 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Amy Kirk
akirk@frenchmarket.org

 

Fourth Annual French Market Saint Nicholas Day Fair Saturday, December 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free!
Live music, children's author visits & readings,  interactive craft-making booths, a petting zoo, and free photos with Saint Nick!
All events take place in Dutch Alley, between Decatur Street and the River
Enter at Dumaine or St. Phillip Streets, behind our retail shops on the Colonnade


Saint Nick Secondline and Saint Nicholas arrival:

11 a.m. -11:30 a.m.  SANTA SECONDLINE begins at Washington Artillery Park with New Wave Brass Band and International School stiltwalkers. Saint Nick arrives in typical New Orleans fashion, with a brass band playing holiday tunes! Join us anywhere along the way and step in line. We especially encourage you to wear your own Santa hat so we can start a new tradition of a Santa secondline, open to all ages! St. Nick himself will join us, and will arrive in grand style in Dutch Alley, where we will seat him for photographs. He will be on-site  all day interacting

11:30 a.m. SAINT NICHOLAS ARRIVES in Dutch Alley at the Jazz Park Porch

AT THE PERFORMANCE PAVILION in Dutch Alley, where St. Phillip Street meets the River near Montrel's Bistro. The following authors will sign at the Tisket A Tasket Bookshop table near the stage following their presentation

AUTHOR READINGS, LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

10 A.M.-10:15  Cecilia Dartez reads Jenny Giraffe Discovers Papa Noel and signs copies of her book afterwards

10:20-10:35 Alex McConduit  ‘The Little Who Dat Who Didn't" and signs copies of his book afterwards

10:40-10:55 a.m Monica Davillier  Barrois,  "Squirrelly Squirrels" and signs copies of her book afterwards

12 -12:45 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Johnette Downing performs a mix of her Louisiana tunes plus some holiday specials and signs copies of her children's book after her musical performance

1-1:45 p.m. LIVE MUSIC: Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band present Swingin' Christmas tunes 

2-2:45 p.m. Diane de Las Casas presents interactive storytelling featuring her popular children's picture books

3-3:45 p.m. LIVE MUSIC:  Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians Holiday Happening: Mele Kalikimaka!

Saint Nick Secondline and Saint Nicholas arrival:

11 a.m. -11:30 a.m.  SANTA SECONDLINE begins at Washington Artillery Park with New Wave Brass Band and International School stiltwalkers and travels down Decatur Street into Dutch Alley.

11:30 a.m. SAINT NICHOLAS ARRIVES in Dutch Alley! St Nick will be stationed here for photographs, but will also walk through Dutch Alley and our retail shops throughout the day.

LIVE JAZZ MUSIC INSIDE THE NEW ORLEANS NATIONAL JAZZ HISTORICAL PARK IN DUTCH ALLEY

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jim & Martha Hession

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Stephen Dale & Friends

IN DUTCH ALLEY, across from Jazz Park (under and near tree):  

10 a.m.-4 p.m.   Rowdy's Rascals Petting zoo and pictures

CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES across from Pavilion:

--Facepainting  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

--Interactive Kids Craft Booths: Kids can make and take 4 different holiday themed art projects, including hats, secondline hankies, and ornaments! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

--Author signing station and book sales hosted by A Tisket A Tasket BookShop:

Booksignings by local children's authors

10:15-11:15  a.m. Cecilia Dartez

10:35 a.m.-11:35 a.m. Alex McConduit

11:00 a.m. to 12 noon  Monica Davillier  Barrois

1:00-2:00 p.m. Johnette Downing

3:00-4:00 p.m. Diane de Las Casas

3:00-4:00 p.m. Chef Eliana  signs copies of her cookbook, ELIANA COOKS! RECIPES FOR CREATIVE KIDS

DUMAINE PLAZA at Dumaine & Decatur Streets

4 p.m. New Orleans Navy Band Full Steam Brass Band closes out the day!