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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 24 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

May 24 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

May 24 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Chicken on the Bone…

May 24 - Dec 6, 2017
Want to enjoy some nightlife? No trip to New Orleans is complete if you have… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

May 24, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

David Hansen's Garden…

May 24, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Lighting From a…

May 24 - 24, 2017
Join Andrew J. Merkel for a one-night lighting workshop at the New Orleans… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 24 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 24 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

May 24 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

May 24 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Senga Nengudi:…

May 24 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

The Georgian…

May 24 - Oct 16, 2017
For more than a century, a King George sat on the British throne. The Georgian… more

The Historic New…

May 24 - Oct 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The Maison Presents -…

May 24 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

May 24 - 24, 2017
Join us for the 18th Annual Wednesday at the Square. The 12-week concert series… more

Heart of the House

May 25, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

May 25 - Jun 1, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns for its 11th season this spring running from March… more

Lilith in Loa…

May 25, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

NOWFE Wine Dinner at…

May 25 - 25, 2017
Windsor Court is thrilled to once again be a part of the New Orleans Wine and… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

May 24 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… 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!