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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Ogden After Hours…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Christ Thomas King. more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… 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!