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Art is the Driving…

Dec 4 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 04, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christian Marclay's…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
THE CLOCK by Christian Marclay comes to New Orleans! Never before exhibited in… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 4 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
  French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly presents the free… more

Create a Cig Presents…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
Create A Cig in Kenner will be hosting a nonprofit event Pictures with Santa… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 04, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 4 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 4 - 11, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

Magazine St. Holiday…

Dec 4 - 18, 2016
Dat Dog’s Magazine Street location will also transform during the first… more

Mama's Music

Dec 04, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

Marche Créole

Dec 04, 2016
Marche Créole is an exciting new market selling fresh farm to table… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 4 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

Modgun by Robert…

Dec 4 - 18, 2016
The public is invited to tour the newly installed ModGun by Robert Tannen, the… more

New Orleans Saints vs…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
The New Orleans Saints & the Detroit Lions kick-off at 12:00 pm. more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

Dec 4 - 30, 2016
Featuring work by nine women artists from the island continent, this exhibition… more

The New Movement…

Dec 4 - 18, 2016
The future begins at Beta, as the latest talents emerging from TNM's… more

The New Movement…

Dec 4 - 18, 2016
Sunday night is home to School Night at TNM - a show that features the… more

The NORDC/NOBA Center…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
 It's that time of year again! This holiday season, bring the whole family… more

World Famous Gospel…

Dec 4 - 25, 2016
Join us for our new Gospel Brunch experience which includes local talent… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 4 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… 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!