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In New Orleans we've always got a reason to eat drink and be merry! New Orleans is home to hundreds of special events- large, small and in-between. We celebrate our food, our music, art, athletics and more. So whether you are a literary aficionado, a po boy addict or just looking to boogie to amazing live music in the Louisiana sunshine- there is a festival or event right up your alley.

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Saturday Dec 08, 2012

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13th Annual Holiday on the Boulevard

December 08 – 09, 2012
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Ashe Cultural Arts Center
  • Address: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113
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For the thirteenth consecutive year, music and merriment are the order of the day as Ashé Cultural Arts Center lights up the boulevard with musicians, actors, merchants, and the community, cre... more
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37th Annual Holiday Home Tour

December 08 – 09, 2012
The tour features seven Garden District homes, open for tour goers to see in all their holiday glory.
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A Christmas Carol

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Southern Rep at the Contemporary Arts Center
  • Address: 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 7:30 pm
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A Christmas Carol- A Southern Rep holiday play, starring John "Spud" McConnell as Scrooge, at the Contemporary Arts Center.  For tickets and more information please visit website or cal... more
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A Christmas Carol

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Southern Rep at the Contemporary Arts Center
  • Address: 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 2:00 PM
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A Christmas Carol- A Southern Rep holiday play, starring John "Spud" McConnell as Scrooge, at the Contemporary Arts Center.  For tickets and more information please visit website or cal... more
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Ballet Hispanico and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Address: 1419 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Time: 7:30pm
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The stage will ignite with the infectious rhythms of Cuban, jazz and big-band music and the stylish Latin social dances of Rumba, Salsa, Cha-cha and Mambo. 
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Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas

December 08 – 29, 2012
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: Beauregard-Keyes House
  • Address: 1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
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Throughout Decemeber visit a historic French Quarter home as it celebrates the Christmas Season in traditional ways.  See the house donned in the Victorian-style decorative trim of velvet, ribbon... more
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Celebration in the Oaks

December 8, 2012 – January 1, 2013
  • Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • Address: Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Time: Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday - Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of the most beautiful holiday light exhibits in the country. Closed December 24th and December 31st. 
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Christmas Concerts at Historic St. Augustine Church

December 08 – 15, 2012
  • Location: St. Augustine Church
  • Address: 1210 Henriette Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 4:00 pm
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Enjoy the sounds of the season at the beautiful and historic St. Augustine Church- the oldest African-American Catholic parish in the United States.  Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., t... more
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Christmas New Orleans Style

December 08 – 31, 2012
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of uniquely New Orleans holiday activities taking place throughout December. Experience the magic o... more
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Christmas on Jackson Square

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Jackson Square
  • Address: 533 St. Ann St., New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
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Join the shops and restaurants on Jackson Square for holiday fun.  Enjoy all day specials, book signings, gourmet tastings, and much more.  Refreshments will be served.  Enjoy shopping ... more
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Creole Queen's Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel

December 08 – 22, 2012
  • Location: Creole Queen
  • Address: 1 Poydras Street @ Riverwalk Marketplace, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: 1:30 PM
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Each December, the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler is transformed into a Cajun Christmas wonderland.  Papa Noel, his Elf Magician, and Cajun Gator are sure to delight.  Guests can even hold a rea... more
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Critter Cinema Night sponsored by LASPCA

December 8, 2012
  • Location: The LA/SPCA
  • Address: 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 6:00pm-9:00am
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Great fun for animal-loving, pizza-eating, movie-watching kids! What better way to end the week than getting cozy with kitties & puppies, enjoying G-rated critter movies, making friends with o... more
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Exhibition: Louviere + Vanessa: Something Whispered Something Sung

December 8, 2012 – January 7, 2013
  • Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art/ University of New Orleans
  • Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Weds.-Mon. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 6pm-8pm
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Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown incorporate elements of painting, film, and printmaking into their work, creating elaborate images that blur the traditional notion of a photograph. Exploring themes ... more
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Festival of Trees

December 08 – 21, 2012
  • Location: Louisiana Children's Museum
  • Address: 420 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM Sunday 12:00 PM-4:30 PM
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Celebrate the holidays by visiting an enchanted forest of decorated trees sponsored by community partners representing the arts, culture, food, and literature of the region.
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From Terra to Verde: The Work of Sharon Kopriva Exhibition

December 8, 2012 – January 7, 2013
  • Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Weds.-Mon. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 6pm-8pm
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From Terra to Verde is a thirty year survey of works created between 1982 and 2012 by Houston artist, Sharon Kopriva. Born into a Catholic family in the Houston Heights in 1948, she received a Maste... more
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Gingerbread Holiday Tea

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, New Orleans Hotel Collection
  • Address: 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062
  • Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
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The Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel presents its second annual Gingerbread Tea on December 8, 2012! Join us for this great family holiday event in Kenner. There will be a lunch buffet for adult... more
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Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays Family Tea with Santa

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Longue Vue House and Gardens
  • Address: 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
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Join Santa at Longue Vue with caroling, crafts, and good cheer!  Have photos taken with Santa.  Toast the holidays with a complimentary glass of bubbly cheer, served with hot chocolate, cook... more
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Holiday Home Tour

December 08 – 09, 2012
  • Location: Preservation Resource Center
  • Address: 1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
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The 37th annual self-guided tour features seven distinctive Garden District Homes, all decorated for the holidays.  Enjoy a holiday boutique and cafe at the tour headquarters, Trinity Episcopal C... more
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Holiday Shopping at The Shops

December 08 – 22, 2012
  • Location: The Shops at Canal Place
  • Address: 333 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 1:00 PM
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Enjoy live holiday music and complimentary wine and beer bars every Saturday in December while shopping in great stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, Anthropologie, Michael Kors an... more
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Jingle Bugs

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
  • Address: 423 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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Bug out with a day of family fun with butterflies and bugs!  See the newly renovated butterfly garden, meet Santa Claus, try Bug Nog, play the Gum Drop game for prizes, and catch a buggy reading ... more
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Merriment on Magazine Street

December 08 – 22, 2012
  • Location: Throughout Magazine St.
  • Time: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Merriment on Magazine Street kicks off Saturday, December 1 and continues December 8, 15, and 22.  For a list of festive happenings and details, check out the website.  Happy Holidays on Mag... more
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Michael J. Deas Exhibition Opening

December 8, 2012 – January 7, 2013
  • Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Weds.-Mon. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 6pm-8pm
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Michael J. Deas is a master realist painter and one of the nation's premier illustrators. Working from his studio in New Orleans' historic Vieux Carré, he creates paintings and drawings with ... more
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21

Reindeer Run and Romp

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas A Facility of Audubon
  • Address: #1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Registration 8:00 AM, Race starts at 9:00 AM
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Calling all kids!  The Downtown Development District and Entergy present the 3rd annual holiday fun run for kids!  Participants receive bells for their sneakers, antlers, race t-shirts, and ... more
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Shelby Lee Adams: Salt & Truth Exhibition

December 8, 2012 – January 7, 2013
  • Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Weds.-Mon. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 6pm-8pm
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For more than thirty-five years, Shelby Lee Adams has been making powerful and honest photographs of the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky. These images described by Adams as "collaborations&... more
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Tav Falco - 50 Photographs: An Iconography of Chance

December 8, 2012 – January 7, 2013
  • Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Address: 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Time: Weds.-Mon. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 6pm-8pm
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Musician, filmmaker, performance artist, photographer and Southern provocateur Tav Falco presents 50 photographs: An Iconography of Chance. These black and white photographs-taken in the 1970s and e... more
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