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Ashé & Congo Square…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Join Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the Congo Square Preservation Society… more

BACCHUS BASH 2017

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
----BACCHUS BASH 2017---- FREE - Mardi Gras Block Party February 26, 2017… more

CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Feb 26 - 28, 2017
CANO is proud to announce our first photography exhibition in conjunction with… more

International House…

Feb 26 - 27, 2017
To many, Mardi Gras means purple, green and gold blinking beads and kegs of… more

Joe Krown Trio +…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio  plus Seither's Seafood Crawfish Boil. more

Mardi Gras Bourbon…

Feb 26 - 28, 2017
LIMITED VIP Mardi Gras Bourbon Street Balcony Tickets! Being "above the… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Feb 26 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

Second FRIDAY…

Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2017
'New Work by Max Seckel & Bruce Drinnon'. exhibition dates: February 10 -… more

Terrance Osborne…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Coca-Cola is excited to announce that, for the second year, Barq’s Root… more

31st Annual Riverwalk…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for 31st Annual Lundi Gras celebration at the  Riverwalk… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Feb 27, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Lundi Gras with New…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for live music on Lundi Gras featuring the New Orleans Suspects! more

Monday Blues

Feb 27, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Irish House…

Feb 27, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Feb 27 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Feb 27, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

Clarence John…

Feb 28 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Exhibition to feature…

Feb 28 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Feb 28, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Mar 01, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Ashé & Congo Square…

Feb 26 - 26, 2017
Join Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the Congo Square Preservation Society… more

French Market's Saint Nicholas Day Fair

December 7, 2013
  • Location: Dutch Alley
  • Address: 914 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA
  • Times: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Phone: 504-522-2621
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French Market's annual family friendly Christmas event with live music, free craft booths, a petting zoo, and photos with Saint Nicholas in charming Dutch Alley.

 

 ALL ACTIVITIES ARE  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
10:00  a.m. -   4:00 p.m. Petting Zoo, Mini Golf, Craft Booths, Photo Booth &  Facepainting OPEN ALL DAY-- PLUS Children’s Books and Author Signings throughout the day at a booth hosted by A Tisket A Tasket Bookshop!

Craft Booths are “Make and Take” tables hosted by local artists and art groups where  kids can create and decorate holiday items on-site and bring them home, including:  Ornaments, paper bag hats, stockings, bracelets, scarves,  and Christmas cards!  

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.  SAINT NICHOLAS ARRIVES!!!  Saint Nick Secondline through Dutch Alley with Lagniappe Brass Band
**Photos with St. Nicholas all day in Dutch Alley 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ***
 12 noon  Johnette Downing performs at Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion
12:00-12:45  p.m. FrenchQuartour Kids offers a complimentary French Market District "Christmastime in New Orleans" themed tour that includes a visit to the Mississippi River (just behind the French Market District) to talk about Papa Noel and the lighting of the bonfires, a stop at the fleur de lis tree near Cafe du Monde, and more!  (45 mins)
12 noon-12:45 p.m.  Jazz Park Rangers Matt Hampsey and Bruce Barnes with special guests N'Fungola Sibo African Dance & Drum Company for "Spirits of Congo Square" inside the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
1:30 to 2:30            Jayna Morgan's Mistletoe and Stockings Jazz Band at Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion
2:00-3:00 p.m.      Navy Band New Orleans Jazz Combo at Dumaine Plaza at Dumaine & Decatur Streets
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Nari the Christmas Puppeteer performs in Dutch Alley
3:00 to 3:30 p.m.   Delfeayo Marsalis reads his new children’s book “No Cell Phone Day” accompanied by a saxophonist Rex Gregory and bassist Nathan Lambertson inside the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
3:30-4:15  p.m.      FrenchQuartour Kids offers a complimentary French Market District "Christmastime in New Orleans" themed tour (45 mins)
4:00 to 4:30 p.m.    Crescent City Lights Youth Theater carolers perform Christmas carols with an accompanist inside the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.    Real Love a capella quartet sings holiday "Do-Wap" songs beneath the tree at Washington Artillery Park

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