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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 3 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 3 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 3 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 3 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

The Joy Theater…

Mar 3 - 3, 2015
Much like acts like The Smiths or Joy Division before them, Above & Beyond… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 3 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Jazz Pilates with…

Mar 4 - 25, 2015
The French Market and The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park are proud… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 4 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 4 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 4 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

Ogden After Hours…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Colin Lake. more

The Columns Hotel…

Mar 5 - 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

Yappy Hour at The…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Yappy Hour at the The Velvet Cactus - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Sorry, no dogs… more

Friends of the…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of… more

International…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… more

Jefferson Arts…

Mar 6 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free style painting expansive… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 3 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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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