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14th Annual Saints…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… more

19th Annual…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
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Bach Around the Clock

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Come join us for the Annual Bach Around the Clock. There will be over two… more

Backyard Grooves

Mar 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Mar 25 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Clarence John…

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

Dividing the Estate

Mar 25 - Apr 15, 2017
The third regional premiere of our season is the winner of the Outer Critics… more

Double Dose

Mar 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Drafts for Crafts -…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Joinus for the official launch party of PT-305. After nearly a decade of… more

Exhibition to feature…

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

Louisiana Children's…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Travel the world in a single day at the 19th Annual Children's World's Fair -… more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Alfred Banks. more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Black Laurel. more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Extended Trio. more

New Orleans Bourbon…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that… more

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Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Come join us in a spring celebration featuring sugar blowing demonstrations and… more

New Orleans Mission…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
The New Orleans Mission will host Cruisin' for the Mission, a one-day event… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 25 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 25 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Spring…

Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2017
New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association celebrates the cultural heritage… more

14th Annual Saints…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… 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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