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ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 2 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 2 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 2 - 3, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

The Foundation…

Jul 2 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 3 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… 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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