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“Awash with Color:…

May 1 - 21, 2016
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Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 1 - 1, 2016
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May 1 - 1, 2016
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May 1 - 1, 2016
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May 1 - 1, 2016
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May 1 - 1, 2016
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May 1 - 1, 2016
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City Park Presents -…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us in the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park for City… more

DISNEY ON ICE…

May 1 - 1, 2016
The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100… more

Disney on Ice: 100…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! The monumental ice skating… more

Irvin Mayfield & The…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Close out your festival weekend with House of Blues New Orleans for Irvin… more

Irvin Mayfield and…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Grammy Award Winning Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra perform… more

Irvin Mayfield Jazz…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mama's Music

May 01, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In Big Mama's Lounge. 21+ with valid photo I.D. 7-string guitarist Justin… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

New Orleans Photo…

May 1 - 29, 2016
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to be the first venue to … more

PONDEROSA STOMP…

May 1 - 1, 2016
Kick off the day with Awakenings presented by Stumptown Coffee Roasters and… more

SOUTH LOUISIANA SWAMP…

May 1 - 1, 2016
A rich gumbo of So. LA talent takes over Three Keys with Keith Frank and the… more

The Historic New…

May 1 - 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

“Awash with Color:…

May 1 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… 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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