Christmas, Destinations

Guide for the ‘Gram: Santa and Rudolph are on a boat!

Every year, owners light up their boats and take to the waters of Lake Pontchartain

Santa Claus on a boat? It’s lit. Literally.

Yep! Every year boat owners take to Lake Pontchartrain with their vessels lit up, celebrating Christmas with a unique parade on the water.

One of the prime spots to catch this year’s parade, which starts Saturday at 5:30 p.m., is the New Canal Lighthouse. For a $5 entry fee, you can check out music, visit a holiday marketplace featuring local vendors and buy food and hot toddies from area food trucks. It’s a party for a cause, and proceeds go to benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

This is one of the events that will fill you with holiday cheer and make your Instagram sparkle. You should make an effort to be the one among your friends to have it in your feed.

Check out the pics from previous years:


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New Canal Lighthouse
Getting there
8001 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Opening Hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 10am–4pm
Sun 10am–2pm
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