Christmas Trees, Destinations

Weekend Picks: Caroling, caroling through the Square

The East is having its first holiday parade this weekend!

Christmas time is here! There’s lot to celebrate across the city, with boats lit up on Lake Pontchartrain to a holiday parade in New Orleans East.

Here are our weekend picks for Dec. 14-16:

Jerry Seinfeld at the Saenger Theatre

(Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Philly Fights Cancer)

Date: Dec. 14, 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $65
Description: Comedian Jerry Seinfield brings his standup comedy back to New Orleans, with two shows Friday night. Click here for more information.

Saenger Theatre
Getting there
1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Open Now
Mon-Fri 10am–5pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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Jingle on the Boulevard Parade

Date: Dec. 15, Noon
Price: Free
Description: New Orleans East is having its first holiday parade. New Orleans Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen’s office said the parade will feature Santa Claus, a variety of holiday characters, marching units and signature throws. Click here to get route information.

Lights on the Lake

Date: Dec. 15, 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Price: $5
Description: The Canal Lighthouse offers a prime spot for viewing the annual holiday boat parade on Lake Pontchartain at 5:30 p.m. There will also be music, food trucks, hot toddies, kids crafts and more.  Click here for more information.

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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Big 9 Second Line

Date: Dec. 16, Noon
Price: Free
Description: Social Aid and Pleasure Club The Big Nine along with the Ninth Ward Steppers will be taking it to the streets of the 9th Ward for their annual second line. Click here for more information.

DJ Soul Sister’s Annual Holiday Crate Dig

(Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

Date: Dec. 16, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Price: Free Admission
Description: So you’re looking for that perfect vinyl gift, but you’re not sure what to pick? DJ Soul Sister will be in the house, offering her advice on some of the best records you can buy. The proceeds benefit Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners. Click here for more information.

Domino Sound Record Shack
Getting there
2557 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Opening Hours
Mon 12–6pm
Tue Closed
Wed-Thu 12–6pm
Fri 12–7:30pm
Sat-Sun 12–6pm
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Caroling in Jackson Square

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Date: Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
Price: Free
Description: Hundreds of candles will be held by singers, both amateur and professional, as they croon Christmas favorites. The event is open to all who would like to participate. Click here for more information.

Jackson Square
Getting there
Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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