While everyone is “waiting for the man with the bag,” we made our spirits bright last week at LUNA Fete by taking in the sights and lights of one of the most dazzling art festivals around. Top that off with a juicy Saints win against the Bucs, the whole city feels like we’re getting a deal from the Special Man. Let us have it! And it just gets better. Like a NEW parade! To check it out, you’ll need to jingle all the way to New Orleans East.
Oh What Fun! – Jingle On The Boulevard Parade
New parades are a big deal, but this parade is a FIRST for New Orleans East. Sure to bring some holiday cheer, City Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen said the parade will have signature throws and feature a variety of holiday characters and, of course, the man with the bag. Here’s where to go! 🎅
We Three King (Cakes) – King Cake Hub
Waiting in line bites – but not that good bite of delicious king cake. To get that good bite all the time, a local entrepreneur went from pizza to pastry to make the king cake hunt an easy one. A subscription service of delicious king cakes every week? (Nods) One place to get them all?? (Yes). We spoke to the cake conjurer who is making this happen. Here’s how you can king cake and chill. 📦
Come, They Told Me Ba-runch Brunch Brunch Brunch – Brunchfaced At Katie’s
Whether you’re a local or a transplant, it’s time to talk about being responsible about brunch. Look, friends don’t let friends do brunch badly. And we’re starting with the basics of brunch at one of New Orleans’ best spots for stuffing your face – Katie’s. For chicken and waffles and why a specific hot sauce is everything you’ll want for everything, here’s your guide for getting brunchfaced. 🍽
PROCRASTINATION ALERT – Shopping Local For Christmas
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you won’t get your shopping done for Christmas and you’ll be on the naughty list. And because I wanna look like you wanna look like you put some thought into this, you can shop from these local entrepreneurs who are making everything from caps to cosmetics. You’ll never get coal again by shopping here. 💸
Your Weekend Planner
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Christmas Swing Dance Party – Second Line Brewing
Get into the swing of things with this holiday event to jump, jive an’ wail from Sabertooth Swing.
12 p.m.: Jingle On The Boulevard – New Orleans East
This is the first holiday parade in the East. New parade. New throws. We’re in.
2 p.m.-8 p.m.: Lights On The Lake – Canal Lighthouse
A decked-the-halled-out boat parade begins at 5:30 p.m. with music, food trucks and hot toddies.
12 p.m.: Big 9 Second Line – Ninth Ward
Social Aid and Pleasure Club The Big Nine with the Ninth Ward Steppers hold their annual second line.
7 p.m.: Caroling in Jackson Square
Amateur and professionals are welcome. This crooning Christmas event is open for everyone.