🔔 Jingle All The Way … To New Orleans East

While everyone is “waiting for the man with the bag,” we made our spirits bright

by Clint Durrett | December 13, 2018

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

Friday Night

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.


What Else You Should Know About

Clint Durrett

Clint Durrett

Hi. I’m Clint.
I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year.
I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home.
I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care about to live your best life here in one of the best cities on the planet.
I love finding things to do here – concerts, food, drinks, nerding out, etc. And I love sharing those things with others.
Contact me via email. Gimme a shout on social. If you see something you think we should know about, hit me up. If you see something that needs fixing on the site, ditto. I want this website to be yours, too. Not just one I manage, but one we as a community and New Orleanians use to help us live our best lives.

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