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

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

by Mary Staes | December 13, 2018

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
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8001 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
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Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 10am–4pm
Sun Closed
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Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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