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Here’s who’s going to be in the New Orleans East holiday parade

We think yule love it! (*ahem*)

by Mary Staes | November 5, 2018

According to Santa’s list, one neighborhood is getting a present for being on the nice list — New Orleans East. We think yule love it! (*ahem*)

You read right. According to a Facebook post from New Orleans Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen, who represents the East, the Jingle on the Boulevard Parade will be coming to Eastern New Orleans.

Wednesday, Nguyen announced the parade participants and other details about the celebration.

The parade features 12 floats and at least 30 marching or dancing groups, including bands from John F. Kennedy High School, Fannie C. Williams Charter School and Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School.

The parade is planned to roll on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon. Nguyen said the route will start at Saint Maria Goretti Church, go down Crowder to Haynes Boulevard, then turn down Read Boulevard, where it will disband at the Lake Forest Plaza.

The councilwoman also asked residents to pitch in on her post, saying if you would like to be a part of the parade, to call Kelly Derbigny at (504) 658-1050.

Looking for things to do while you’re in New Orleans East? Check out our guide to spend a day out there!

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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