Weekend Picks: Caroling, caroling through the Square

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.

by Mary Staes
December 12, 2018

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
More Info

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
Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 10am–4pm
Sun Closed
More Info

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
Mon 12–6pm
Tue Closed
Wed-Thu 12–6pm
Fri 12–7:30pm
Sat-Sun 12–6pm
More Info

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

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...

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