Weekend Picks: Furry holiday photos, N.O. East Christmas parade

We've got two weeks until Christmas! It's time to get into the spirit in the city!

by Mary Staes
December 11, 2019

We’ve got two weeks until Christmas! It’s time to get into the spirit in the city!

Here are our weekend picks for Dec. 13-15, 2019:

Friday, Dec. 13

What: Furry Holiday Photos
When: 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Zeus’ Place Downtown
Price: Free

It’s the last chance to get the purr-fect holiday pictures with your pets! We’ve got props or you can bring your own costumes to the shoot. Digital copies of the pictures are free, and you can print out your own copy (for the fridge!) for $10.

Zeus’ Place Downtown
Getting there
715 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Mon-Fri 8am–6pm
Sat-Sun 8:30am–5:30pm
More Info

What: Community Night Out – Freddie’s Chicken N’ Waffles
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 3518 Kabel Drive
Price: Price varies

According to organizers, Where Black NOLA Eats, this awesome restaurant was recently burglarized. The restaurant’s safe was stolen, and the business needs the support of the community to continue. Click here to find out more information and here to see our review of this great Westbank spot. 

Saturday, Dec. 14

Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Jingle on the Boulevard Parade
When: Noon
Where: Begins at St. Maria Goretti Church
Price: Free

It’s the second year for New Orleans East’s very own Christmas parade. The parade features floats and throws. of course, and many of the school marching bands and units throughout the city. Click here to see the parade route. 

St. Maria Goretti Parish
Getting there
7300 Crowder Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127, USA
Mon-Fri 8am–12pm, 1–3pm
Sat-Sun Closed
More Info

What: Lights on the Lake
When: 2 to 8 p.m.
Where: New Canal Lighthouse
Price: $5 entry fee, children 12 and under are free — food and drink prices vary

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. Click here to read see our Guide for the ‘Gram on this unique New Orleans holiday parade. 

New Canal Lighthouse
Getting there
8001 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 10am–4pm
Sun Closed
More Info

Sunday, Dec. 15

Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Music Box Studio – Holiday Art Market
When: Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Music Box Village
Price: Free to attend

Visit the Music Box Village’s holiday market in the 9th Ward featuring local handmade items and vintage art, apparel, homewares and more. Click here to see the vendors. 

The Music Box Village
Getting there
4557 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

What: Mid-City Holiday Market
When: 11 to 4 p.m.
Where: Comiskey Park
Price: Free to attend

Can’t make the holiday market in the 9th Ward? This one in Mid-City features local artists and crafters, live music, family-friendly entertainment, food and activities. Click here for more information. 

Comiskey Park
Getting there
New Orleans, LA 70119, 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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