Weekend Picks: Holidays are in full swing!

So, it's not cold outside, but the city is all lit up with the spirit of Christmas!

by Mary Staes
December 5, 2018

So, it’s not cold outside, but the city is all lit up with the spirit of Christmas!

Here are our weekend picks for Dec. 7-9:

7th Ward Chocolate Santa at the Pythian Market

Date: Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m.
Price: $35 (cash only)
Description: Take pictures with Mr. Fred, the famous 7th Ward Chocolate Santa! Spots are first come, first served. You’re encouraged to come early for a guaranteed spot.
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Pythian Market
Getting there
234 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Mon-Wed 8am–8pm
Thu-Sat 8am–9pm
Sun 8am–3pm
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Krampus: A Haunted Christmas

Date: Dec. 7-8, 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Price: $24.99
Description: Krampus is taking over the New Orleans Nightmare Haunted House, taking on Christmas with a scary twist.
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New Orleans Nightmare Haunted House
Getting there
319 Butterworth St, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA
Mon-Thu Closed
Fri-Sat 7–11pm
Sun Closed
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Running of the Santas

Date: Dec. 8, 11 a.m.
Price: $20
Description: Running of the Santas is part of a national bar tour, where hundreds of people dressed as Santa break out along the route from Manning’s to Generations Hall.
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Getting there
519 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon-Wed Closed
Thu 5–10pm
Fri-Sun 11am–10pm
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Donuts with Santa

Date: Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Price: $25
Blue Dot Donuts are teaming up with New Orleans Moms Blog for pictures and donuts with Santa Claus. Tickets include unlimited food, drinks and sweets. A holiday market will also be there.
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The Cannery
Getting there
3803 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Fri 9am–5pm
Sat-Sun Closed
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Santa’s Candy Cane Hunt and Holiday Bash at Algiers Plaza

Date: Dec. 8, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Price: Free
It’s the first time for this candy cane hunt, where there will also be pictures with Santa, video games, a spacewalk, food and drinks.
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Algiers Plaza
Getting there
4100 General De Gaulle Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131, USA
Mon-Thu 8am–10pm
Fri-Sun 8am–9pm
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Shots Fired: Watch the Saints game with Very Local

Date: Dec. 9, 12 p.m.
Price: Free
Description: Join us at Finn McCool’s, where we’ll be celebrating the Saints’ first touchdown with shots for the first 50 people.
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Finn McCool's Irish Pub
Getting there
3701 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mon-Fri 12pm–1am
Sat-Sun 10am–1am
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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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