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This weekend in New Orleans, holiday season is in full swing with the Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade, Algiers Bonfire & Concert, Celebration in the Oaks, and more! Check out our picks for the weekend below. 

SIX the Musical 

History is modernized in this musical all about the six wives of Henry VIII. Catch SIX at the Saenger Theater from November 29-December 4.  

Desfile navideño del Hospital Infantil de Nueva Orleans 

After a few years’ hiatus, a holiday parade returns to Downtown New Orleans. The inaugural Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade will roll on December 3 at 11 a.m. You can expect large, pageant-style floats with animatronics, local musicians atop the floats singing carols, helium balloons, and Santa Claus, of course! There will be a post-parade celebration with music from Rebirth Brass Band, food, and more at Lafayette Square from 1-3 p.m. You won’t want to miss this world-class holiday parade. 

Merriment on Magazine

Shop Magazine Street on Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. for special deals, treats, and entertainment. Find a list of businesses here.

Algiers Bonfire & Concert 

This community-focused event is an annual holiday tradition in New Orleans. The festival honors. The tradition of lighting the bonfires on Christmas Eve to guide Papa Nöel on his journey. Along with the lighting of a bonfire, there will be live music, food, and arts market, and lots of family fun. The festival is December 3 from 4:30-8 p.m. 

Krewe of Krampus parade 

Doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice – Krampus is coming to town. On December 3, the krewe will parade in the streets at an unknown location. You’ll get a lump of coal if you’re lucky. Follow along here for details. 

Holiday markets 

Planning to do a little holiday shopping? There are a handful of markets to choose from this weekend, all showcasing local vendors and artists. Deutsches Haus’ ChristKindlMarkt is December 2-4. Ogden Museum’s Holiday Market is Saturday, Dec. 3. Longue Vue House & Gardens will also open its doors for their annual Merry Market on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Virgin Hotels also has a Market this weekend on Sunday, Dec. 4. Get out and shop local this holiday season. While you’re out shopping at museum stores, make sure to bring your “passport” for a special discount. Browse our holiday gift guide here, and find more information on holiday markets here

Craigslisted – NOLA Project  

Travel back to 2015, when the classifieds website Craigslist reigned supreme in this quirky new dark comedy by Sharai Bohannon. The production runs from December 1-17 at Loyola’s Marquette Theater. 

Mondo Bizarro Presents: Artivism Dance Theatre 

Enjoy a thought-provoking dance performance from Artivism this December 2-4 at Catapult (609 St. Ferdinand St.). This performance utilizes the art of dance and theatre to speak directly about reproductive rights, health care, and sexual education from a personal and intersectional perspective. Find more information here

Raw Fruit - Kesha McKey and KM Dance Project  

A new work by Kesha McKey and KM Dance Project, "Raw Fruit" is a multidisciplinary dance work uses the technology of the kitchen to examine legacy, identity, socialization, unity, and friction inside the southern Black family dynamic. See the show December 2-4 at Contemporary Arts Center. 

The Nutcracker Suite – New Orleans Ballet Association 

From an enchanting party, a dramatic battle, and dancing dolls to a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, this magical tale is uniquely brought to life by 200 participants ages 6-70+ of NOBA’s nationally award-winning 31-year partnership with NORD. Head to Tulane’s Dixon Hall at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 to see the show. 

Paradigm Gardens Holiday Concert 

Enjoy an outdoor holiday concert featuring music from jazz artist Nayo Jones at Paradigm Gardens. Come hungry (and thirsty) and enjoy garden-fresh cuisine and drinks from Karibu Kitchen. This event is Sunday, Dec. 4 with two time slots available. 

Performance and Record Release: People Museum

New Orleans–based pop art band People Museum presents a special one-night-only performance in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden responding to the work of artist Louise Bourgeois. On Sunday, Dec. 4, People Museum perform underneath Bourgeois’s Spider—one of the signature works in NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden—and celebrate the release of a limited-edition vinyl pressing of Destruction of, Vol. 1. Buy tickets here.

Celebración en Oaks
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Celebración en Oaks 

Celebration in the Oaks is one of New Orleans’ greatest holiday traditions that transforms City Park into a winter wonderland. Visitors have the option to drive or walk through the lights displays and enjoy Carousel Gardens Amusement Park as an add-on experience. Experience the magic from November 24-January 1.