Weekend Picks es su fuente de las mejores actividades de fin de semana en Nueva Orleans. Desde conciertos hasta festivales, hay mucho que hacer.
This weekend, enjoy a mix of holiday activities including a walking lights tour, a driving lights tour, and a boat parade with - you guessed it - lights! You’ll also find an endless amount of holiday markets this weekend, and Santa and all his helpers will take over downtown with Running of the Santas. Get ready for some serious holiday cheer and check out our Weekend Picks below.
Running of the Santas is back, transforming downtown into a sea of red and white. On December 11, run from the South Pole (Manning’s) to the North Pole (Generations Hall) for a costume contest, live music, and after party. Really, there’s far more drinking than running involved in this event. Purchase your tickets here.
This time of year, various holiday markets pop up across New Orleans, featuring local vendors who sell art, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind creations. This weekend alone, you can check out Deutshes Haus’ Christmas Market, the Arts Council Holiday Market at City Park, the Ogden Museum’s Holiday Market, Hotel Peter + Paul’s Market, the Central City Makers Market, and Freret Street’s annual Freretstivus Market. See here for our roundup of markets and plan to show some support to small businesses and local artists this December.
Enjoy the New Orleans holiday tradition that is Celebration in the Oaks this weekend, and every day in December (barring Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). The 2.25-mile driving tour features dozens of lights displays in the theme of New Orleans. Park the car and get on foot to experience the festively-decorated Carousel Gardens Amusement Park or City Putt mini golf after. Purchase your tickets here.
Head to the New Canal Lighthouse for the annual Lights on the Lake boat parade. Live entertainment, plus local food trucks and drinks, photos with Santas, and children’s activities round out the event. The event is Saturday, December 11 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Returning December 9-11, 2021, Supernova is a free light walk held on the Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City. It features installations from local artists and original art, live entertainment each night, food and drink, and a holiday market. This is the second year for Supernova with funds raised going toward the Greenway’s care and upcoming projects.
There’s plenty more holiday fun to be had this weekend, including the Preservation Resource Center Holiday Home Tour, Marigny Opera Ballet’s Jazz Nutcracker and the New Orleans Ballet Theater’s classic Nutcracker, Magazine Street Presents: Home for the Holidays, Movies on the Mississippi: The Grinch (2000 version), and more. For even more holiday fun, visit https://holiday.neworleans.com.