Thanksgiving is two weeks away and Christmas is fast approaching. One of the beloved traditions for most families is the yearly visit to see good ole St. Nick aka Santa Claus. Here’s where you can find him around the New Orleans Metro Area, on the Northshore, and in Baton Rouge!
Canal St. Christmas Tree Lighting: stop by the St. Charles Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter from 5-7pm to see Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for local children’s charities for a free picture with Santa.
Papa Noel Tea: special holiday event in the Davenport Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton featuring an appearance by Papa Noel December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 11am and 2:30 pm. Price is $48.00 per person.
Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt: select days in December, Santa will be available for pictures during the tea.
Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel: join Papa Noel, Mrs. Noel, Gaston and other cajun holiday characters on the Creole Queen, December 6th, 13th, 14th, and 20th from 1:30-4pm, $59 adults | $39 children
Santa Brunch at the Bourbon Orleans: visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and have brunch! December 7th, 14th and 22nd at 10am and December 21st at 11am. Price $55 adults | $29 children 5-12 | under 5 FREE, pictures with Santa $12.
St. Nicholas Day Fair in Dutch Alley: start the day with the second line through the alley with St. Nick and visit with him at the annual fair in his honor, December 6th from 10am-5pm.
Miracle on Fulton Street: during the holiday season Fulton Street comes alive with reindeer, snow and Santa.
Riverwalk: Santa will be available for pictures starting Saturday, November 22nd through Chrsitmas Eve.
Lakeside Shopping Center: Santa arrives on November 22nd at 9:30 with a second-line parade through the mall to center court with Frosty, Rudolph and Mrs. Claus. Santa will be available in center court for pictures until Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to take a ride on the North Pole Express.
Esplanade Mall : Santa arrives on November 15th at 10am and will be available in the mall’s center court for pictures until Christmas Eve.
Clearview Mall: starting November 10th, Santa will be in the mall’s center court for pictures until Christmas Eve. You can also ride the Polar Express around Santa’s Castle.
Oakwood Mall: on Friday, November 14th, Santa arrives at 6pm for a PJ Party with milk and cookies at Cafe Court. Starting Saturday, November 15th, Santa will be available for pictures in the mall court. He will also be available for pet pictures every Monday at 6pm, starting November 17th.
Holidays in the Park at Lafrienere Park: watch for Santa, Rudolph and/or Frosty on Thurs thru Sun — OPENS – Fri, December 5 and closes Thurs, January 1. Open daily – Sunday – Thursday from dusk to 9:45pm and Friday & Satday from dusk to 11:45pm. ADMISSION: $3 per vehicle
Kenner Christmas Villiage – Rivertown: Santa will be available for pictures on select nights throughout the season. Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from December 5-21 – 5:30-8:30 pm
English Tea Room: Santa will be at the Teddy Bear Tea Sunday, December 7th at 11am and 2:30pm and Sunday, December 21st at 2:30pm and the Nutcracker Tea Sunday, December 14th at 2:30pm.
Christmas Under the Stars: see Santa during this festive holiday celebration at Griffith Park in Slidell from 5-9pm December 5th and 6th.
Winter on the Water Boat Parade: bring your camera to take pictures with Santa at the annual boat and Santa parade from 4-7pm on the Mandeville Lakefront, December 13th.
Starry November Night in Hammond: usher in the holidays in Hammond on November 14th from 6-10pm in Downtown Hammond , with “snow” to play in, an appearance by Santa, shopping specials, caroling, and other live music. FREE
Northshore Square Mall: Santa arrives Saturday, November 15th and will be available with his reindeer for pictures through Christmas Eve. See the mall website for reindeer picture times.
Cafe Du Monde, Mandeville: bring your own camera for pictures with Santa on December 10th from 7-8pm.
Kids Korner: bring your own camera pictures with Santa on December 13th from 10am-12pm.
Toys R US, Slidell: Santa will be walking around from 1-2 on December 13th so bring your camera for pictures.
Baby’s Corner: bring your own camera for pictures with Santa from 1-4 on December 14th.
Gallaways Studio of Dance: Santa will be available for pictures on November 23rd, along with Mrs. Claus. There will also be a story, crafts, caroling and cookies. Call 504-214-3996 to make reservations. Cost is $30 for a CD of 5 edited images.
Annadele’s Plantation Reindeer Romp: Santa and his reindeer will be on hand for pictures from 10am-12pm or 1-3pm on November 30th, there will also be a buffet and other activities. Cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children. For more information see the plantation’s website.
Rural Life Christmas: take a trip back in time and see Christmas in Louisiana in the 19th century from 8am-6pm on December 7th. A bonfire and visit from Papa Noel will end the day! Cost is $9.00 per person, 10 years and under free.
Louisiana Art and Science Museum: on December 7th, Santa will stop by with the Coca-Cola Holiday. For more information visit the museum’s website.
Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train: on November 28th the train will be coming to the Baton Rouge Train Station with a special guest, Santa! For more information download the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train app from the iTunes store.
Reflections of the Season Christmas Light Display: on Thursday through Sunday nights visit with Santa and his elves during the walking tour of the light display.
Mistletoe Market: Halley’s Photography will be at the market with Santa for pictures on November 15th and 16th. More information can be found on the Mistletoe Market website.
Mall of Louisiana: Santa will be arriving on November 15th and will be avialable for pictures until Christmas Eve!
Cortana Mall: Santa arrives November 22nd and will be available in the JCPenney Plaza until Christmas Eve for pictures!
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