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DECEMBER  

1 Breakfast with Santa. Portrait with Santa by Heidi Bowers Photography, Santa’s winter wonderland, story time with Mrs. Claus, special gift from Santa. Our Lady of the Lake School, 316 Lafitte St, Mandeville. 10am. (985) 626-5678. 

1 Madisonville Mamma’s Bake-Off. American Factory Direct Furniture, 218 New Camellia Blvd, Covington. afd-furniture.com.

1 Merry Madisonville & Lighting of the Oaks.Parade, caroling, kid’s activities, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. Madisonville Town Hall, 403 Saint Francis St. 4-8pm. (985) 845-9824.

1 Northshore Food Truck Festival. Good food, live music and family fun hosted by The Friends of the Harbor Center. Indoors if rain. Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd, Slidell. 11am-4pm. (985) 781-3650. northshoreharborcenter.com.

12  On Your Feet! Presented by Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans. Saenger Theatre. neworleans.broadway.com.

1-9 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Musical.30 by Ninety Theatre, Mandeville. (844) THE-3090. 30byninety.com.

1-21  EMPIRE. Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane, 6823 St. Charles Ave. newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu.

1-24  Christmas in the Country. Special shopping events, strolling musicians, carolers, refreshments and door prizes sponsored by the Covington Business Association, Lee Lane Merchants, and the City of Covington. Downtown Covington.(985) 892-1873.

1-Feb 28  ICONS: Ideals of Black Masculinity. Featuring works from the collection of award-winning actress and artist CCH Pounder. Xavier University Administration Building, Xavier University Art Gallery, 1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans. Free and open to the public. xula.edu.

1-30  Audubon Zoo Lights. Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital. auduboninstitute.org.

131  Magic Christmas in Lights. Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, Ala. 5-9pm. (251) 973-2217. bellingrath.org.

1-Jan 1 Celebration in the Oaks. New Orleans City Park. neworleanscitypark.com.

1-2, 8-9, 15-24 125thTeddy Bear Tea. Holiday food, specialty teas, tasty pastries, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and sparkling wine and mimosas for mom and dad. The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way. (504) 335-3129. therooseveltneworleans.com.

1, 8, 15  Breakfast withSanta. Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in the Azalea Ballroom, 1 Grand Blvd, Point Clear, Ala. 7-10:30am. Santa photos, 8-11am. Adults, $25.95; ages 5-11, $12.50; 4 and under, free. RSVP, (251) 928-9201.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Camellia City Farmers Market. 1808 Front St, Slidell. 8am-12pm. camelliacitymarket.org.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Covington Farmers Market. 609 N Columbia St. 8am-12pm. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mandeville Trailhead Market. 675 Lafitte St. 9am-1pm. mandevilletrailheadmarket.com.

2 Tea with Santa. Photo with Santa, champagne for adults, tea service, gift from Santa, music and more. Southern Hotel, 428 E Boston St, Covington. 2-4pm. Adults, $80; ages 2-9, $60. (844) 866-1907.

2 Christmas at TerraBella. Live holiday music, hot chocolate, Christmas crafts, Santa Clause and more. Terra Bella, 100 Terra Bella Blvd, Covington. 3-6pm. Photo with Santa, $10; TerraBella Express rider, $5. Coat drive donations requested. terrabellavillage.com.

2 Tea with Santa. Photo with Santa, champagne for adults, tea service, gift from Santa, music and more. Southern Hotel, 428 E Boston St, Covington. 2-4pm. Adults, $80; ages 2-9, $60. (844) 866-1907.

2-8 Shop Local Artists Week. Throughout St. Tammany Parish and Louisiana. Includes St. Tammany’s Holiday Festival of Arts on Dec 2 on N Columbia St, Covington. shoplocalartistsweek.com.

2, 9, 16, 23, 30  Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market. Trailhead Park. 12-4pm. townofabitasprings.com/farmers-market.

2, 9, 16  A Little Time with Santa. Santa available for private session with your little one. Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Grand Blvd, Point Clear, Ala. Appointments available, 10am-2pm. RSVP, (251) 928-5944.

4 Power Breakfast. New Orleans Chamber. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company. 1515 Poydras St, 5th Floor Auditorium, New Orleans. 8am-9:30am. Members, free; nonmembers, $10. neworleanschamber.org.

4 WYES Season of Good Tastes: Gautreau’s. Proceeds benefit WYES. Each course paired with wine. 1728 Soniat St, New Orleans. 6:30pm. wyes.org/events.

5 Young Professionals Holiday Social. Dave & Busters, 1200 Poydras St, New Orleans. 5:30-7:30pm. jeffersonchamber.org.

4, 11, 18, 25 Live Jazz Tuesdays. The Barrel Wine Bar, 69305 Hwy 21, Covington.6-8pm. barrelwinebar.com.

5, 12, 19, 26 Covington Farmers Market. Covington Trailhead, 419 N New Hampshire. 10am-2pm. covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

6-7 MZ Wallace Trunk Show. Emma’s Shoes & Accessories, 3904 LA-22, Mandeville. emmasshoes.com.

6-9 Luna Fête. Presented by Arts Council New Orleans. Lafayette Square, 602 Camp St. 6-10pm. artsneworleans.org.

6, 13, 20, 27  Live Music Thursdays. The Barrel Wine Bar, 69305 Hwy 21, Covington. 6-9pm. barrelwinebar.com.

7  Christmas with Aaron Neville. Beau Rivage Theatre, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. beaurivage.com.

7 Metairie Park Country Day Holiday Home Tour and Boutique. Tour homes and shop the boutique featuring 20 local vendors at Country Day’s newly renovated Coleman Dining Hall, 300 Park Rd, Metairie. Various home locations. 10am-2pm. mpcds.com.

7 New Orleans Chamber Annual Meeting. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Celestin Ballroom – 3rd Floor, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans. 11am-1pm. $50-$65. neworleanschamber.org.

7  Olde Towne Crawl. Live music, local vendors, art, crafts, food, drinks and more. 2200 Block of Carey St, Slidell. 5-10pm. facebook.com/oldetownmainst.

7 Sips of the Season. Old Mandeville bars, pubs and restaurants. Mugs available at K. Gee’s Restaurants, Varsity Sports, Cameo Boutique, Blent Juice Bar, Das Schulerhaus Gift Gallery & Christmas Boutique. 5-9pm. (985) 624-3147. oldmandevillebiz.com.

7-9 Christmas in the Country. Old fashioned family fun and shopping. St. Francisville. (225) 635-3873. stfrancisvillefestivals.com.

7, 9 Ring Out Wild Bells. Northshore Performing Arts Society. Dec 7, Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mandeville. Dec 9, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Slidell. npassingers.org.

7, 14, 21, 28  “Legacies for All” estate planning day. Schedule time for a legacy/estate plan, which includes a will, power of attorney and living will. Christie Tournet & Associates, 1795 W Causeway App, Suite 103A, Mandeville. 10:30am-2:30pm. $500. (985) 951-2177.

8 A Christmas Past Festival. Arts and crafts, food and beverage booths, bands and strolling caroling groups. Girod St, Mandeville. 9am-3pm. cityofmandeville.com.

8 Christmas Tour of Homes. Tour contemporary homes in West Feliciana Parish. (225) 635-3364. stfrancisvillefestivals.com.

8 Deck the Rails. Santa, children activities and lighting of the Covington Trailhead. 419 N New Hampshire St. 4-7pm. (985) 892-1873.

8 Fête de Fezziwig. A family-centric fundraiser with Le Petit Theatre’s first annual production of A Christmas Carol. Activities for kids, a silent auction and drinks for mom and dad, and the opportunity to meet cast members. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peters St, New Orleans. Activities, 12:30-2pm; matinee performance, 2pm. lepetittheatre.com.

8 Holiday Spectacular: The Stompers Save Christmas. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St, New Orleans. 7:30pm. $10-$140. lpomusic.com.

8 Running of the Santas. Warehouse District, New Orleans. runningofthesantas.com.

8 Winter on the Water. Santa arrives by boat, marching parade from harbor to Gazebo, performances and lighting of the lakefront live oaks. Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville. 4-6pm. cityofmandeville.com.

8 1-2-3 Tea.Meet, play and more for rising Toddler 2 to Kindergarten girls. UrsulineAcademy, 2635 State St, New Orleans. 9-10:30am. uanola.org.

8-10 Holiday Promo Event. Palm Village, A Signature Lilly Pulitzer Store, 2735 US 190, Mandeville. (985) 778-2547.

9 Christmas on the Northshore Concert. St. Timothy Choir, Northshore Orchestra, St. Timothy Youth Chorale and Children’s Music Ensembles and well-loved soloists. St. Timothy on the Northshore UMC, 335 Asbury Dr, Mandeville. 3pm and 7pm. (985) 626-3307.

9  History and Holly Tour. Seven Covington homes presented by the Covington Heritage Foundation. Begins at Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N Jefferson Ave. $20. covingtonheritagefoundation.com.

11 Open House. Northlake Christian School, 70104 Wolverine Dr, Covington. 9am. (985) 635-0508. northlakechristian.org. 

11-12  Volunteer Auxiliary Collective Goods Semi-Annual Gift Sale. A portion of proceeds benefits St. Tammany Parish charities. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Main Entrance, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd, Covington. Dec 11, 10am-5pm; Dec 12, 8am-3pm. lakeviewregional.com.

11-15  Holiday Open House and Artisan Trunk Show. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. beaurivage.com.

12-13  Blair’s Belts and Sarah Sharp Trunk Show. Hilltop Shoppe New Orleans, 3714 Magazine St. 533-9670. hilltopshoppe.com.

12-13, 19-20  Holiday Stroll. Shop with Suella and KiKi & Lolli for all of your holiday gifts. 70515 Hwy 21, Covington. (985) 302-5000.

13  Candlelight Caroling. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St. 7-8pm. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.

13 Holiday Business Card Exchange. Jefferson Chamber and Adler’s; networking, fun and shopping. Adler’s Jewelers, 2937 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste B, Metairie. 5:30-7:30pm. jeffersonchamber.org.

13 Shadow Days. Northlake Christian School, 70104 Wolverine Dr, Covington. 8:15am. (985) 635-0508. northlakechristian.org. 

13 H2O Sip and Shop. Music, shopping, drinks and more. H2O Salon Northshore, 3908 Hwy 22, Mandeville. 10am-7pm. (985) 951-8166.

13 Beethoven and Blue Jeans: Yuletide Celebration. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd, Kenner. 7:30pm. $20-$55. lpomusic.com.

14 Shake ’Em Up Jazz Band. Dew Drop Jazz Hall, 430 Lamarque St, Mandeville. 6:30-9pm. dewdropjazzhall.com.

14 Wendy Mignot Pearls Trunk Show. Emma’s Shoes & Accessories, 3904 LA-22, Mandeville. emmasshoes.com.

14-16, 21-23  Santa Brunch. Food, music and holiday fun. Broussard’s, 819 Conti St, New Orleans. 581-3866. broussards.com.

15-16  Mug Promo Event. Palm Village, A Signature Lilly Pulitzer Store, 2735 US 190, Mandeville. (985) 778-2547.

15-27  Christmas Dreams.Enchanting holiday scenes, high-energy numbers, brilliant solos, a stage of real ice, a magnificent snowfall at each performance and a visit from Santa himself are sure delight the young and old alike. Beau Rivage Theatre, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Miss. Show times, 3 pm and 7 pm throughout the run of the show. Tickets start at $12.95 plus tax and service charge.(888) 567-6667. beaurivage.com.

16 Beethoven and Blue Jeans: LPO’s Yuletide Celebration. Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St.2:30pm. (504) 523-6530.lpomusic.com.

16 Brunch with Santa. BR Prime, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. 10am-3pm. beaurivage.com.

16 Third Sunday Concert Series. A Christmas Brass Spectacular. Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St, Covington. 5pm. Free. (985) 892-3177.

16-20  Photos with Santa. The Buffet, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. 5-9pm. beaurivage.com.

18-23  Elf. Presented by Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans. Saenger Theatre. newolreans.broadway.com.

19 WYES Season of Good Tastes: Bourbon House. Proceeds benefit WYES. Each course paired with wine. 144 Bourbon St, New Orleans. 6:30pm. wyes.org/events.

20 Baroque Christmas with the LPO. Featuring Handel’s Messiah. First Baptist Church New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd. 7:30pm. $20-$140. 523-6530. lpomusic.com.

21 Baroque Christmas with the LPO. Featuring Handel’s Messiah. First Baptist Church of Covington, 16333 Hwy 1085. 7:30pm. $20-$55. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.

22-31  NOLA ChristmasFest. Ice skating rink, ice slides, holiday characters, themed inflatables, arts and crafts, gingerbread house exhibit, Kringle Carousel, Winter Whirl, Snowball Fight area, Snowy Summit climbing wall, food, drinks and the world’s tallest snowman. New Orleans Ernest M. Morial Convention Center, Hall H. nolachristmasfest.com.

24 Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee. Gramercy. Dusk. louisianatravel.com.

26 The Room Shoppe Clearance Center Grand Opening. 68490 Hwy 59, Mandeville. (985) 871-1120. afd-furniture.com.

29 New Year’s Pre-Game. Friendly games of prize pong and dicing, all-day extras and drinks. On Cloud Nine, 1901 Hwy 190, Mandeville. 10am-6pm. (985) 951-2299. oncloudnine.com.

January

1 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. allstatesugarbowl.org.

1 Celebration in the Oaks. New Orleans City Park. neworleanscitypark.com.

1-Feb 28  ICONS: Ideals of Black Masculinity. Featuring works from the collection of award-winning actress and artist CCH Pounder. Xavier University Art Gallery, 1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans. Free and open to thepublic. xula.edu.

4-6 Wizard World New Orleans. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans. wizardworld.com.

6 Krewe of Joan of Arc.French Quarter. 6pm. mardigrasneworleans.com.

6 Phunny Phorty Phellows. Uptown New Orleans. 7pm. mardigrasneworleans.com.

6 Société Des Champs Elysée. French Quarter. 7:30pm. mardigrasneworleans.com.

8 Tuesday Tours. Ages 1 to Grade 4. Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4301 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans. 8:30-10am. 269-1230. ashrosary.org.

10, 12  Scheherazade. Including BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. $20-$140. lpomusic.com.

16, 30  Elementary School Tours. Toddler 2 to 7th grade. Ursuline Academy, 2635 StateSt, New Orleans. 8:30am. uanola.org.

17 Mahler Symphony No. 9. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. $20-$140. lpomusic.com.

17 Open House for All Grades.St. Catherine of Siena School, 400 Codifer Blvd, Metairie. 7pm. 831-1166. scsgators.org.

18 Chef’s Dinner with Andrew Carmellini. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski followed by a four-course dinner by Chef Andrew Carmellini, paired with exquisite wines, and a live auction. Cocktail attire. Calcasieu, 930 Tchoupitloulas St. 7pm. linkstryjewski.org.

19 Bal Masque. A carnival celebration to empower the youth of New Orleans including fine cuisine and entertainment by Ram, Port-Au-Price, Haiti; The Vermilionaires; Cha Wa; Original Pinetttes Brass Band and The Roots of Music. Black tie or costume, mask required. The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd. 7-11pm. $300-$5,000. Weekend packages available. linkstryjewski.org.

19 Jaws. Watch Steven Spielberg’s thrilling masterpiece of suspense on The Mahalia Jackson Theater’s huge HD screen, while John Williams’ iconic score is performed live by the LPO. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St, New Orleans. 7:30pm. $10-$140. lpomusic.com.

26 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars. NOBA kicks off its golden anniversaryyear with a star-studded evening, celebrating 50 years of Bringing Dance to Life in New Orleans. The event features performances by some of the world’s most distinguished artists from companies such as American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St, New Orleans. nobadance.com.

27 King Cake Festival. Taste king cakes from the finest bakeries, enjoy live music and support pediatric programs. Presented by Oschner Medical Center to benefit Ochsner’s Hospital for Children. Champions Square/Club XLIV at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, LaSalle St, New Orleans. 10am-4pm. kingcakefestival.org.

27 It’s Carnival Time. Louis J. Roussell Hall, 6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 2:30pm. lpomusic.com.

30  WYES Season of Good Tastes:The Pelican Club. Proceeds benefit WYES. Each course paired with wine. 312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans. 6:30pm. wyes.org/events.