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Sailing with Santa about the Steamboat Natchez

Category: Major Events/Festivals

Start: Nov 25, 2017 2:00 PM

End: Nov 25, 2017 4:30 PM

Toulouse St. Wharf across from Jackson Square

Steamboat NATCHEZ Hosts Annual Sailing with Santa
Cruise to Benefit Families in Need

The Steamboat NATCHEZ will again be hosting their annual Sailing with Santa Cruise on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The cruise is free to anyone who brings a new toy to be donated to the St. Bernard Battered Women’s Shelter and Crescent House of the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Boarding begins at 2pm and the boat cruises from 2:30-4:30pm.

Children of all ages are invited to take a ride on the Steamboat NATCHEZ. Everyone will have an opportunity to take a picture with Santa Clause while sailing down the Mississippi River. In addition, there will be special activities on board such as spray-on Christmas tattoos, balloon elves, and a chance to write a letter to Santa. Lunch will be available for purchase.

All participants, regardless of age, must bring a new, unwrapped toy for children, ages infant to 17 years, in order to board the free cruise. Staff will start accepting toy donations at 1:30pm at the Steamboat NATCHEZ dock.

The St. Bernard Battered Women’s Shelter seeks to empower all survivors of domestic violence through strong programs that promote independent living free from power and control by other individuals. Crescent House and the New Orleans Family Justice Center provides emergency shelter and relief for domestic abuse victims and their families.

To learn more about these programs please visit St. Bernard Battered Women's Shelter and New Orleans Family Justice Center. For bookings and questions about the Sailing with Santa Cruise please call 504-569-1401 or 800-233-2628.

The New Orleans Steamboat Company was founded by Wilbur and Bill Dow after the rebuilding of the Toulouse Street Wharf in the French Quarter in 1974. Less than one year later, the 1200 passenger Steamboat NATCHEZ was christened. New Orleans Steamboat Company is well recognized and regarded for its contribution to the New Orleans cultural landscape and tourism industry. Since 1975, the Steamboat NATCHEZ has sailed daily offering Mississippi River cruises featuring live jazz, wonderful New Orleans cuisine and the best view in town! Take a cruise and experience part of our American Heritage. The New Orleans Steamboat Company also owns Gray Line Tours. For more information, please call 504-586-8777 or visit

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