December 2, 2014 | Upcoming Events

December in New Orleans is something everyone should experience—the glow of Christmas lights filling the town, wreaths and red bows hanging from doors and street lights, and the fun Christmas themed events!

Here are a few of our favorite things happening this week to start your holiday season off right:

Bon Operatit Wednesday, December 3

Whether you want a romantic date night or a ladies wine Wednesday, Bon Operatit at Four Points By Sheraton is a perfect choice. This week’s “We Three Opera Singers Are We” features holiday favorites and a Christmas carol sing-a-long.

The show begins at 7 and is open to the public.

Sippin’ in the Courtyard Wednesday, December 3

Maison Dupuy is hosting its last Sippin in the Courtyard of the year Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy a specialty menu featuring a P&J oyster bar, hand crafted cocktails, live music by local sensation YaDonna West, and a cork pull with a chance to win a rare bottle of wine.

Outdoor Christmas Movies Friday, December 5

Get in the Christmas spirit this season by watching an outdoor showing of the instant classic The Polar Express at the Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza. The movie starts at 6:30 pm.

Jazz Brunch with Santa Saturday, December 6

The Court of Two Sisters, known for its legendary jazz brunch, is hosting its annual Jazz Brunch with Santa Saturday. It’s a great time for families to enjoy delicious food and Christmas fun, and of, course have pictures taken with Santa. Reservations are required.

Cajun Holiday Tea Cruise Saturday, December 6

The holidays are about family time and the Cajun holiday cruise provides the perfect opportunity for making memories. Spend time cruising down the Mighty Mississippi with holiday tea, tempting treats, storytelling, face painting, magic tricks, and lagniappe (New Orleans for 'something extra')  for your kids with the Creole Queen. 

Boarding begins at 1:30 p.m. 

Krewe of Jingle parade Saturday, December 6

New Orleans’ official holiday parade kicks off the season Big Easy style: floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, and more! Locals and visitors will love this family friendly affair. The parade starts at 1 pm.