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This Weekend in New Orleans: ChristmasFest, Community Caroling, & More

Happy holidays from everyone here at river beats New Orleans! In this last weekend before the holidays, hopefully, you’re getting some time to relax and be around those you love. 

There are lots of holiday festivities going on around the city this weekend. Nola ChristmasFest returns to the Convention Center; Mahalia Jackson Theater welcomes the Nutcracker ballet,   and the Audubon Zoo Lights continue their weekend runs. 

In this weekend’s music scene, the Jazz Museum is hosting a party to celebrate Professor Longhair’s 101 birthday. Ekali performs at the Republic, and the Iceman Special hosts a special toy drive at the Maple Leaf.

You also have a chance to celebrate the solstice with the witches at the Drifter or do some yoga in the Superdome with Nola Tribe Yoga.

Check out these & all our other picks from this weekend in New Orleans:


Want your event featured in a Weekend Guide? Send your event information and a photo to sierra@riverbeats.life 

Thursday 19

19dec(dec 19)10:00 pm20(dec 20)2:00 amGood Vibe Tribe Presents: Bawldy at City Bar in Baton Rouge

19dec6:30 am8:30 pmProfessor Longhair's Birthday Celebration at New Orleans Jazz Museum

19dec7:30 pm9:30 pmSolstice - The Light Set with Megan Diana at the Marigny Opera House

Friday 20

20dec(dec 20)10:00 am31(dec 31)11:00 pmNOLA Christmasfest at the Convention Center

20dec7:30 pm11:00 pmThe B-52s And Berlin at Champions Square

20dec8:00 pm11:00 pmGreta Van Fleet: March of the Peaceful Army at UNO Lakefront

Saturday 21

21dec10:00 am11:30 amYoga In The Dome hosted by Nola Tribe Yoga

21dec6:00 pm8:00 pmDashing Through the Dome

21dec(dec 21)11:00 pm22(dec 22)2:00 amEkali Fall Tour at Republic NOLA (feat. Klutch & Bhakti)

21dec6:00 pm11:59 pmYuletide Moon Market at the Drifter Hotel

21dec(dec 21)11:00 pm22(dec 22)3:00 amThe Iceman Special's Toy Drive - Night 1 at The Maple Leaf

21dec10:00 pm11:59 pmAnders Osborne's Holiday 8th Annual Holiday Spectacular

Sunday 22

22dec7:00 pm9:00 pmCommunity Caroling in Jackson Square

22dec7:00 pm10:00 pmA Drag Queen Christmas - The Naughty Tour at the Fillmore

22dec2:00 pm4:00 pmDelta Festival Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at Mahalia Jackson

Featured Photo: Nola ChristmasFest

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