Every weekend, LifeSongs gives you a variety of outing ideas for the whole family!
Santa Claus Penguin Feeding – Thursday, 12/19 – Friday, 12/20 at 10:30 AM & 3:00 PM
Where: Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans
Because all of the penguins at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas have been good little birds this year, Santa is hand delivering presents to each during the 10:30 am and 3:00 pm feedings at the Penguin Exhibit! The penguins are anxiously awaiting Ole St. Nick! Visitors are welcome to view the festive feeding behind the viewing glass at the Penguin Exhibit on the second floor of the Aquarium. Families can enjoy watching Santa deliver specially wrapped presents and hand feed the playful group of penguins during this especially lively feeding time.
Call 800-774-7394 or or click here for more info.
Christmas At The Crosses – Friday, 12/20 – Sunday, 12/22 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Bethany South Campus, 11107 Honore Lane in Baton Rouge
This community Christmas festival will be held under the church’s 80-foot crosses. There will be fun for the whole family, including activities such as horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, face painting, food, music and more!
Call 785-213-9725 or click here for details.
Prytania Kids Christmas – Friday, 12/20 & Saturday, 12/21 at 9:30 AM
Where: Prytania Theater in New Orleans
The Prytania Theatre will be having a special, Christmas-themed double feature specifically designed for the little ones. Enjoy the holiday classics ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ The event opens with Santa-approved activities for the kids, followed by the show on the big screen.
Call 504-891-2787 or click here for details.
Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, 12/21 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Where: Courtyard Marriott in Houma
Enjoy a free breakfast with Santa! There will be plenty of gingerbread creations, Christmas games and crafts! Proceeds benefit the Kids In Motion Playhouse Discovery Museum.
Call 985-209-63247 or click here for details.
Caroling in Jackson Square – Sunday, 12/22 at 6:30 PM
Where: New Orleans French Quarter
Join in a truly moving annual tradition as Jackson Square brims with thousands of candlelit faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral.
Candles and song sheets provided. Gates open at 6:30, and caroling begins at 7:00.
Call 504-523-7047 or click here for more info.
BONUS Ongoing Christmas Festivities:
Magical Christmas Village – Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, now through 12/22
Where: Kenner’s historic Rivertown
It’s that time of the year again! Time to enjoy food, live entertainment, and dazzling light displays at Kenner’s Magical Christmas Village in Rivertown, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from 5:30 – 8:30! The neighborhood is transformed to an enchanted holiday village with beautiful Christmas lights and animated scenery. The festivities also feature caroling, costumed holiday characters and Santa!
Click here for more info.
Holiday In The Park – now through 1/1
Where: Lafreniere Park in Metairie
Come celebrate the magic of the season in Jefferson Parish. New and traditional seasonal lights will delight adults and kids alike. Watch appearances by Santa, Rudolph or Frosty, and enjoy the Carousel, open nightly until 9:00 PM. Entertainment will change schedule depending on weather. Help decorate our trees! At this free booth, children can color an ornament and place it on a tree. Bring the kids and enjoy a festive time.
Call 504-838-4389 or click here for details.
Celebration In The Oaks – now through 1/4
Where: City Park in New Orleans
The park becomes a Yuletide wonderland with light displays, live music, amusement rides, tour of the Botanical Garden and Storyland, food and more! Where else can you see a larger than life Mr. Bingle?!
Call 504-483-9415 or click here for details.
Christmas In The District – now through 1/5
Where: Convention Center Blvd. in New Orleans
Christmas in New Orleans has always been a magical time, and now a dazzling, family-friendly seasonal event that combines Louisiana traditions with state-of-the-art technology offers another opportunity to get into the holiday spirit. This brand new holiday-themed large-scale light display celebrates the culture and history of New Orleans. This one-of-a-kind holiday environment will feature over 70 trees and almost a mile of animated lighting effects synchronized to music.
Call 504-582-3000 or click here for more info.
Miracle On Fulton Street – now through 1/6
Where: 519 Fulton Street in New Orleans
The magic of the season comes alive with Miracle on Fulton Street in New Orleans. Experience all of the wonder of the winter holidays on Fulton Street, a pedestrian-friendly area featuring a 30 foot lit tree, “snow” falls every hour beginning at 5pm daily, Santa’s reindeer and a fully expanded Holiday Market. And a larger-than-life Cafe’ Du Monde gingerbread house!
Click here for more info.