Hurricane Update

Hurricane Update

Dear Valued Partners, Residents, and Visitors:

The Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes that you and your families are safe following Hurricane Ida.

While our team members – like so many in our parish – have suffered from damage to homes, as well as loss of power and water, we are grateful that all are safe and remain committed to supporting you as we restore our region together.

As we work diligently to bring our communications back online, please be patient and rest assured that our commitment to our parish and to you is unwavering.


Holiday lights

Christmas in the Park

December 4 - December 30, 2020

Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70003

Lafreniere Park sparkles for the holidays with millions of twinkling lights and displays! Constructed with over 10 million LED lights, this year’s new exhibit is an interactive Christmas tree. Elaborate decorations, artificial snow and festive lighted displays illuminate Lafreniere Park and include themes such as Star Wars, Marvel & D.C Comics, Minions, Disney Princesses, a pirate ship and so much more. At Santa’s Express Mail Center, children are able to view Santa’s elves building toys for all the good little girls and boys. Attendees can also enjoy an interactive walking tour set to random scenes from Star Wars, Peanuts and other favorite classics. There will be special appearances from Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and the Grinch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Children can write a letter to Santa and mail it to him at the Elf Post Office. The Jefferson Parish Library will also host storytime.

Lafreniere Park

Jefferson Parish’s 34th Annual Christmas in the Park will be held nightly at Lafreniere Park beginning on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 and ending on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Driving and walking tours through the exhibit will be available Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Friday –Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Park Admission & Entrances

Admission charge is ten ($10) dollars per vehicle. Credit and debit cards only. No cash will be taken at the gate. Additionally, Plum Street Snoballs and local food trucks will be selling concessions nightly. All vehicles must enter from West Napoleon Avenue and exit at Downs Boulevard. Upon entering the park, traffic will flow counter-clockwise around the park. The Downs Boulevard Park entrance will close daily at 5:00 pm. The West Napoleon Avenue gate will close at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Lafreniere Park will be closed on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 and will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.

For more info, call 504-838-4389.

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