Holiday lights

Christmas in the Park

December 6 - December 30, 2019

Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70003

Lafreniere Park sparkles for the holidays with millions of twinkling lights and displays! Councilman Dominick F. Impastato, III, President Michael S. Yenni and the Patrons of Lafreniere Park will present CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK Friday, December 6, 2019. The ceremony begins at 5:45pm and the official lighting will be at 6:00pm, in Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Boulevard. 

Constructed with over 10 million LED lights, this year’s exhibit feature elaborate decorations and festive lighted displays. New displays this year include a Hot Wheels display, a Hello Kitty figure and new animal hanging ornaments along with old favorites like a lighted 60-foot Sea Serpent in the lagoon, a princess and her magical castle and the gingerbread man.

The annual SNOW DAY  begins at 9:30am on Saturday, December 14, 2019. One hundred thousand (100,000) pounds of artificial snow will be located between the Carousel and shelters 7 and 8. Free to children 10 and under and open to the public as long as the snow lasts.

Lafreniere Park

Park Admission & Entrances

Admission charge is five ($5) dollars per vehicle. 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. Driving and walking tours through the exhibit are available.

The Downs Boulevard Park entrance will close daily at 5:00 pm. Event hours are Sunday through Thursday 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm. The West Napoleon Avenue gate will close at 9:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:00pm Friday and Saturday nights.

Santa's Express Mail Center

Santa’s express mail center has new elf workers and new sound effects set to random scenes from Star Wars, Peanuts and other favorite classics. In Santa’s Forest, children can color and decorate ornaments to hang on Christmas trees. Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and the Grinch will make special appearances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Children can also write a letter to Santa and mail it to him at our Elf Post Office. Plum Street Snoballs will sell concessions nightly.

Carousel & Performances

The Carousel will open Sunday through Thursday until 9:30pm and Friday and Saturday until 10:30pm at a cost of $1.00 per rider. The Carousel will close on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Local schools and groups are scheduled to perform on stage during the stretch of the display and we will once again have Story time performances from our friends at the Jefferson Parish Library.

For more info, call 504-838-4389.

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