Christmas in the Park
2020 Dates Coming Soon
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, the exhibit features 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.
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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