Home for the Holidays
We invite you to come Home for the Holidays in Jefferson Parish! The holiday season is a magical time to be in Jefferson, with theater performances, parades, ice-skating and even snow! Plus, Santa sightings, lighting extravaganzas and holiday shopping. You will have no trouble getting in the holiday spirit here! Check out our holiday events guide for Jefferson Parish here! Visit Jefferson Parish is making it easier than ever for you to create a little holiday magic for your family and friends with our Home for the Holidays specials and events!
While holiday excitement fills the air, we want to make sure that all of our residents and their visiting family and friends are aware of the one-of-a-kind promotions and fun-filled holiday activities happening in our own hometown, right here in Jefferson!
Holiday Specials & Events
Audubon Nature Institute's Jefferson Parish Appreciation Day
1/2 Off admission for all Jefferson Parish residents and government employees to Audubon attractions on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Visit Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for half the regular ticket price (adult or child.)
Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport "Good Neighbor" Rate Plan
6401 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70003
Book a stay and receive a special rate for you and your co-workers, family & friends!
- October - December $99 plus tax King or Double
Rates are based on availability and are not valid over special events. 48 hr. cancellation.
To make reservations, call 877-999-3223 and ask for code LPK1.
Adventure Quest Laser Tag Specials
School Break Camp: Nov 26,27, 29 Dec 23, 26, 30, 31, Jan 2, 3, 6
Do you need something fun and affordable to keep your kids busy? Well look no further, Adventure Quest has you covered with their School Break Camp! Kids will have their days filled with not only all of the great attractions Adventure Quest offers, but also many more fun and engaging activities to keep them busy all day. Before and after care are also included with the camp rates. Call 504-207-4444 for more info.
Shopping Center Holiday Events & Deals
Nothing beats commemorating the holidays with the classic Santa at the mall pic! Get yours taken at one or all of our four shopping centers throughout Jefferson Parish!
Oakwood Center: Nov 1 - Dec 24
Clearview Center: Nov 22 - Dec 24
The Esplanade: Nov 23 - Dec 24
Lakeside Shopping Center: Nov 23 - Dec 24
Christmas in Lafreniere Park
December 6 - 30
Lafreniere Park's beautiful light display features LED lights with fantastic displays such as a lighted 60-foot sea serpent in the lagoon, a princess and her magical castle and the gingerbread man! Don't miss Snow Day December 14th!
Kenner Christmas Village
December 6 - 28
The Annual Christmas Village will light up Kenner this holiday season. Transformed into a festive holiday village with beautiful Christmas lights, animated scenery and snow every weekend! Enjoy the Laser Holidays Light Show at Kenner Planetarium & Megadome Cinema Saturdays, Dec 7,14,21 & 28 at 7PM.
Shop the Huey & Ringing in the Arts Festival
Saturday is a full day of holiday shopping on Huey P. Long Ave., kicking off with the 1st annual Shop the Huey from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. inside the Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts. Picture boutique holiday market shopping in downtown Gretna while you sip on mimosas. Get all your gifts in one place with vendors such as NOLA Couture, Kendra Scott, and many more! Continue the fun with the annual Ringing in the Arts from 5 – 9 p.m., a Victorian Christmas festival. Come and enjoy an evening of fine art, music and refreshments at the Market Place.
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts presents: Scrooge in Rouge
November 29 - December 15
Get in the holiday spirit with this quick-change, cross-dressing musical version “somewhat loosely based on the idea of ‘A Christmas Carol’. With bad puns, bawdy vaudeville humorisms, naughty double entendres, and witty songs, it’s a raucous holiday treat! Rated PG.
A Merry Canteen Christmas
December 1 - 23
The Victory Belles are back this Christmas season with all your favorite holiday tunes! When a WWII veteran gifts a trunk full of wartime memorabilia, the Victory Belles unwrap so many memories and reminisce the best way they know how—singing in beautiful three-part harmony.
Harahan Christmas Parade
Celebrate the holidays at the Harahan Christmas parade! Enjoy floats, bands, dance teams and the man of the hour, Santa Claus!
The JPAS Theatre presents: The Nutcracker
December 21 & 22
An all new production of the classic ballet which has become a holiday favorite. The Nutcracker is the story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his fierce battle against a Mouse King.
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