Holiday Shopping Guide

Guide to Holiday Shopping in Jefferson Parish


Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays...Spend your Jingle in Jefferson this holiday season!

The holiday season is in full swing. It's a time of joy, reflection, hope, and shopping...lots of shopping! This year it is more important than ever that we #SpendLocalJP, supporting the people and businesses who make our community a wonderful place to live. Everywhere you turn you probably see catchy holiday advertisements from online stores promising the biggest and best deals. While there's no arguing that online shopping can be convenient, what warm and fuzzy feeling do you get from that type of transaction? Shopping at small businesses is a fantastic way to find unique gifts while supporting our local community. With four major malls, specialty shops, boutiques, holiday markets and more, you won't have any trouble finding something for everyone on your list in Jefferson Parish.

International travelers can take advantage of Louisiana Tax Free Shopping, receiving a refund on sales tax spent. Two refund centers are located in Jefferson, one at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the other located inside Macy's in the Lakeside Shopping Center. See a video on how it works here.

Our retailers are following all COVID restrictions put in place by Gov. John Bel Edwards to ensure a safe and healthy exchange. On Tuesday, November 24, Gov. Edwards moved Louisiana back into a modified version of Phase 2. Under the new rules, retailers will move from 75% to 50% occupancy.

Learn more about our shopping districts below and happy shopping!

Lakeside Shopping Center


With over 120 shops and eateries, you can spend all day shopping at Lakeside! The mall houses stores like Apple, Macy's, Dillard's, lululemon, Sephora, LEGO, Free People, Victoria's Secret, Disney Store, M.A.C Cosmetics, Michael Kors and Zara, just to name a few! Don't feel like getting out of your car to shop? No problem! Lakeside offers curbside service. Their Curbside Pickup Program is available at over 40 participating stores.

Clearview City Center


Anchored by Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond, this indoor shopping center features 19 shops and is conveniently located to New Orleans. Tired from a day of shopping, enjoy the AMC Dine-In Theater or two delicious local restaurants. The shopping center is currently undergoing a $100 million makeover featuring a new hotel, apartments and an outdoor event space. The project is expected to add as many as 260 residential units to the 35-acre site, as well as restaurants, a budget hotel with a rooftop pool, and a number of new stores.

Oakwood Center


With 82 shops, including Dillard's and JC Penny's, this mall on Jefferson Parish's West Bank offers an array of retail options across all price ranges, as well as dining, spas, a barbershop and more.

The Esplanade

The Esplanade Mall

The Esplanade is Kenner’s premier shopping destination with over 80 shopping, dining and entertainment options, including Target, Dillard’s Clearance, The Grand Theatre, Love Culture, Bath & Body Works and much more!

Elmwood Shopping Center


Elmwood Shopping Center in Harahan is over 1 million square feet, making it one of the largest open-air shopping centers in Louisiana and one of the highest performing regional shopping centers in the United States. Elmwood’s tenant anchors include Home Depot, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, Best Buy, Office Max, Petsmart, DSW, Ulta, Old Navy, Cost Plus World Market and Michael’s Arts and Crafts.

Metairie Road

Boutique Shopping along Metairie Road

Metairie Road is a charming neighborhood with shady oaks and a growing shopping community. From upscale boutiques, housewares and antique shops, to casual and fine dining restaurants, this shopping district is packed full of small businesses offering one-of-a-kind personal service.

Old Gretna


Head right across the river from New Orleans for some old-world charm in Old Gretna. Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River, it is one of Louisiana's largest historical districts. Stop by Fluerty Girl, a local company featuring a unique collection of carefully curated southern goods. Enjoy fresh local produce and crafts at the Gretna Farmers Market, every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 'Shop the Huey' at the Gretna Cultural Center on Saturday, December 5th from 9 am - 3 pm. This holiday sip and shop will feature local boutiques at one convenient location. If you work up an appetite while shopping, stroll over to one of Gretna's many tasty local eateries.

Fat City


This casual neighborhood right next to Lakeside Shopping Center offers a welcoming mix of shopping. It features upscale boutiques, jewelry stores, bridal shops, spas and more. When you’re ready for a break from shopping, refuel in one of Fat City's many local restaurants. If you have time, don't miss the unique murals peppered throughout this area.

Holiday Markets

Artists Sunday Art Market in Rivertown
Sunday, November 29 & Sunday, December 13
10 am - 4 pm
The City of Kenner has partnered with Arts Market of New Orleans and the New Orleans Arts Council to host two Artists Sunday Arts Markets in Rivertown. Browse art from many local artists. It will be an outdoor Arts Market throughout the Rivertown area.

Shop The Huey in Gretna
Saturday, December 5
9 am - 3 pm
This holiday sip and shop will feature local boutiques at one convenient location, inside the Gretna Cultural Center.

Stay & Save in Jefferson



Do you have family and friends visiting for the holidays? Come home to Jefferson Parish and Stay & Save! Use your hotel room key to unlock savings at local restaurants and attractions. Enjoy the comfort of a familiar place, great food, unique outdoor adventures and the charm of our historic districts dressed up for the holidays – all while enjoying value-priced accommodations, free parking, and more.

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