2016 Guide to Santa Meet & Greets in New Orleans

Santa loves the Crescent City! More Santa sightings and photo opportunities will be added as they are announced.


Santa’s Arrival at Lakeside Shopping Center (November 19 | 9:30am) ::  Join us as we celebrate Santa’s Arrival with a second line parade and a sing-along featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty. The parade starts at 9:30am at the Veterans Skylight near Banana Republic and end at Center Court with a sing-along, where Santa takes his seat and the North Pole Express welcomes its first passengers of the season.

holiday-guide-squareSanta at Oakwood Mall (November 11- December 24):: Stop by Oakwood Mall in Gretna and visit with Jolly Old St. Nick while you get your photo taken. Special pet photos with Santa are also available on select dates.

Santa Pictures at the Southern Hotel (November 27):: Santa will visit the beautiful Southern Hotel in Covington on November 27th. Photos will be taken by Heidi Bauer; reservations required.

Selfies with Santa at The Shops at Canal Place (December 10)::Stop by The Shops at Canal Place from 10am to 1pm to meet “Stylish Santa” and score your selfie on the oh-so-fashionable Step & Repeat – red carpet style! Enjoy live holiday music, special store promotions, and magical surprises at The Shops throughout the day.

Lindsay is a native New Orleanian, displaced only by her years at Mississippi State, where she earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries and a minor in English. She came home shortly after Katrina, to work as a zookeeper and be a part of the rebuilding of her beloved city. She dragged her husband Drake, a Tennessee native, along with her. Their son Bennett joined the family in 2010, and in 2014 they welcomed identical twin girls, Genevieve and Kellen Clair. She now works full-time as an Environmental Scientist while working on her Master's and serving part-time as NOM’s resident Jill of All Trades. Powered by espresso, cake, and craft beer, her happy place is on a beach or in the woods. Need to identify a plant, tree, or animal? Lindsay’s a wealth of random knowledge. She loves to cook and sprinkle a little glitter on everything.



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