Disclosure :: Have you see our comprehensive list of 2014 New Orleans holiday events? This post, sponsored by The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, brings you up to date information about Holiday Movies on the Mississippi.
Holiday Movies on the Mississippi
‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer! And there is no better way than celebrating at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk! On Friday, December 5th and Friday, December 12th, join the Riverwalk and the Downtown Development District as they co-present two nights of FREE outdoor screenings of holiday movie favorites, The Polar Express and Elf, at the annual Holiday Movies on the Mississippi event.
The premier holiday events will be hosted on the scenic bank of the Mississippi River at Spanish Plaza, the outdoor event venue adjacent to The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk next to the Canal St. Ferry Terminal. A scenic picture as the Creole Queen or Steamboat Natchez chug along the river as the backdrop to the holiday movie while your family enjoys a beautiful evening outdoors.
The movies will be shown on a 26-foot inflatable movie screen at 6:30 p.m. both Friday, December 5th and Friday, December 12th. An exciting item to note: the events are FREE and open to the public! All ages are welcome.
While relaxing alongside the bank of the river with family, friends and neighbors, guests will enjoy COMPLIMENTARY popcorn courtesy of Popcorn Bistro! Families can also purchase from local food truck vendor The Cluck Truck and indulge in sweet treats from Nola Foods. The first 50 families in attendance each Friday will receive a free fleece blanket, courtesy of the Downtown Development District, and guests are encouraged to bring their own lounge chairs and seating.
The annual Holiday Movies on the Mississippi series is a part of the Downtown Development District’s Canal Street: Home for the Holidays promotion that supports Canal Street retailers during the holiday season and encourages family-friendly activity along the Canal Street corridor.
What :: The Polar Express, Friday, December 5th, at 6:30 p.m. OR Elf, Friday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.
Where :: Spanish Plaza, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Pl.
How Much :: FREE
Important Notes :: No ice chests, skateboards, bicycles, pets or glass are allowed on Spanish Plaza during the events. For more information on Holiday Movies on the Mississippi, visit The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk’s website.
About The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk: The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is the nation’s first downtown outlet center – located in the heart of New Orleans. The Center opened to great fanfare over Memorial Day Weekend 2014 and has since welcomed over 2 million shoppers. The Riverwalk brings many first-to-the-market retailers and many other local favorites to the City, including Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Coach Outlet, LOFT Outlet, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Kenneth Cole, New Balance Factory Store, Chico’s Outlet, Motherhood Maternity, carter’s babies and kids, Hartstrings Kids Apparel Center and IT’SUGAR. Favorite eateries include Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Izzo’s Illegal Burrito, Mona’s Café, The Fudgery, and world-famous Café Du Monde. Shoppers can stay up to date with the latest news, events and special offers by visiting the website and signing up for the Riverwalk Rewards Club. And don’t forget to be social and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! #RiverwalkNOLA