Where To See Chocolate Santa in New Orleans This Year

Santa Claus is coming to town! The holidays are officially here and New Orleans Mom has compiled a comprehensive Holiday Guide with dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans this holiday season. To get in the spirit, you can even cut down your own Christmas tree right here in the New Orleans area and prepare for the jolly old man’s arrival. One of our most asked questions every year is, “where can I find Black Santa in New Orleans?” And we hear you and have an answer!

Is There a Black Santa in New Orleans?

Many local New Orleans families have fond memories of 7th Ward Chocolate Santa and are missing him this holiday season and always. However, “Chocolate Santa” / Gentilly Santa is headed back from the North Pole to New Orleans and we have all the details on how you can meet him. Please note that you must book an appointment in advance to secure your spot. You can do so by visiting here.

Where to See Chocolate Santa in New Orleans

When :: December 17, 21 and 23

Where :: Locations throughout the New Orleans area including Backatown NOLA and Emline Store.

For the most up to date details, please check out Gentilly Santa’s Facebook and Instagram Page.

Another Black Santa in New Orleans

Dennis Photofinish, located on North Tonti Street, also offers pictures with chocolate Santa. Call (504) 944-5449 for more information or to make an appointment.

Mary Olivio
Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or after school activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature.


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