Activities

Christmas Lights on the Northshore

As a kid I remember right after Christmas dinner at my grandma’s house in Jefferson, we would drive to Metairie so we could take a peek at Al Copeland’s house all done-up for Christmas. I feel like maybe over-the-top Christmas lights are a dying art form or something because I…


South Louisiana Christmas Parades

I’ll admit that I thought that Christmas parades were something that happened in other places. We have Mardi Gras parades–not Christmas, right? WRONG. In fact, Tangipahoa parish alone has five. FIVE. That’s a whole lotta Christmas. So if you decide that you want to catch one of  these moving holiday…




Northshore Thanksgiving Events

This listing has been updated for 2019. Thursday, November 21st Thanksgiving Family Storytime. 6:30-7:15PM. Madisonville Library. Thanksgiving stories, music and a craft! All ages are welcome and no registration is required! Please note that food may be used as a craft material. Please call the branch for details. Thursday, November…


Christmas on the Northshore {Guide to the Holidays}

There’s no time quite like the holidays and these days the holidays seem to start as soon as Halloween has ended! No worries–we have a complete list of holiday activities happening in our area. And this is just the tip of our holiday coverage! Please check out our holiday hub…



What Should You Do with Leftover Halloween Candy?

You might be thinking, “Leftover Halloween Candy?  I’ve never heard of such a thing!”  But as our family has grown, so has our Halloween booty (and my regular booty).  Although we try to monitor what they consume in the days following Halloween to ensure they don’t go into a total…


Boo at the Zoo {Know Before You Go}

Are you ready for Boo At The Zoo? The long-running annual event, held at the Audubon Zoo, has become a Halloween tradition for Southshore and Northshore families alike. With limited dates and consistently sold out tickets, those lucky enough to go will want to make the most of their night….


Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest {Worth the Drive}

Fall is finally upon us, though you might not be able to tell because the great thermostat in the sky hasn’t been lowered enough yet. But September is behind us, and we are firmly rooted in October, which means (among other things) it’s time for Deutsches Haus’ Oktoberfest. Jillian and…