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…


Audubon Zoo Lights {Know Before You Go}

Over Thanksgiving break our family had the opportunity to visit the new Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital. We were excited to check out this brand new Christmas lights display in New Orleans. We arrived a little after 5:30 not knowing how bad the crowds would be and if…


LUNA Fête in New Orleans

This post was updated for 2018 by the site editor. Get a dose of culture at LUNA Fête 2018 Dec. 6-9 in Lafayette Square in New Orleans. What is LUNA Fête? LUNA Fête is a five-year initiative intended to culminate in New Orleans’ 2018 tricentennial. LUNA stands for “Light Up…


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…


Where to See the Nutcracker {Northshore Parent Holiday Guide}

This list is updated for 2018 Hammond Hammond Ballet Company Columbia Theater, Hammond December 7th, 7PM December 8th, 7PM Tickets available online. Tickets range in price from $15-$39 Mandeville Ballet Apetrei  Mandeville High Theater Friday, November 30th. 7PM Saturday, December 1st. 2PM and 7PM. Tickets may be purchased in advance by…


Where to Get Santa Claus Pictures on the Northshore

 This post is updated for 2018 and brought to you by Dr. Jason Alvarez and Beau Sourire Family Dentisty.  If you’re not careful it will Christmas Eve when you realize that you’ve forgotten to take care of this holiday tradition. Your best bet is to plan ahead and figure out…


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…



Northshore Thanksgiving Events

  This listing has been updated for 2018. Saturday, November 17th Amite Silly Saturday: Native November. 10AM-Noon. Amite Library. Loranger’s Thankful Saturday. 10-11AM. Family fun with crafts and snacks. Kentwood Gobble Gobble Fun. 10:30AM-Noon. Kentwood Library. Storytime and Activities Featuring Bear Says Thanks. 11AM. What better way for Bear to say thanks…