This guide has been updated for 2017.
A Joyful Noise Unto the World
A group of over fifty children, teenagers and adults will perform to celebrate the Christmas season through carol dances such as “Coventry Carol.” The show will also include live music performances band a recreation of the Nativity through dance, set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat.
Outside the Bachs: Baroque Christmas with the LPO
First Baptist Church of Covington, 16333 Hwy. 1085
Wanted: Santa Claus
Wanted: Santa Claus, written and directed by local favorite Frank Levy. After a debate on whether or not Santa Claus is real, Ms. Parks sends her class to investigate the true meaning behind Santa Claus. They search all over, from the internet to the mall. A season extra, this heartwarming Christmas comedy is sure to be a joyride you don’t want to miss.
Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Rd
December 15th & 16th, 8PM
December 17th, 2PM
Tickets available online or by calling the box office (985-893-1671).
Christmas on the Northshore Concert
“Christmas on the Northshore” is a collaborative arts project impacting thousands of members of the Northshore community. Artists include the Big Easy Award-winning St. Timothy Choir, Northshore Orchestra, St. Timothy Youth Chorale and Children’s Music Ensembles, and well-loved soloists. The groups present performances at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
The concerts will include the Randol Bass “Gloria,” exciting arrangements of treasured Christmas favorites including “The First Noel,” and “O, Holy Night” as well as contemporary favorites like “Mary, Did You Know?” and Mark Hayes’ “Shepherd’s Joy.”
Also on the program are Soprano Ariel Assaf singing “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” accompanied by Nancy Ross Assaf, Mezzo-soprano Karista Filopolous singing the Michael W. Smith classic “Welcome to Our World” and tenor Travis Bush singing Stephen Adams’ “The Holy City” accompanied by pianist Philip Clark. The audience even gets a chance to sing with the choir on the opening number, “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
The concerts are approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Admission is free; however, reservations are strongly recommended. The concerts are a gift to the community with free tickets available by calling the church office at (985) 626-3307.
St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive
December 10th, 3PM & 7PM
Babes in Toyland
The villainous Barnaby has fallen in love with sweet Mistress Mary Quite Contrary. If he can’t buy her love, then he’ll force her to marry him by threatening to foreclose on her mother, the poor Widow Piper. Mary already has her heart set on marrying Barnaby’s nephew Alan — but not if Barnaby can help it! He hires two bumbling ruffians to do away with Alan, but Alan returns to Mother Goose Land amidst much rejoicing. Mary journeys to the mysterious Toyland through the dangerous Spider Forest. But wait! Barnaby hasn’t given up, and he herds the whole gang of Mother Goose Land characters to Toyland in pursuit of Mary. There we encounter the magical mystery of Toyland as we meet the Master Toymaker and his quirky assistants Grumio and Marmaduke. This charming musical tale through the worlds of Mother Goose Land and Toyland will delight the entire famlly!
30 by 90 Theater, 880 Lafayette Street, Mandeville
December 8 – 8PM
December 9 – 2:30PM & 8PM
December 10 – 2:30PM
December 15 – 8:00PM
December 16 – 2:30PM & 8PM
December 17 – 2:30PM
Sweet Willie’s Cotton Club, Christmas Edition
Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd.
December 16th, 8PM
The Happy Elf
A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.’s tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to introduce a new generation of children to the joys of jazz, Connick has crafted a musical landscape against which Eubie’s story unfolds. Eubie the Elfloves working in Santa Claus’ workshop up at the North Pole, despite the other elves’ complaints about being annoyed by his overly happy personality. One Christmas Eve morning, Eubie’s boss, Norbert, assigns him to checking the naughty and nice lists. However, while checking the lists, Eubie discovers that every child in the town of Bluesville is naughty. So, he decides to go to Bluesville and spread Christmas cheer.
Slidell Little Theater, 2024 Nellie Street
December 8th, 8PM
December 9th, 8PM
December 10th, 2PM
Holiday Concert with the Northshore Community Orchestra
December 21st, 7PM & 8:30PM
Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St
Admission is free and students are admitted on a first come, first serve basis.
If you are looking for the Nutcracker Ballet, we have those listed separately.
If you’re looking for things like holiday activities, Christmas lights, or Santa pictures, then please check out our complete Holiday Guide!