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Today in NOLA: 12.25.14


The fat man in the red suit jingled and jangled his way through the bayou last night, but the music never stops in New Orleans. Benny Grunch and the Bunch are kicking off an early 12 Yats of Christmas performance in Mid-City. Later, the grownups can see live jazz. On this day in 1913, radio personality and musician “Candy” Candido was born. Now, more to do this Christmas.


Santa Spotted Rolling Down Robert E. Lee


While families all over New Orleans carpooled to their Christmas Eve parties, Lakeview resident Johnny Greg was decking out his self-contained transport. NoDef spotted the cheerful Santa on a motorized wheelchair, illuminated in festive lights and zooming down Robert E. Lee. Greg was on his way back from his nieces’ Christmas party. 


Today in New Orleans 12.25.13


The fat man in the red suit jingled and jangled his way through the bayou last night, but the music never stops in New Orleans. Benny Grunch and the Bunch are kicking off an early 12 Yats of Christmas performance in Mid-City. Later, the grownups can see live jazz from Oak Street to Preservation Hall. On this day in 1913, radio personality and musician “Candy” Candido was born. Now, more to do this Christmas.


Councilmember Cantrell Gives Toys as Mrs. Claus


Carnival and Christmas come together this afternoon at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place), at the Grand Oaks Mansion. District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell partnered with Orleans Shoring to give 100 children gifts for the season. 


Today in New Orleans 12.22.13


It’s Saints Sunday, but Who Dats will have to tune in from the couches and barstools to see the Black and Gold play the Panthers. After the game, head to Jackson Square to get into the holiday season with free concerts and caroling. On this date in 1814, the British set off to attack New Orleans. Now, more ways to celebrate the holidays. 


Today in New Orleans 12.21.13


Tulane and the Ragin’ Cajuns face off today in Da Dome. In Mid-City, the NOLA Project is closing out this year’s holiday performance, A Very Merry Unauthorized Childrens’ Scientology Project. On this day in 1921, Governor P.B.S. Pinchback, Louisiana’s only black governor, passed away. Now, more to do this Saturday. 


Red Gravy Cafe Holds 'Feast of Seven Fishes' for X-Mas


New Orleans’ Italian traditions are no longer limited to St. Joseph’s Day Altars. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is coming to the CBD, where Red Gravy Café (125 Camp Street) is serving up a seafood driven holiday feast. 


Santas, Reindeer Run in CBD Saturday


Getting dressed up and running through the streets of downtown is a NOLA tradition no matter the holiday. But Christmas time provides a perfect opportunity for a little Naughty-Nice contrast, so it's fitting that there are a pair of CBD events lacing up on Saturday. In the morning, the Reindeer Run takes off on Canal. By 5 p.m., Santas will be heading from pole-to-pole for a very different kind of romp.


Christmas on Canal: Krewe of Jingle (PHOTOS)


by Brandon Robert

There is no occasion too small for a parade in New Orleans, and locals would not let the holiday season fly by without floats and marching bands. With the stretch lit up for the holidays, the Downtown Development District brought New Orleans' official Christmas parade to Canal Street yesterday. Click for photos of the Krewe of Jingle, which rolled on December 7 at 1 p.m.   


Ferry Little Christmas: Algiers Bonfire Floats Concert, Tribute


In Louisiana, the fat guy can’t arrive until he sees the light from the levee. On Saturday (12/7), the West Bank community of Algiers Point will be doing their part to guide the sleigh, and throwing in a little plug for their own preferred mode of transportation. The annual Algiers Bonfire will light the banks of the Mighty Mississppi, and feature a concert that makes it a full night’s engagement.


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