Santa is coming soon. He’ll be around town, in malls and everywhere spreading Christmas cheer and joy. We can’t wait to visit him and make sure we are on the nice list. If you’re looking for Santa in New Orleans, we know where to find him!
Holiday Events In New Orleans With Santa
Santa will be available every night for pictures through December 23, 2019 Mrs. Claus joins Santa on Friday and Saturday nights. Pictures packages start at $15.
Kenner Christmas Village
Lights, snow, live entertainment, Santa and fun Friday and Saturday from 6-9 pm starting December 6, 2019 through December 28, 2019.
While visiting the Christmas Village is free, there are some activities such as pictures with Santa have fee.
Christmas In the Park
Santa and other holiday characters visit Lafreniere Park on weekends from December 6, 2019 through December 30, 2019. Cost is $5 per car
Not only does NOLA Christmas Fest have rides, games, ice skating, but they have SANTA! He’ll be available for pictures for an additional fee and you can skate with SANTA too. Skating with Santa is $60 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under and includes admission to NOLA Christmas Fest , donuts and beverages.
Santa At New Orleans Area Malls
The Esplanade Mall
Santa arrives on November 23, 2019 at 10 am for pictures and will be available through 6 pm on December 24, 2019.
Hours: 11 am-8 pm Monday through Saturday with breaks from 1-2 pm and 5-5:30 pm and 12-6 pm on Sunday with a break from 2-2:45 pm.
Lakeside Shopping Center
Santa arrives on November 23, 2019 with activities, crafts and a parade from 8-10 am (parade at 9:45 am).
Santa will then be available for pictures through Christmas Eve in the mall’s center court.
Oakwood Shopping Center
Santa arrives at his workshop in the JC Penny Wing of the Mall for pictures starting November 16, 2019 and is available until Christmas eve.
Hours are 12-8 pm on Monday through Saturday and 12-6 pm on Sunday.
Breakfast with Santa in New Orleans
Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast that includes pictures with Santa, games, arts and crafts and more at the Kenner Pavilion (3800 Loyola Dr., Kenner) at 9 am on December 7, 2019.
Cost is $10 per adult and $7 per child.
Sneaux Day at Santa’s Workshop
Support the Westwego Volunteer Fire Department on December 7, 2019 from 11 am – 2 pm at Station 92 located at 300 Columbus St., Westwego, LA 70094.
Enjoy a unlimited play in real snow, crafts and a lunch of nuggets, fries and juice. Cost is $15 per child and $3 for Santa Pictures.
To purchase tickets call (504) 347-7385, Monday-Thursday between 9a.m.- 4p.m.
Enjoy a breakfast buffet, Santa photos, crafts, a sing-a-long with Vince Vance and the Valianettes and more at Deanies in the French Quarter on December 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2019 from 9-11:30 am.
Cost is $45 per person, children 3 and under are free.
Brunch With Santa
Families can have brunch at the Bourbon Orleans with Santa and friends December 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2019 at 10 am and 1:30 pm.
Prices are $68 for adults, $32 for children 4 through 12, and Free for children 3 and under.
Call 504-571-4672 for reservations.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast, a $10 Power Card with unlimited video game play, holiday crafts and a photo with Santa from 9 am-NOON on December 14, 2019 at Dave and Busters.
Holiday Teas With Santa in New Orleans
Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt
Christmas Tea with Santa and his elves at the Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt Hotel at various times from December 1, 2019 through Christmas Eve.
Cost is $75 for adults and $55 for children.
Papa Noel Tea
Special holiday celebration with Papa Noel at 11 am and 2:30 pm on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 – 24, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Cost is $70 per person.
Longue Vue House and Gardens will be all decked out for the holidays and this special tea for children with holiday crafts and photos with Santa on December 14, 2019 from 1-3 pm. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non members. Santa photo packages start at $40
Tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Royal Sonesta on December 15 and 19-23, 2019. Seating times are 11 am, 2 pm and 4pm and vary by day.
Cost $59 for adults and $34 for children. VIP tickets are $75 for adults and $49 for children.
Take a cruise on the Creole Queen with Papa Noel December 14 and 15, 2019! Prices are $62 / adults, $42 / children 3-12 and $10/ 3 and under.
Free Photos With Santa
Santa at Metairie Bank
Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5:30-7:30 pm on December 5, 2019. Free gifts for the kids, free raffle for adults, refreshments and more at the Metairie Bank Main Office Lobby (3344 Metairie Rd.).
Christmas On the Bayou
Starts with Mass at 6 pm at Cabrini High School on December 14, 2019. Following mass there will be a living nativity, performances by the Cabrini Cheerleaders and Eclipse Dance Team, and candlelight caroling from the Cabrini Chamber Ensemble to welcome Santa who will arrive by boat on Bayou St. John. After Santa arrives there will be hot chocolate, treats and Santa pictures in the gym.
Did we miss a Santa event in New Orleans? Let us know in the comments!