Light up New Orleans with us!
Saturday, December 3rd at 11 am
A first-of-its-kind, family-centered Holiday Parade starting from The French Market through Downtown, and ending with a holiday experience and concert in Lafayette Square from 1-3 pm!
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About the Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade
Kern Studios is partnering with Children’s Hospital New Orleans, the Downtown Development District, WDSU and many other supporters to bring a world class holiday parade to the City of New Orleans. The holiday parade will be a first-of-its-kind for New Orleans, with custom-design holiday themed floats that include animatronic props, intelligent lighting systems, special effects, and audio systems. The parade will also feature several high-flying helium balloons for the first time in the New Orleans market, as well as featuring all the world-renowned marching groups and bands that the citizens of New Orleans have come to love – all in the holiday spirit.
The Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade will begin at the corner of Esplanade Ave. and N Peters St., traveling N. Peters to Decatur through the vibrant French Market toward Jackson Square and Oscar Dunn Park, where it will bring the joy and magic of the holiday season to life. The parade will then make its way back to N. Peters, turning right on Canal St., and left on St. Charles Ave. where it will end in front of Lafayette Square. The holiday festivities will continue from 1-3 pm with music from Rebirth Brass Band, photos with Santa, food and more in the square.
The inaugural holiday parade is taking place on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
In the news
Children’s Hospital New Orleans reveals new holiday parade
NEW ORLEANS — Children’s Hospital New Orleans is unveiling a new holiday parade hitting the streets of New Orleans next month.
Organizers Unveil Plans for New Orleans Holiday Parade
NEW ORLEANS – At a Nov. 10 news conference at Mardi Gras World, organizers unveiled plans for the inaugural Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade, scheduled for Dec. 3 in downtown New Orleans.
Children’s Hospital New Orleans and Downtown Development District Unveil Details for Inaugural New Orleans Holiday Parade
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – At a news conference held at Mardi Gras World Thursday, Nov.10, details were unveiled for the first-of-its-kind Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade which will take place in downtown New Orleans Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 11 a.m.*
Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade
Getting ready for the Holidays? Partnering with Downtown District and Kern Studios, the first-of-its-kind Children’s Hospital New Orleans Holiday Parade will take place the first Saturday of December (Dec. 3).
A New Children’s Hospital Holiday Parade is Coming to Town!
There is never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans with kids, but we are oh-so-excited that this year we are adding a holiday parade to the mix! If you are looking for the ultimate guide to family-friendly events in New Orleans, we have you covered!
New ‘world-class’ Christmas parade coming this year, float builder Barry Kern says
Children’s Hospital CEO said ‘we’re going to give it back a little with something spectacular.