NOLA ChristmasFest Announces Entertainment Line-Up, Running Of The Santas Route

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center announced the complete entertainment line-up for the Fourth Annual NOLA ChristmasFest:
• Friday, Dec. 16, 6:00 p.m. – New Orleans Ballet Association – Nutcraker
• Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18, 12:00 p.m. – Imagine Theatre – The Present
• Saturday, Dec. 17, 6:00 p.m. – Riverwalk Band
• Monday, Dec. 19, at 6:00 p.m. – Victory Belles
• Tuesday, Dec. 20, and Wednesday, Dec. 21, 6:00 p.m. – Jeannie Morris School of Dance
• Thursday, Dec. 22, 6:00 p.m. – Hollywood Highsteppers
         NOLA ChristmasFest, one of the largest indoor holiday events along the Gulf Coast, opens Friday, Dec. 16, and runs through Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center inside Hall I.
         The family-oriented holiday festival will include 15 days of family fun for all ages. NOLA ChristmasFest will showcase New Orleans’ only authentic ice skating rink, which will be double in size from last year. Also new this year is the New Orleans-themed Gingerbread House Exhibit, which will stage beautifully hand-crafted gingerbread creations. NOLA ChristmasFest will also feature Santa and other popular holiday characters, carnival rides, themed inflatables and arts and crafts.
         The popular children’s activities including the A-Maze-ing walk-through Maze, Kringle Carousel, Winter Whirl, Snowball Fight and the Snowy Summit Climbing Wall will return for NOLA ChristmasFest 2016 guests. Children and families will be able to take memorable Christmas photos with Santa and his North Pole friends within the festive environment.
         NOLA ChristmasFest will display thousands of dazzling lights and dozens of Christmas trees decorated by New Orleans businesses, and Convention Center Boulevard will be draped in holiday décor with more than one million mesmerizing lights synced to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
         The expansion of NOLA ChristmasFest 2016 is due to an overwhelming success in 2015 in which more than 44,000 visitors from all across the South enjoyed the indoor Christmas festivities.
         NOLA ChristmasFest will be open every day during the two week event including special hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. NOLA Convenient parking will be available nearby.
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         The 2016 Running of the Santas kicks off at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.
         The annual extravaganza starts at the “South Pole” located at Manning’s, 519 Fulton St., where the bevy of Santas will depart for the four block “Fun Run” at 6:00 p.m. to the “North Pole” located at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.
         Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. at Manning’s where more than 5,000 partygoers will indulge in holiday food and specialty drinks.
         For more information


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