Running Of The Santas Route Map Released

NEW ORLEANS – The “Running of the Santas” will bring thousands of costumed revelers to the Big Easy for holiday festivities when the extravaganza returns to the New Orleans Warehouse District for a fifth year on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

         Last year’s “Running of the Santas” attracted more than 3,000 revelers from across the Gulf Coast to the streets of downtown New Orleans to participate in Christmastime merrymaking.

         The annual “Running of the Santas” kicks off at 2:00 p.m. from the new home of the “South Pole” located at The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., where revelers will experience live music and special holiday drinks. The crowd of Santas will then depart for the four-block “Fun Run” at 5:45 p.m. to the “North Pole” located at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins.

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         Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Rusty Nail.

         This holiday tradition calls for participants to dress up in their most creative Christmas attire for a chance to win the treasured “Best Holiday Costume” award. Event organizers predict more than 4,000 costumed participants this year donned as Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elf, Rudolph, Jack Frost, the Ghost of Christmas Past and so many more.

         Flow Tribe will headline this year’s “Running of the Santas.” The renowned New Orleans funk band will rock the Christmas event at Generations Hall from 8:30 – 10:00 p.m., and Category 6 will ignite the crowd from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This year’s “South Pole” will offer food by Rock-n-Sake Bar and Sushi and musical entertainment by DJ Scott Satchfield.

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         A portion of the proceeds will benefit That Others May Live Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2002, that provides scholarships, family counseling and aid to surviving children of United States Air Force (USAF) Rescue Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice during a rescue mission. The goal of the program is to ensure that every child of a fallen personnel recovery service member receives an opportunity for success.

         Advanced tickets to the “Running of the Santas” are $25, VIP tickets are $75.

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         View a map of the route below:



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