Are you ready to really get into the holiday spirit? There are plenty of options near Springs at Fremaux Town Center and Springs at River Chase with everything from free cookies to stunning light displays. Get your calendar out and get ready to mark some of these special activities that will take place in the coming weeks.
1. Christmas Under the Stars
333 Erlanger Ave, Slidell
December 9 and 10, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Head to Olde Towne Slidell for a charming Christmas celebration. You can meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, tour a life-size holiday village, and check out the Parade of Trees. Admission is free.
2. Christmas Past Festival
Girod St, Mandeville
Saturday, December 10
The Christmas Past Festival is an annual event in Mandeville. Stroll along Girod Street and enjoy craft booths, live music, and an old-time holiday air. This is the perfect place to pick up distinctive gifts for the coming holiday.
3. Milk and Bookies with Santa
Slidell Library Branch
555 Robert Blvd, Slidell
Monday, December 12, 10 a.m.
Head into the Slidell library for Milk and Bookies. This special event includes a holiday story time, sing-a-long, and themed craft. Bring your camera, because you can meet Santa at the end. Milk and cookies will be served. The event is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a gently used children’s book as a donation.
4. Slidell’s Bayou Christmas Festival
1701 Bayou Ln, Slidell
December 15 through December 25, 6–10 p.m.
The Bayou Christmas is a nightly event that illuminates Heritage Park with more than 60,000 lights set to music. Live entertainment, food, drinks, and craft booths offer plenty to explore. Santa will be available for free photos as well, making this a must-see for families with children.
What are your favorite holiday events in the area? Will you be meeting Santa or caroling with friends? Share your plans for these festive weeks in the comments section below!