Happy… whatever you celebrate! Take a look at how to spend the holiday weekend, from Christmas-themed programming to a menorah lighting (early next week) and more.
1. NOLA ChristmasFest — Hop on the Kringle Carousel, explore carnival rides and giant inflatables, and test your skills at an indoor skating rink. This year’s ChristmasFest also includes an ice slide, a hall of decorated trees, children’s crafts, and more. General admission is $20.
2. The Victory Belles’ “A Vintage Christmas” — Let freedom and nostalgia ring this holiday season with a show at The National WWII Museum featuring favorite Christmas tunes from an era gone by. Tickets from $29.50 online.
3. DJ Soul Sister’s Holiday Jam — Boogie at a seasonally appropriate evening of Soul Sister’s weekly Hustle at Hi-Ho Lounge starting at 11 p.m. No cover!
4. Firebird: A Soulful Christmas with Robin Barnes — Songstress Robin Barnes and friends take care of Christmas Eve caroling on Saturday night at Three Keys inside the Ace Hotel. Admission is free with RSVP; show starts at 8 p.m.
Chabad-Chanukah at the Riverwalk — It doesn’t fall on the weekend, but Chabad-Chanukah at the Riverwalk ensures a Happy Tuesday on Dec. 27 from 5-7 p.m. Witness the lighting of Louisiana’s largest menorah during this celebration studded with food, music, and entertainment. Free.