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Home for the Holidays

Jefferson Parish offers deals and delightful holiday events



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The holiday season can be a challenging time for travelers. They might miss their favorite traditions back home or struggle to find festive activities at their destination. Even locals can feel the strain when they host out-of-town guests. Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCVB) aims to remedy that with its new campaign, Home for the Holidays.

The seasonal campaign will run from Dec. 1 through Jan. 2 as part of JCVB’s more general Visit Jefferson Parish marketing. JCVB has partnered with its member businesses and encouraged them to create holiday specials and discounts at hotels, restaurants and events throughout the month.

The current specials and promotions include a 10 percent discount on season and single game tickets for NOLA Gold Rugby, a $10 discount for Jefferson Performing Arts Society tickets to performances of either "The Santaland Diaries" or "White Christmas," a 20 percent discount on a hotel stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport, and Destrehan Plantation’s 12 Deals of Christmas at their Plantation Store, which runs now through Dec. 12.

For Jefferson Parish residents, The National WWII Museum is offering $2 off adult and $1 off student/child/military rate museum campus pass tickets. To find the discount codes and directions for the promotions, visit the JCVB website.

There are dozens of events in Jefferson Parish that Home for the Holidays is promoting as well.

 

Live Performances

  • Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society presents "The Santaland Diaries," a play by David Sedaris

Weekends now through Dec. 23.

For mature audiences

Tickets

 

  • Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society presents Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas," the musical

Weekends Dec. 7-16.

Tickets

 

  • Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society Theatre Kids! Presents "Home for the Holidays," a musical extravaganza

Dec. 14-16.

Tickets

 

  • Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts presents "Let it Snow!" starring The Big Easy Boys

Weekends Dec. 7-23.

Tickets

 

  • Jefferson Ballet Theatre and Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts present The Nutcracker Ballet

Weekends Dec. 15-22

Tickets

 

Holiday Lights and Family Activities

Featuring lighted decorations, ice skating, live performances and a Biergarten.

Weekends now through Dec. 30 from 6-10 p.m.

 

Featuring light displays, holiday characters and live performances.

Weekend evenings now through Dec. 30

Admission is $5 per vehicle.

 

Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, but no outside food or drinks are allowed.

 

Featuring 100,000 pounds of snow at shelters 7 and 8

Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:30 a.m. until the snow melts

Admission is free.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15 starting at 12 p.m.

The parade will roll from Jefferson Highway and Hord Street.

 

Featuring holiday lights, live music, food trucks and kid crafts.

Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2-8 p.m.

Admission is $5 and children age 12 and under are free.

 

Featuring photos with Mr. Grinch, pizza, games, arts and crafts

Friday, Dec. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children, and free for children under age 2.

 

 

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