It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Did you know studies show people are actually happier during the holidays? So you see, Christmas cheer is an actual thing, not just a meter in Hallmark Movies, haha. Which makes me cheery in itself! Another thing that makes me oh so cheery is our list of 10 Free Things To Do With Kids In New Orleans This Week (December 17th – December 23rd).
Free Things To Do NEw Orleans on Tuesday
THE GRINCH IS BACK!
5pm- 8pm at the Velvet Cactus, 6300 Argonne Blvd (Harrison & Argonne Blvd) NOLA 70124. The Grinch is back for free photos at the Velvet Cactus. Skip the lines with a Fast Pass Ticket when you dine in.
OLD METAIRIE FARMERS MARKET
3:30pm- 7:30pm at 2713 Metairie Rd.Metairie, La. It’s the last market of the year, and they are doing it big. Come see the lighting of the Cypress Tree in the middle as “the Biggest Christmas Tree in Louisiana”. In addition, join them for Holiday jingles, kids activities and our wonderful vendors.
READING TO ROVER
6:30pm- 7:30pm at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, La 70001. Beginner and reluctant readers can come read to canine pals.
Free Things To Do New Orleans on Wednesday
AFTER-SCHOOL ESCAPADES: COOKIE DECORATING
4pm- 5pm at the Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad Ave., NOLA 70125. Kids and teens ages 11-17, bring your creativity to design and eat cookies.
Free Things To Do New Orleans on Thursday
BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER COMMUNITY NIGHT
5:30pm- 7:30pm at 219 Loyola Ave., NOLA 70112. Teens can check out Best Buy’s Teen Tech Center, as well as view projects created by peers. The center is a learning opportunity for teens to work with new technologies in addition to finding mentors.
Christmas in Rivertown
6-9pm in Kenner’s Rivertown. Stroll through the lights in Heritage Park, visit with Santa and see performances by local schools and dance groups.
Free Things To Do new orleans on Friday
BABY ARTSPLAY AT NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM
9:30am- 10am at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave., NOLA 70116. Register for Baby Artsplay! Caregivers and babies, ages 0-3 learn to integrate all forms of art into their everyday lives helping with development.
Outdoor Christmas Movie Night
6-9 pm at Vineyard Church New Orleans, 4340 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy an outdoor Christmas movie, popcorn, hot chocolate, and more.
WINTER SOLSTICE LABYRINTH WALK
6:30-7:30 pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. Quiet contemplative service of silently walking the candlelit labyrinth in the darkened sanctuary.
Free Things To Do new orleans on Saturday
11am- 11:30am at Little Bookworm Bookstore, 115 Metairie Rd., Ste E, Metairie, LA 70005. Enjoy storytime along with a coloring craft each Saturday at Little Bookworm!
Free Things To Do new Orleans on Sunday
REVEILLON RINGALONG SINGALONG FESTIVAL
6pm- 9pm at Bayou Metairie Park (corner or Metairie Rd at Labarre Rd.). Come dance, sing and celebrate the season with Santa, Mr. Bingle the Elves and more. Presented by the Old Metairie Garden Club and Jefferson Parish, join them for festive treats, as well as Holiday spirit and live entertainment.
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