The annual St. Nicholas Day Fair is always held around St Nicholas’ Feast Day (Dec 6th) and is a holiday event for kids, New Orleans Style! Meet old St. Nick…and secondline with him through Dutch Alley as a start to the day!
Held entirely in Dutch Alley, St Nicholas Day Fair includes live music, interactive craft booths to make holiday puppets, ornaments, hats, scarves, cards, and more, plus a petting zoo, costumed characters, live music, and miniature golf!
And of course, St. Nick is there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to hear your special wishes!
Expect costumed characters in addition to St Nick himself, facepainters, balloon artists, Nari the Puppeteer, Playbuild NOLA outdoor “instant playground”, and plenty of live music all day::
Saint Nicholas Day Fair ENTERTAINMENT 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. Saturday December 6, 2014
Three locations in Dutch Alley: Performance Pavilion at St. Phillip Street, Dumaine Plaza at Dumaine and Decatur, and indoors at 912 N. Peters Street in the heart of Dutch Alley at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
10:00-10:45 a.m. Xylophone Man at Dumaine Plaza
10:00-11:00 a.m. Shotgun Jazz Band at Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “National Park Service Freedom Singers” Gospel Music Revue indoors at the Jazz Park
11:00 a.m.-11:45 Saint Nicholas secondline with Pocket Aces Brass Band through Alley and around the Colonnade on Decatur Street
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 Freedom Brass Band plays holiday songs at the Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion
12 noon to 12:45 p.m. Johnette Downing INDOORS at Jazz Park
2:00-3:30 Miss Claudia & the Mistletoes outdoors at Dumaine Plaza
2:00-4:00 p.m. Nari the Puppeteer performs in Dutch Alley
2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band at Dutch Alley Pavilion
2:00-3:00 Uptown Music Theatre performs Christmas songs indoors at the Jazz Park
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Kilts of Many Colours at Dumaine Plaza
PETTING ZOO AND MINIATURE GOLF OPEN AT 10:00 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 4:00 P.M.
Facepainters and balloon artists on-site all day
10:00 a.m. to 4 :00 p.m. FIVE CRAFT BOOTHS WHERE LOCAL ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS DO GUIDED CRAFT ACTIVITIES WITH KIDS:
Make a winter scarf
Paint an ornament
Make a pipecleaner candy cane
Decorate a holiday magnet
Make a Kris Kringle stocking!