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Holiday Parades

It’s a well-known fact that most events in New Orleans are celebrated with a parade, and the holidays are no different. Every year, the Christmas Season in New Orleans is filled with many highlights – but none quite like the official holiday parade of the city: Krewe of Jingle.

Held in early December, the Krewe of Jingle parade takes place in Downtown New Orleans and rolls along Canal Street.

The event features creative holiday floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, and many Christmas characters, including NOLA’s beloved Mr. Bingle.

This year’s Krewe of Jingle takes place on December 2, 2017 and begins rolling down Canal Street at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.downtownnola.com/holidays.

January 6 marks the grand finale of the holiday season and the kickoff to Carnival in New Orleans. Twelve days after Christmas (appropriately referred to as Twelfth Night), two parades roll: Phunny Phorty Phellows and Joan of Arc.

As per annual tradition, the Phunny Phorty Phellows will once again ride the streetcars down St. Charles Avenue to announce the start of Carnival season. In the French Quarter, the Krewe of Jeanne d’Arc parade rolls in honor of Joan of Arc’s birthday. Both of these parades mark the official end of the New Orleans holiday season, and the beginning of another spectacular Mardi Gras season.

This year’s Phunny Phorty Phellows parade and Jeanne d’Arc parade take place on January 6, 2018. For more information, visit www.phunnyphortyphellows.com and www.joanofarcparade.org.