Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

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Holiday Happenings

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December 1st

Blind Boys of Alabama

The Grammy award-winning legendary gospel group known as "the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement" brings their Christmas tour to New Orleans for the first time!  THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA CHRISTMAS CONCERT comes to Jefferson Performing Arts Center for one night only on Friday December 1st.  Bring the entire family for a joyous concert filled with holiday classics and gospel favorites.

December 9th - 5:30-8:30 P.M.

Holiday Tree Lighting & Christmas Concert

Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Marine Forces Reserve/Marines Force South Present a Holiday Tree Lighting & Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 9th: 5:30-8:30 P.M.
Jefferson Performing Arts Center
Free & Open to the Public*

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  • 5:30 p.m. Doors Open: Enjoy hot cocoa & cookies and other holiday-themed concessions for sale. Free crafts & kids activities, photo booths, and more! 
  • 5:45 p.m. Santa Arrives!   
  • 6:10 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony 
  • 6:15-6:45 p.m. Caroling beneath the Christmas Tree led by Maestro Dennis Assaf. Visits and Photos with Santa Continue.
  • 7:00-8:30 p.m. Marine Band Christmas Concert (no intermission)
Celtic Christmas

December 10th

Danny O'Flaherty's Celtic Christmas

"Danny O’Flaherty’s Celtic Christmas" blends Celtic traditions, stories, and songs with the joyous spirit of Christmas. Join him as he weaves a musical tapestry that captures the true essence of the Celtic Christmas spirit – a celebration of heritage, folklore and the universal  magic that unites us all in the spirit of the season.  This is an all-ages show and the perfect event to kick off the holiday season with the entire family! Join Danny and step back in time to savor the Christmas season as it has been celebrated among the Celtic people for centuries. This moving and joyful story and song filled show will include Danny accompanied by dancers from the New Orleans based Joni Muggivan's School of Irish Dance.

December 16th & 17th

Jefferson Ballet Theatre presents
"The Nutcracker " – An Annual Tradition!

Featuring the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Dennis Assaf!


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