• ‘THE GREY AUTOMOBILE’ LIVE SCORE BY TROKER: 7:30 p.m., The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. The CAC presents a screening of the film “The Grey Automobile” for the first time in New Orleans, with an extraordinary live soundtrack performance scored by Troker.


  • COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Covington City Hall, 609 North Columbia St., Covington. Food demo by Coffee Rani. Linnzi Zaorski will provide the music.
  • GERMAN COAST ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Ormond Plantation, River Road, Destrehan. Peruse jewelry, paintings, pottery and more at this arts market, held in conjunction with the farmers market.
  • JINGLE BUGS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: 10 a.m., Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans. Visitors can have their caricature done, get their face painted with a insect-themed or holiday design, and meet Santa Claus. For more information, visit
  • HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 11 a.m., Piety Street Market, 612 Piety St., New Orleans. Yelp will be on hand with a free gift-wrapping station and prizes. The market features more than 60 vendors.
  • SOULFUL HOLIDAY: 1:45 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Hometown favorite Charmaine Neville will highlight the Soulful Holiday celebration. Event will feature holiday tunes and special performances by Neville and vocalist Gina Brown.
  • RUNNING OF THE SANTAS: 3 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive. Meet at Barcadia New Orleans in your Santa costume then “run” to Generations Hall. Live music from Category 6 and Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
  • WEEKLY ART NIGHT MARKET: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Press Street Gardens, 7 Press St., New Orleans. The market will feature art pieces for sale, delicious treats from the NOCCA student-run Boxcar Food Truck and other offerings from NOCCA’s students and alumni. The Art Market is free and open to the public.
  • TROKER IN CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. A live set of original music in a performance that merges avant-garde jazz, progressive rock, and hip hop, with elements of cumbia, mariachi, and funk.


  • PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 9:30 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. This annual tradition features eight Garden District homes, plus a bonus house, open for tour-goers to enjoy history and architecture, accompanied by the tunes of talented New Orleans musicians. To purchase tickets for the Holiday Home Tour, call (504) 581-7032 or visit


  • A GARDEN DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m., the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans. Features several of New Orleans’ finest musicians, including sopranos Phyllis Treigle and Melissa Brocato; tenors Kevin Rouchell and Bart Folse; and organist Brian Morgan, Director of Music.


  • ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: 7:30 p.m., University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, Robert E. Nims Theatre, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. Runs through Dec. 20. Come see this adaptation of the Dickens classic. Tickets for adults are $25. Children under 12 are $15. For more information, visit at or call (504) 522-6545.
  • THE KATRINA DECADE ‘IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY’: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., New Orleans. The display presents 77 photographs of New Orleans’s ongoing recovery, taken by David G. Spielman, and runs through Jan. 9, 2016.
  • ‘FANCY NANCY’S SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS’: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. 7 p.m., through Dec. 13. A delightful holiday musical that will appeal to the whole family and feature young performers from the area. General admission is $16. For more information, call (504) 461-9475 or visit
  • HOLIDAY HOME AND COURTYARD TOURS: 9:30 a.m., The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. The residence will feature a decorated tree with vintage ornaments and holiday party photos. Tours run through Dec. 30. Tuesday–Saturday tours begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday tours are offered at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. No tours Dec. 24–25. $5 per person, free for THNOC members.
  • HOLIDAY LIGHT FESTIVAL: 6 p.m., New Orleans Botanical Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and Storyland, 7 Victory Ave., New Orleans. Tickets are $8 per person. Children under 3 and Friends of City Park get in free. Purchase tickets on or at the ticket trailers at the event. Call (504) 483-9415 for more information. Event runs from through Jan. 2.
  • JOSEPHINE SACABO — JUANA AND THE STRUCTURES OF REVERIE: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans. On view through Jan. 1.
  • NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM: 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. “Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II,” will be shown through May 30, 2016, in the Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery.
  • NIKKI ROSATO MERGED: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 A Julia St., New Orleans. Rosato will be exhibiting her life-sized, figurative works created in her unique style using maps. Runs through Dec. 26.
  • OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. (504) 539-9650 or
  • PAUL VILLINSKI ‘DEPARTURE’: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 A Julia St., New Orleans. Using the butterfly as the subject and metaphor, Villinski’s works tackle subjects of addiction, metamorphosis and environmentalism. Runs through Dec. 26.

Compiled by

Marchaund Jones