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Xavier University

Five days of activities are planned under the theme "eXcellence * yoU -- Xavier Forever," with concerts, displays, events, a tailgate brunch, a banquet and more on the roster. Through Sunday. www2.xula.edu/alumnirelations/ Read more

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel

The literary festival is themed “Voices of New Orleans / Voices of the World” and features Jason Berry, Peter Cooley, Kim Vaz-Deville, Maurice Carlos Ruffin and others. www.onebookonenola.org. Read more

Longue Vue House and Gardens
$50-$60

Children and families are invited to join Longue Vue House and Gardens for an afternoon tea, cookies, sandwiches and sweets, plus holiday crafts and photos with Santa for an additional fee of $15. Reservations are required and seating is limited. www.longuevue.com Read more

JW Marriott New Orleans
$85

Celebrate the first wine of the harvest with the French American Chamber of Commerce and enjoy beverages, cuisine, a silent and live auction, entertainment and more. www.facc-gc.com. Read more

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel

The literary festival is themed “Voices of New Orleans / Voices of the World” and features Jason Berry, Peter Cooley, Kim Vaz-Deville, Maurice Carlos Ruffin and others. www.onebookonenola.org. Read more

YAYA Arts Center
$50-$150

The YAYA fundraiser celebrates the youth art and entrepreneurship program’s 30th anniversary and honors founder Jana Napoli. (504) 529-3360. www.yayainc.org Read more

LaSalle Park

This 1.8-mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the greater New Orleans area. www.neworleansheartwalk.org Read more

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel

The literary festival is themed “Voices of New Orleans / Voices of the World” and features Jason Berry, Peter Cooley, Kim Vaz-Deville, Maurice Carlos Ruffin and others. www.onebookonenola.org. Read more

46468 River Road

The festival transforms its grounds into a Renaissance-era English village with performers and staff in period costumes. There's entertainment, special shows, educational demonstrations, arts and crafts and more. Each week has a theme, such as "heroes & pirates" and "Celtic weekend." Wee… Read more

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Pontchartrain Center

Children can interact with trucks at the family-friendly event hosted by Junior League of New Orleans. Tickets $10-$60.  Read more

New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint
$25-$125

The French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Gulf Coast region presents a celebration of more than 100 artisan cheeses from around the world, with music, samplings, food, a cheese wheel cracking competition and seminars with varying fees. www.fetedesfromages.com. Read more

free
Armstrong Park
Free

The festival showcases brass band music and offers more than a dozen different takes on gumbo. There's also a holiday market, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions about gumbo. www.tremegumbofest.com Read more

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Central City BBQ
$10

Wing Wars is a festival when 20 restaurants will smoke, baste, sauce and fry over 40,000 chicken wings. Read more

The Cellar on St. Louis
$25

Small production wineries will be offered for tasting and purchasing in this casual setting near Bayou St. John and the Lafitte Greenway. The proceeds for this event will benefit the Greater Mid-City Business Association. Read more

English Turn Golf & Country Club

This tasting event includes more than 100 wines from around the globe, plus Scotch and craft beers, cooking demonstrations and music by Rick Trolsen, Amanda Walker, the New Aurora Saxophone Ensemble and others. www.lowercoastwinefestival.com Read more

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel

The literary festival is themed “Voices of New Orleans / Voices of the World” and features Jason Berry, Peter Cooley, Kim Vaz-Deville, Maurice Carlos Ruffin and others. www.onebookonenola.org. Read more

Audubon Park
$20-$25

This 5K race and 1-mile fun run benefits LSU Health New Orleans  student-run homeless clinics and outreach efforts. A mini health fair, food, music and kids' area are part of the after-race fun. www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/sga/tiger-run-2018/ Read more

46468 River Road

The festival transforms its grounds into a Renaissance-era English village with performers and staff in period costumes. There's entertainment, special shows, educational demonstrations, arts and crafts and more. Each week has a theme, such as "heroes & pirates" and "Celtic weekend." Wee… Read more

free
Armstrong Park
Free

The festival showcases brass band music and offers more than a dozen different takes on gumbo. There's also a holiday market, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions about gumbo. www.tremegumbofest.com Read more

free
Preservation Hall
Free

Preservation Hall Foundation and Historic New Orleans Collection team for accessible event for all ages with autism and other sensory processing needs to learn about music and create through hands-on activities. Limited to 40 guests. Registration required. www.preshallfoundation.org Read more

The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

In conjunction with the Canal Street Lighting Ceremony, the tree at the Riverwalk, on the corner of Julie Street and Convention Center Boulevard, will be lit, plus live music, face painting, food and beverages and a appearance by Santa's friends. www.riverwalkmarketplace.com Read more

New Orleans Museum of Art
$25-$30

Teaching artist Rebecca Frank will lead a Studio KIDS! workshop on creating wood paintings, inspired by the exhibition "Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain," for ages 5-10. (504) 658-4128. www.noma.org Read more

Arnaud’s Restaurant

Beginning Thanksgiving through Dec.31, the restaurant and New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will collecting new teddy bears for officers to use when they encounter children while on duty. Bins are located at the restaurant, Energy Centre on Poydras Street and New Orleans Convention a… Read more

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman will host his traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with Irma Thomas and more live music, and traditional cuisine. Those needing transportation call (504) 202-9215. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register at www.opos.us Read more

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and deliver more than 1,000 dinners, including preparation in the days before. For delivery or contact, call (985) 326-9849 or email slidellthanksgiving@gmail.com. Read more

Arnaud’s Restaurant

Beginning Thanksgiving through Dec.31, the restaurant and New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will collecting new teddy bears for officers to use when they encounter children while on duty. Bins are located at the restaurant, Energy Centre on Poydras Street and New Orleans Convention a… Read more

46468 River Road

The festival transforms its grounds into a Renaissance-era English village with performers and staff in period costumes. There's entertainment, special shows, educational demonstrations, arts and crafts and more. Each week has a theme, such as "heroes & pirates" and "Celtic weekend." Wee… Read more

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