10:00am to 4:00pm
Girod Street, Old Mandeville
The 16th annual Christmas Past Festival, one of the Northshore’s premier holiday events, will take place on Girod Street in Old Mandeville on Saturday, December 14 from 10AM to 4PM (Rain Date: December 15). The event will feature more than 100 artists and craftsmen from across the Greater New Orleans area.
The event includes a Children’s Village with arts and crafts, a food court featuring a variety of local restaurants, live music by Box Office Giants and UMPHY, train rides, old fashioned horse and carriage rides, and roaming holiday characters like the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas carolers. Santa Claus will also be present for photos with the kids.
The festival theme “Christmas Past Classics” will give nod to classic holiday films including The Grinch, Santa Clause, A Christmas Carol, Elf and Polar Express. Admission to the event is free, and attendees are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit – costumes and holiday attire add to the festive atmosphere!