December 2018




December 7th, Friday
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Old Mandeville, LA
Mandeville, Lousiana 70448

Tickets Required

Old Mandeville
Mandeville, Lousiana 70448

Tickets Required

Christmas in Historic Old Mandeville


Buy My Mug & Ticket

December 7th, Friday, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Old Mandeville,
Mandeville, Lousiana 70448

Tickets Required

As day turns to eve, take a stroll through Historic Old Mandeville to shop, socialize and revel in the Christmas spirit at over twenty stops along your way down Girod Street.  There will be libations of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety to enjoy.  Take this opportunity to start or complete your Christmas gift giving from our many unique shops and restaurants in our beautiful lakeside community.  We can't wait to see you and show you the best hospitality on the Northshore.

Stroll will proceed regardless of inclement weather.

  • Admission:  $20 - includes mug and snacks at 20 plus stroll stops.
  • Advance Purchase Locations  (Cash and Check Only)
  • Blent Juice Bar - 1943 Lakeshore Drive
  • Cameo Boutique - 302 Girod Street
  • Das Schulhaus Gift Gallery & Christmas Boutique - 611 Girod Street
  • K. Gee's Restaurant - 2534 Florida Street
  • The Lemon Tree - 2013 Jefferson Street

A limited supply of mugs are available for purchase online here.




December 8th, Saturday
10:00am to 3:00pm

Girod Street,
Mandeville, Lousiana 70448

Christmas in Historic Old Mandeville

Festival of Christmas Past

December 8th, Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Girod Street
Mandeville, Lousiana 70448

Free & Open to the Public!

The 15th annual Christmas Past Festival, one of the Northshore's premier holiday events, will take place on Girod Street in Old Mandeville.  The event will feature more than 100 artists and craftsmen from across the Greater New Orleans area.  This year's 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.

New elements to the event this year include a Children's Discovery Area with arts and crafts and a food court featuring a variety of local vendors.  Attendees will be treated to the sounds of Box Office Giants and The Messy Cookers Jazz Trio.  There will be train rides, horse and carriage rides, roaming holiday characters and Santa Claus will be there for photos with the kids!  Bring your friends.  Bring your family.  You just can't miss this!

Following the festival from 4-6 on the lakefront is the City of Mandeville's Winter on the Water.  Join the crowds for Santa's walking parade that starts at the Pontchartrain Yacht Club and continues to the Gazebo where there will be live music and the traditional lighting of the oaks ceremony that marks the official start of Christmas season.

Vendor fees are $60/booth (non-refundable). For a vendor application, please email