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French Market Annual Tree Lighting

Thursday November 17, 2016, The French Market Corporation hosts its annual tree lighting at Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square. The lighting is the first event on the Christmas New Orleans Style calendar, ushering in the holiday season in New Orleans. The evening begins with a musical performance of jazz holiday music by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Centennial Band at 5:00 p.m. At 5:45 p.m., civic leaders will speak and the tree will be lit at 6:00 p.m.

Bourbon House Launches Select Gulf Oyster Program

Bourbon House wants you to Compare, Contrast, Enjoy! Every Thursday, Bourbon House receives a delivery of three different select oysters from various Gulf regions. All regions specialize in aquaculture oyster harvesting, which produces a more developed briny and rich flavor. More info

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Baroness Pontalba Birthday Bash Nov 3 at Upper Pontalba!

November 3rd from 5pm-7pm at the 500 block of Saint Peter Street is the Third Annual Baroness Pontalba Birthday Bash! Celebrate the Upper Pontalba Building's namesake by shopping, sipping, and enjoying live opera--and cake! Spend $25 in one of our Upper Pontalba retail shops and receive a raffle ticket to win one of the following: $50 Gift Certificate to Aerosoles, Gift Certificate to New Orleans School of Cooking, Specialty candles from OMG! New Orleans.

Bayou Bacchanal @Armstrong Park

Happening November 5th, this colorful festival at Louis Armstrong Park begins with a parade that rolls down Canal Street with masqueraders dancing to the beat of steel pan and Soca music. The party keeps on going with vendors selling mouth watering Caribbean dishes and tropical drinks. FREE to attend. More info

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VOODOOFEST in the French Quarter October 31st

VOODOOFEST is a FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo religion's many important contributions to New Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public about this widely misunderstood religion & to preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual & Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.

French Quarter Phantoms Ghost and Vampire Tours

Disease, disaster, sinister spirits, and murder most foul: French Quarter Phantoms’ New Orleans Ghost tour and Vampire Tour combo is spooky fun! The Ghost and Vampire walking tours are guided by Master Storytellers who are fully licensed by the City of New Orleans. It’s the French Quarter you want to know, as only French Quarter Phantoms can show it to you! Tours begin at 6 pm and 8 pm Nightly. More info

The Nightmare of History Halloween-Themed Tours

Now thru October 30, THNOC is hosting special Halloween-themed tours. From the unwholesome subject of executions in French Louisiana to the gritty logistics of cemetery relocation, the tour is a toast to the authentically spooky! Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. Tours are not intended for children under 13 years old. More info

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