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Lights on the Lake Celebration & Boat Parade

December 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Pontchartrain Conservancy is hosting its 8th annual Lights on the Lake holiday celebration – a family-friendly, holiday event providing the best view of the annual West End Boat Parade. Due to incremental weather, the event was rescheduled to Saturday, December 18.

Dozens of local boat owners will decorate their vessels with wreaths, lights and holiday decorations and assemble at the New Canal Lighthouse before proceeding along Lakeshore Drive to Canal Boulevard and back, up and down the New Basin Canal, along Breakwater Drive and through the harbor. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the elves with light displays will lead the parade.

Complimentary parking is available at the Robert Shopping Center parking lot at 135 Robert E Lee Blvd behind Walgreens; Lakefront and West End Blvd. Shuttle service will be provided free of charge.

Lights on the Lake will feature free photos with Papa Noel and hands-on art activities for the kids. Enjoy local food trucks – Tasty Treat and Creole BBQ will be serving up treats on site. Hot chocolate and “Santa’s Holiday Cocoa” as well as prosecco, beer, seltzers, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.

This year’s entertainment lineup Shades of Praise and Crescent City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adaline’s International, who will perform at the lighthouse. In addition, holiday stiltwalkers will greet guests upon arrival. Admission for all is $5 (free for children 5 and under) and tickets to the event will only be sold at the door. No pets are allowed.


December 18, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pontchartrain Conservancy
(504) 836-2215


The New Canal Lighthouse
8001 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, 70124
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