20 Things To Do in NoLa This Month



Greetings, New Orleans! Even though this month is full of holiday frenzy, we’ve found the best events you can’t miss in between all your holiday prep. So get your calendars out and get to planning because December is gonna be a fun one. 

Monday, December 2

Britney Spears B-Day Bash

Taking Back Monday is giving us all things Britney at Lost Love Lounge in honor of the queen of pop’s birthday. (Lost Love Lounge // 10 p.m.)

Friday, December 4

Flamingle Fridays

Dip out of work early (we won’t tell) for a happy hour starting at 4 p.m. $3 bottled beers, $4 wines, $5 frose and specialty cocktails await you, as does live music from DJ Webbie. (Flamingo-a-Go-Go // 4 p.m. // Free to attend)

Thursday, December 5

Cheese & Whiskey Around the World

You’re probably familiar with wine and cheese pairings, but did you know that wine and whiskey pair beautifully together, too? Author and cheese expert Liz Thorpe leads you on a worldwide journey of wine and whiskey so that you can impress your friends with your knowledge while standing next to a charcuterie board sipping a whiskey cocktail this holiday season. (NOCHI // 6-8 p.m. // $80)

Holiday Wine & Cocktail Party Tasting

Not sure what wine to serve at your Christmas feast or bring to a holiday party? Come try over 40 varieties and some cocktails and you’ll be sure to find the perfect varietal to tag along to all your gatherings. (Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar // 6-8 p.m. // $45)

Saturday, December 7

City Park Challenge Course: General Public Day

LOOP NOLA is opening to the public and inviting you to partake in their high ropes challenges to build confidence, skill and strength either on your own or with a group. (LOOP NOLA // Session 1: 10:00am – 12:30pm + Session 2: 1:00pm – 3:30pm // $28)

Running of the Santas

The Warehouse District is hosting the ultimate boozy holiday bash. Doors open at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Santas will stumble from the North Pole to the South Pole, followed by a costume contest at 8 p.m. Grab a VIP ticket for access to open bars! Proceeds from the event benefit the That Others May Live Foundation. (Generations Hall and The Metropolitan // 3 p.m. // $20+)

SEC Championship

Watch the SEC Championship with your squad– come early as jams start at noon and you’ll want to get a good seat. Even if you don’t care who wins and just hope both teams have fun, you’ll have fun, too. (Wrong Iron on the Greenway // 12 p.m. // FREE to attend)

Straight Up With Stassi Live

Everyone’s favorite former “Queen Bee” and Vanderpump Rules cast member makes her way to NoLa for a live version of her hilariously honest “Straight Up with Stassi” podcast. (The Fillmore New Orleans // 7 p.m. // $32.50+)

Thursday, December 12

Star Wars Trivia Night 

Super hype for the new installment of the Star Wars saga? Come test your knowledge amongst other superfans. May the Force be with you. (Flamingo-a-Go-Go // 8-10 p.m. // FREE to attend)

Holiday Makers’ Market on Magazine

Tired of generic gifts or mall shopping? Peruse gifts from local vendors and check off everyone on your list with a unique and thoughtful gift, all while supporting local makers. (Home Malone // 5-8:30 p.m. // FREE to attend)

Saturday, December 14

Meowmasté: Yoga with Kittens

Cute, fluffy kittens running amok while you flow through a yoga practice? What could possibly be more relaxing? Maybe just knowing that the kittens are adoptable. If you’re feeling particularly drawn to a new furry friend, you might just be able to give them a forever home. (The Louisiana SPCA // 9 a.m. // @20)

Tuesday, December 17

Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Thank Me Tour

The legendary Snoop Dogg rolls through town for the best way to spend your Tuesday. Named after his viral video in which he thanks himself for getting him to where he is today, it’s sure to be an inspirational time in addition to a fun one. (The Fillmore New Orleans // 7 p.m. // $59.75+)

Wednesday, December 18

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2019 Presented By Hallmark Channel

Join these holiday icons live in concert for the ultimate way to get into the Christmas spirit. (Smoothie King Center // 7:30 p.m. // $36.50+)

Friday, December 20

NOLA ChristmasFest 2019

This real-life winter wonderland features an indoor ice rink, ice slides and more to make you feel like you’re in the north pole– or at least somewhere chillier than the south. (900 Convention Center Blvd. // 11 a.m. // various ticket prices)

Saturday, December 21

Yoga In The Dome

Saints fans, this is your once in a lifetime chance to do yoga on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! In addition to access to this practice on the field, you’ll also get a ticket to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, an event t-shirt, a custom water bottle and fruit to snack on after your practice. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome // 10 a.m. // $10+)

Sunday, December 22

Soul Sister’s 13th Annual Holiday Crate Dig

DJ Soul Sister will be spinning from the Domino Sound’s collection as she recommends gifts for the music lovers in your life, or maybe to add to your own collection. You can also enjoy free refreshments and giveaways throughout the day. (Domino Sound Record Shack // 3-5 p.m. // FREE to attend)

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve Holiday Party

Looking for something new to do on Christmas Eve? Party on the Mississippi aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen for beautiful views of the Crescent City. A live jazz band will serenade you as you sip on cocktails and eat light bites along the river. (Paddlewheeler Creole Queen // 6 p.m. // various ticket packages available)

Tuesday, December 31

Love Tempo: A Classic New Year’s Eve Dance Party!

Pop music of all kinds and all eras will be played at this fun and funky dance party. Whether you love Prince, Lizzo or an icon in between, you’re sure to love this playlist that will fuel you to dance into the new year. (The Domino // 9 p.m. // FREE to attend)

The Revivalists

Indie rockers The Revivalists sold out their November 30th date, so don’t miss your chance to see them live alongside breakout blues act Durand Jones & the Indications. (The Fillmore New Orleans // 9 p.m. // $65+)

NYE Extravaganza featuring OOKAY at the Metropolitan New Orleans

Three rooms of music including a performance by OOKAY, a balloon drop at midnight, champagne toast and so much more. If you’re a live music lover, this is the soiree for you. (The Metropolitan // 9 p.m. // $25+)

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