Weekly Wins: Things to Do in New Orleans 12/18 – 12/24



A northern brewery brings a sweet seasonal brew to town just in time for all your celebrations, plus pizza and beer – the best combo – reigns at another celebration this week, plus the perfect outlet to get out all your weird holiday feels. 



Pizza & Pies

This exciting event will include live music, food made by renowned chefs, and lots of pies. Roulaison Distilling and Miel Brewing will offer cocktails and brews, but the event is also BYOB friendly. (Paradigm Gardens // 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. // $50) 

2nd Annual NOLA Trans March of Resilience

Show some support at the NOLA Trans March of Resilience! This event will honor those lost to hatred while advocating for a safer and more inclusive environment for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons. Everyone, regardless of gender identity or expression, is welcome. (St. Phillip and Claiborne // 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. // FREE)



2019 Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

Celebrate the creation of this red wine varietal with this event full of plenty of sips of Beaujolais and chef-curated bites. Funds support the New Orleans Chambers’ efforts to encourage trade between France and Louisiana, Mississippi and Southern Alabama. (Degas House // 6:30 p.m. // $80)



An Emo Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and impending winter holidays got you in your feels? Channel your energy into this all emo dance party. Just like the Emo Nights you know and love, but with a holiday twist. (Republic NOLA // 11 p.m. // $10+)



Jingle Bells & Beer

Is it Christmastime already, or do we just love an opportunity to party? Jingle Bells & Beer says their event is “where adults can ring in the good cheer!” Tickets include rides at the amusement park, an unlimited open domestic beer bar, craft beer samples, and lots of yummy food. (Celebration in the Oaks // 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. // $40)



Saints Watch Party

Monkey Hill Bar is hosting a watch party for fans to cheer our Saints to the Superbowl! The night will go down smooth with drink specials, giveaways, and game-day food classics. (Monkey Hill Bar // 12:00 p.m. // FREE+)



Bell’s Cherry Stout Release

Bell’s may be a Michigan-based brewery, but they’re bringing their seasonal sips to NoLa with the release of their winter varietal, a cherry stout perfect for sipping through the colder months. Get a taste of the new brew at this release party. (The Bulldog Uptown // 7 p.m. // FREE)



Riverwalk’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Watch a stunning 50-foot tall tree become illuminated as you stroll through Riverwalk and enjoy live music, free popcorn, beverage samples and plenty of holiday spirit. (Julia Street and Convention Center Boulevard // 5 p.m. // FREE)

What go-to event is on your calendar for this holiday week? Share your holiday fun with us by tagging #FrayLife #NOLAFray on social!

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