Weekly Wins: Things to Do in New Orleans 12/4 – 12/10

Nola has a lot to offer this week from holiday shopping to whiskey tastings. Enjoy the winter season as only NoLa knows how with unique events such as Running of the Santas. 

Wednesday, December 4

Audubon Supper Club: Dine Under the Holiday Lights

The weather may be warm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cozy up with an alpaca. Take the zoo train to visit Audubon Zoo’s fuzziest friends and enjoy a private dinner amidst the zoo’s stunning light display. (Audubon Zoo // 5:30 – 9 p.m. // $125)

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)

Friday, December 6

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)

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: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. + Session 2: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. // $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 benefit the That Others May Live Foundation. (Generations Hall and The Metropolitan // 3 p.m. // $20+)

Sunday, December 8

Saints vs 49ers Watch Party

Do game day the right way with NOLA Brewing and McClure’s Barbecue. NOLA’s taproom and barrel room are being turned into the perfect game day spot with multiple TV’s, beer and specials featuring all you can eat fried chicken and pork and sides. (NOLA Brewing // 12 – 3 p.m. // Free to attend)     

Tuesday, December 10 

Sip + Shop

Add a bit of fun to your holiday shopping. Sip on some wine while checking out the new athleisure brand, Peach. After all, who doesn’t want cute and comfortable clothes perfect for in or out of the gym. (Lafitte Street Station Market // 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. // Free to attend)  

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