Calendar of Events

December 3

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Live music, strolling and performing throughout Old Algiers

4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Algiers Holiday Bonfire & Concert, at the levee next to the Algiers ferry terminal.

December 4

Bountyful Market, 149 Delaronde St., with produce, food products, crafts and - this day only – fresh wreaths for sale. Proceeds benefit the Cita Hubbell Library, an original Carnegie Library at 725 Pelican Ave.

December 10

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Live music, strolling and performing throughout Old Algiers

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Market, Location TBD

11 a.m.

The Legacy Project Remembrance Ceremony, commemorating the lynching of Willian Fisher in 1893 in Algiers Point, McDonogh Memorial Park, Verret @ Alix Streets. Sponsored by the Legacy Project and Old Algiers Main Street Corporation.

December 17

12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Live music with Kenneth Hagan’s Brass Band, strolling throughout Old Algiers

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa is Coming, for photos and tiny trinkets at Delcazal Park and along the commercial areas

December 24

12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Caroling with Josh Kegler



Before Going to the Mall, Think About Going Small!

With the Thanksgiving china back in storage and the outdoor lights going up. it’s time to start the holiday shopping and wrapping sprint! But, think about how you spend your dollars. Chain stores and online outlets are fine for somethings, but if you want a special gift, you need to look into the local shops first.

This year’s Home Grown Holidays is being presented by New Orleans Business Alliance and MasterCard in five areas of New Orleans, including Old Algiers. The purpose is to create opportunities for small businesses to thrive. From this weekend through the end of December, merchants will be offering a chance to win gift cards from $50 to $200. The more you enter, the better your chance to win!

In Old Algiers, visitors can enjoy restaurants, cafes and bars with some special entertainment each Saturday, December 3 through December 24. A Holiday Arts Market is planned for Dec. 10. Santa will visit on Dec. 17, and the finale will be a choir and sing-along caroling.

And register any day for cash prizes at these local businesses:

• Beatrix Bell Jewelry and Gifts

Congregation Coffee

• Rosetree Glass Studio and Gallery

• Tavolino Pizza

Access to Old Algiers is easy from anywhere. Those nearby can walk, drive or ride a bike, and from the East Bank, the ferry runs from Canal Street every 30 minutes, with a fabulous view along the way.


To find out more, email

A full list of citywide Home Grown Holidays participants is available at



Post Office Box 740181

New Orleans, LA 70174-018