Our top picks for this month's events
Southern Rep hosts this irreverent holiday comedy musical from Dec. 4-29. Due to unforeseen circumstances, six strangers end up stranded at a French Quarter tavern and are forced to find new ways to celebrate Christmas. Information, SouthernRep.com.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
The award-winning TV comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming to the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Dec. 7 for a live show featuring Joel Hodgson, the show’s original host. Watch Hodgson and friends riff the 1986 Jean Claude Van Damme film “No Retreat, No Surrender” in person. Information, MahaliaJacksonTheater.com.
NOLA Christmas Fest
One of the Crescent City’s newest holiday traditions is back for another year of family fun. NOLA Christmas Fest will be at the New Orleans Convention Center from Dec. 20-31. As always, there will be a real indoor ice rink, ice slides, a carousel, carnival rides, gingerbread houses and much more. Information, NOLAChristmasFest.com.
Cher: Here We Go Again Tour
The legendary pop star Cher is embarking on her first American tour in over five years. She will appear at the Smoothie King Center on Dec. 13, featuring special guests Nile Rodgers & CHIC. She will play her greatest hits, plus ABBA covers from her latest album, “Dancing Queen.” Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.
NOVEMBER 29-JANUARY 1
Celebration in the Oaks, City Park.
NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 15
Scrooge in Rouge, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts.
NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 30
Christmas at Lafreniere Park, Lafreniere Park.
DECEMBER 4-DECEMBER 29
Mandatory Merriment, Southern Rep.
DECEMBER 6, 13 & 20
Movies on the Mississippi, Spanish Plaza.
DECEMBER 6-DECEMBER 23
A Christmas Carol, Le Petit Theatre.
DECEMBER 6- DECEMBER 15
Annie, Jefferson Performing Arts Center.
DECEMBER 7, 14 & 21
Teddy Bear Tea, Stage Door Canteen.
New Orleans Running of the Santas, Mannings & Apres.
Krewe of Jingle, Downtown New Orleans.
Kidz Bop World Tour 2019, Saenger Theater.
Disney Jr. Holiday Party, Saenger Theater.
Hanson – Wintry Mix, The Fillmore.
Criss Angel: RAW, Saenger Theater.
DECEMBER 12-DECEMBER 15
Luna Fete, Lafayette Square.
DECEMBER 13-DECEMBER 15
Festival of the Bonfires, Lutcher Park.
DECEMBER 13-DECEMBER 15
Lauren Daigle: The Behold Christmas Tour, Saenger Theater.
DECEMBER 14-DECEMBER 22
The New Orleans Ballet Theatre – The Nutcracker, Orpheum Theater.
Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Thank Me Tour, The Fillmore.
DECEMBER 17-DECEMBER 22
A Christmas Story: The Musical, Saenger Theater.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra – Baroque Christmas, Orpheum Theater.
Greta Van Fleet, UNO Lakefront Arena.
The Nutcracker, Jefferson Performing Arts Center.
R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Caroling in Jackson Square, Jackson Square.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Saenger Theater.
Comedy Laugh Fest, Smoothie King Center.