Marquee: December

Our top picks for this month's events

Mandatory Merriment

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.

Information, NewOrleansCityPark.com.

NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 15

Scrooge in Rouge, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts.

Information, RivertownTheaters.com.

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 30

Christmas at Lafreniere Park, Lafreniere Park.

Information, LafrenierePark.org.

DECEMBER 4-DECEMBER 29

Mandatory Merriment, Southern Rep.

Information, SouthernRep.com.

DECEMBER 6, 13 & 20

Movies on the Mississippi, Spanish Plaza.

Information, DowntownNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 6-DECEMBER 23

A Christmas Carol, Le Petit Theatre.

Information, LePetitTheatre.com.

DECEMBER 6- DECEMBER 15

Annie, Jefferson Performing Arts Center.

Information, jpas.org.

DECEMBER 7, 14 & 21

Teddy Bear Tea, Stage Door Canteen.

Information, NationalWW2Museum.org.

DECEMBER 7

New Orleans Running of the Santas, Mannings & Apres.

Information, RunningOfTheSantas.com.

DECEMBER 7

Krewe of Jingle, Downtown New Orleans.

Information, DowntownNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 8

Kidz Bop World Tour 2019, Saenger Theater.

Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 10

Disney Jr. Holiday Party, Saenger Theater.

Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 10

Hanson – Wintry Mix, The Fillmore.

Information, FillmoreNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 11

Criss Angel: RAW, Saenger Theater.

Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 12-DECEMBER 15

Luna Fete, Lafayette Square.

Information, LunaFete.org.

DECEMBER 13-DECEMBER 15

Festival of the Bonfires, Lutcher Park.

Information, FestivalOfTheBonfires.org.

DECEMBER 13-DECEMBER 15

Lauren Daigle: The Behold Christmas Tour, Saenger Theater.

Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 14-DECEMBER 22

The New Orleans Ballet Theatre – The Nutcracker, Orpheum Theater.

Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 17

Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Thank Me Tour, The Fillmore.

Information, FillmoreNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 17-DECEMBER 22

A Christmas Story: The Musical, Saenger Theater.

Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 19

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra – Baroque Christmas, Orpheum Theater.

Information, OrpheumNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 20

Greta Van Fleet, UNO Lakefront Arena.

Information, arena.uno.edu.

DECEMBER 21-22

The Nutcracker, Jefferson Performing Arts Center.

Information, jpas.org.

DECEMBER 21

R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Information, NewOrleansBowl.org.

DECEMBER 22

Caroling in Jackson Square, Jackson Square.

Information, ExperienceNewOrleans.com.

DECEMBER 27

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Saenger Theater.

Information, SaengerNOLA.com.

DECEMBER 30

Comedy Laugh Fest, Smoothie King Center.

Information, SmoothieKingCenter.com.

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