This year’s event features several exciting additions such as snow machines, a laser light display, an expanded kids’ arts & crafts area and other exciting features that will be announced soon. Returning features include carnival rides, a diverse selection of food trucks, a tram ride tour through the holiday displays and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the Kids Konnection Playground’s caboose.
A staple of the Northshore’s Christmas season returns to Mandeville for a 24th year as the Holiday of Lights, proudly presented by St. Tammany Health System | Ochsner & WDSU-TV, begins on December 1, 2, 8 and 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.! The annual event is free to the public.
The festive season kicks off December 1 with a ceremony to illuminate over 2,000 lights, followed by a parade at 6 p.m. on Koop Drive! Parish President Mike Cooper and the man in red himself, Santa Claus, will lead the parade alongside the Abita Springs Children’s Academie, Louisiana Ladies Dance Team, Be Hooper Be Happy hula hoopers, St. Tammany Parish Fire District 12 and adorable dogs from St. Tammany Parish’s Animal Services shelter! The parade concludes at the Kids Konnection Playground entrance.
Sing along and dance with 20 local schools and organizations each night as they perform holiday songs inside the pavilion behind the Kids Konnection Playground. If you cannot make a performance, each night’s yuletide carolers will be aired on St. Tammany Parish’s website alongside our government access channel STPG-TV (Charter Channel 710; U-verse Channel 99).
This year's Holiday of Lights features 8 mouthwatering food trucks offering everything from wraps, poboys, hot chocolate, beignets and so much more! We are excited to welcome PJ's Coffee, Creole Tomateaux, Dat Fiya Food Truck, The Good Stuffed Food Truck, Roux 437, Rustic Press, Where Y'At Sneauxballs and Yum Yum Gimme Sum!