POSTED Fri. Dec 18, 2015

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Get Your Weekend on New Orleans: Dec 18-20
Written by CATE ROOT
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This weekend in New Orleans
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, almost everywhere you go. Between caroling, indoor ice skating and holiday concerts, the city offers every stripe of yuletide celebration.

This weekend
NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off a 10-day fete featuring indoor ice skating, inflatables, Carnival rides, decorated trees, costumed characters and more.

Miracle on Fulton Street welcomes headliners Cyril Neville (Friday) and Aaron Neville (Saturday) during their weekend of holiday concerts.

Friday
The final edition of 2015’s Friday Nights at NOMA features a discussion of the exhibition “Visions of US.”

Holiday Movies on the Mississippi screens “Elf,” the 2003 Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell.

MUTEMATH headlines 106.1 The Underground’s Elfin Christmas show at the Howlin’ Wolf.

Spider Stacy and the Lost Bayou Ramblers presents Poguetry at One Eyed Jacks.
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Saturday
Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State face off in the Superdome for the New Orleans Bowl.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat put on a show at Gasa Gasa.

Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers preside over a dance marathon at Siberia — yes, a literal dance marathon with a cash prize.

Sunday
Candle-lit revelers go a-Caroling in Jackson Square.

The Ten Tenors perform at the Orpheum.

Lagniappe
A few more opportunities for merry-making:

There are two “Nutcracker” productions to catch this weekend – New Orleans Ballet Theatre at the Orpheum, and Delta Festival Ballet at Tulane.

Preservation Hall presents the afternoon concert Creole Christmas on Sunday.

Check out decorated French Quarter homes at the annual Patio Planters Holiday Home Tour.

Calvin Johnson performs Christmas songs at the Winter Wonder Jam at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Image courtesy of NOLA Christmas Fest.

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