NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Plan Your NOLA Weekend
Friday, Nov. 25
Breathtaking light displays adorn New Orleans City Park for the 30th annual Celebration in the Oaks.
The Botanical Gardens, Storyland and Carousel Gardens come alive with festive holiday lights.
Three new displays have been added this year, a 16-foot lighthouse, a large fire-breathing dragon and the star of the show this year is just that, a 10-foot, 12-pointed, turning star.
The attraction opens at 6 p.m.
Music takes center stage at this showdown between Grambling University's "Marching Tigers" and Southern University's "Human Jukebox."
The two schools square off inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday starting at 6 p.m.
Enter Ye Olde Royal Village of Albright where you travel back to the 16th Century at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond.
This adventure is full of entertainment, rides, educational demonstrations, shopping and food.
The festival takes place weekends from now through Dec. 11.
Visit the website for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Grambling and Southern fans, get ready for the big showdown.
The Bayou Classic brings the Southern University Jaguars and the Grambling State University Tigers onto the Superdome field once again for the historic clash. Kick-off at 4 p.m.
This popular holiday story comes to life at the Saenger Theater.
It's a family-friendly production that will have you singing some of your favorite songs like "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch."
There are 10 shows to choose from including matinees on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The show closes on Sunday.
Eat, drink and shop for holiday gifts while supporting your local businesses this Saturday at Nola Brewery.
Twenty-five small businesses will have their goods on display while NOLA Brewery serves up its regular and seasonal beers.
Sunday, Nov. 27
A Saints home game adds to the festivities in a jam-packed Thanksgiving weekend.
The black and gold squares off against the Los Angeles Rams.
Kickoff is at noon.
Champions Square provides one of the city's best pregame parties.
Entry to Club XLIV is free and open to the public on Saints game days, giving fans another option for air conditioning and refreshments.
There will also be plenty of tailgating around the Superdome.