â€˜Tis the season to spread holiday cheer! And there is no better way than celebrating at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk! On Friday, December 5th and Friday, December 12th, join the Riverwalk and the Downtown Development District as they co-present two nights of FREE outdoor screenings of holiday movie favorites, The Polar Express and Elf, at the annual Holiday Movies on the Mississippi event.
The premier holiday events will be hosted on the scenic bank of the Mississippi River at Spanish Plaza, the outdoor event venue adjacent to The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk next to the Canal St. Ferry Terminal. A scenic picture as the Creole Queen or Steamboat Natchez chug along the river as the backdrop to the holiday movie while your family enjoys a beautiful evening outdoors.
The movies will be shown on a 26-foot inflatable movie screen at 6:30 p.m. both Friday, December 5th and Friday, December 12th. An exciting item to note: the events are FREE and open to the public! All ages are welcome.
While relaxing alongside the bank of the river with family, friends and neighbors, guests will enjoy COMPLIMENTARY popcorn courtesy of Popcorn Bistro! Families can also purchase from local food truck vendor The Cluck Truck and indulge in sweet treats from Nola Foods. The first 50 families in attendance each Friday will receive a free fleece blanket, courtesy of the Downtown Development District, and guests are encouraged to bring their own lounge chairs and seating.
The annual Holiday Movies on the Mississippi series is a part of the Downtown Development Districtâ€™s Canal Street: Home for the Holidays promotion that supports Canal Street retailers during the holiday season and encourages family-friendly activity along the Canal Street corridor.
What :: The Polar Express, Friday, December 5th, at 6:30 p.m. OR Elf, Friday, December 12th, at 6:30 p.m.
Where :: Spanish Plaza, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Pl.
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