Last chance to catch spectacle at Gallier Hall tonight

Also, bonfires, zoo lights and park celebrations

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December 15, 2019 - 9:50 am
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You have one more chance to take part in a spectacular holiday event in New Orleans.

Gallier Hall is center stage, as the striking Luna Fete display will be presented tonight (Sunday) from 6 to 10 p.m.

"We do projection mapping on Gallier Hall which, basically uses light to turn the facade into swamps. And, this year, we're featuring a circus. So, we'll have a whole circus experience," says Lindsay Glatz, Creative Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans.

She says there'll be two different projection showings tonight.

"They start at the top of every hour. Now, it's important to know that the shows on Gallier Hall rotate. So, at 6 o'clock you'll see a series of three shows, and the shows at 7 o'clock are different. So, you really should stay for at least an hour-and-a-half in Lafayette Square to see all of the projections."

And Luna Fete takes in a lot more ground beyond Gallier Hall.

"We have free art installations from Gallier Hall all the way down to Fulton Street. So, if you see a gas lamp that you can get inside and interact with and change the colors, then you've gotten to the end," Glatz says.

"Many of our installations this year require the audience to activate the magic. We love to create interactive pieces that really allow people to become artists in themselves and play. And it's a great experience."

And, there are also projections on the Piazza d'italia that will change every night.

So, if you've aleady seen a Piazza D'italia display this weekend, you'll have a completely different experience tonight.

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https://www.lunafete.org/

Other weekend events in the area:

Festival of the Bonfires
December 13 - 15
St. James Parish
A Louisiana Christmas Eve tradition along the river. Bonfires on the Levee. The bonfires are up and down the river, but the highest concentration is in St. James Parish, in and around Gramercy, Lutcher, and Paulina. Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. Each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting!
http://festivalofthebonfires.org/weekend-schedule/

Zoo Lights
December 12-15, 19-23, 26-30
Celebrate the holiday season with Audubon Zoo's Light Showcase! On select nights through Dec. 30, enjoy a dazzling and festive lighting display featuring life-size replicas of zoo animals. This family-friendly holiday event is great for younger children and groups.  6 to 9 p.m.
https://www.neworleans.com/event/audubon-zoo-lights/8308/

Christmas in the Park
Through Sunday, December 30, 2019
Lafreniere Park sparkles for the holidays with millions of twinkling lights and displays! Driving and walking tours through the exhibit are available. The annual Snow Day begins at 9:30am on Saturday, December 14. One hundred thousand (100,000) pounds of artificial snow will be located between the Carousel and shelters 7 and 8.
https://www.visitjeffersonparish.com/events/holiday-events/christmas-park/

Celebration in the Oaks
Through January 1, 2020
Closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
Open Christmas Night, 6 to 9 p.m.
Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is the most spectacular holiday lights festival in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the Park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in over a million twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.
https://neworleanscitypark.com/celebration-in-the-oaks

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