New holiday parade set to roll in New Orleans East on Dec. 15

This holiday season, locals will get another chance to say, “Throw me something, Santa!” A new holiday parade, the Tricentennial Jingle on the Boulevard Parade, is set to roll in New Orleans East on Dec. 15.

New Orleans city council member Cyndi Nguyen posted the news via her Facebook page. Nguyen is the council member for District E.

“We need your help! I am excited to play a role to bring family fun activity to our district,” Nguyen said in the post.

The inaugural parade will celebrate “the holiday season throughout New Orleans East as it highlights the local retailers,┬árestaurants and shops along its trail,” according to the city’s tourism website New Orleans & Company. The site also offers details about the parade route. The parade rolls down Crowder Boulevard to Haynes Boulevard, making its way to Read Boulevard, before ending at Lake Forest Plaza.

The parade was “founded to improve the quality of life for local residents and ensure a steady flow of tourism into both District “E” and the entire City of New Orleans as part of the city’s Tricentennial celebration,” according to a release from the New Orleans City Council.

Nguyen also calls for parade participants. Interested parties can contact Kelly Derbigny at 504-658-1050.

More details will be forthcoming following a press conference about the new event on Thursday, Nov. 8.