Canal Street Lighting Ceremony
5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday
Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal St., (504) 962-0500;
The city puts Canal Street in the holiday spirit with one million lights. During the lighting ceremony, the Downtown Development District and Astor Crowne Plaza host Santa Claus. With the donation of an unwrapped gift to be distributed by local charities, kids can decorate holiday cookies and enjoy hot cocoa and apple cider.
Bubbly on Baronne
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday
Martin Wine Cellar, 3827 Baronne St., (504) 899-7411
The Champagne tasting features 20 bottlings and food from Martin Wine Cellar's catering menu. Tickets $60.
Teddy Bear Tea
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday
Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, (504) 648-1200
The holiday celebration features Mrs. Claus reading stories and holiday characters visiting with children. The menu includes pastries, holiday dishes, tea and one glass of Champagne for adults. Children receive a Roosevelt teddy bear. Additional Teddy Bear Teas are scheduled in December. Tickets $65, $45 children ages 3-10, free for children 2 and under.