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Holiday events in New Orleans this week (Dec. 20-26, 2016)

Parties, performances and more


BingOh! Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; — This bingo night has a holiday sweater theme and features short bits by local comedians between games. Costumes encouraged. Admission $5. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Celebration in the Oaks. New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 488-2896 — The annual holiday festival features light displays in the park's botanical garden and amusement rides. Admission $8. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday-Monday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

Chinese Food & Doctor Who. The Avenue Pub, 1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; — The Doctor Who holiday special is screened, and food from the Midnight Noodle pop-up is available for purchase. 7 p.m. Sunday.

The Great Gatsby's 1984-1994 Christmas Party. Boomtown Casino, Boomers Saloon, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, (504) 366-7711; — 2RB Productions hosts a holiday party. There are giveaways and a "Santa's Nasty Elf" contest. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Miracle on Fulton Street. Fulton Street, at Poydras Street near Harrah's Hotel — Harrah's monthlong celebration features holiday sights and sounds including a daily "snow" fall and a gingerbread display. Santa visits Friday-Saturday at 6 p.m. Visit for details. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

NOLA ChristmasFest. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 582-3000 — The family-friendly, two-week indoor holiday event features ice skating, holiday characters, amusement rides, inflatables, arts and crafts and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Pay What You Can Day. Cafe Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; — Community members name their own price for a holiday-themed meal at the cafe. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Snofari Adventure. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629 — The six-day family event features a skating rink and holiday music. Free with zoo admission (varies). Ice skating requires a separate ticket. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

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