JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
November 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH PRESENTS 35TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Lighting Ceremony to take place on Dec. 3rd at Lafreniere Park
JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish’s 35th Annual CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK will be held nightly at Lafreniere Park beginning on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 and ending on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. Driving and walking tours through the exhibit will be available Sunday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Councilman Dominick F. Impastato, III and Jefferson Parish officials will kick off the 35th Annual CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 with an official lighting ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. near the concession stand in Lafreniere Park (3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie). Special performances will begin at 6:00 p.m.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary, two new displays will be unveiled at the lighting ceremony. Christmas in the Park is constructed with over 10 million LED lights along with elaborate decorations, artificial snow and festive lighted displays. Themes include Star Wars, Marvel & D.C. Comics, Minions, Disney Princesses, a pirate ship, and so much more. At Santa’s Express Mail Center, children are able to view Santa’s elves building toys for all the good little girls and boys. Attendees can also enjoy an interactive walking tour set to random scenes from Star Wars, Peanuts, and other favorite classics. There will be special appearances from Santa, Rudolph, Frosty and the Grinch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Admission is $10 dollars per vehicle. Credit and debit cards only. No cash will be taken at the gate. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at https://lafrenierepark.org. Additionally, Plum Street Snoballs and local food trucks will be selling concessions nightly.
All vehicles must enter from West Napoleon Avenue and exit at Downs Boulevard. Upon entering the park, traffic will flow counter-clockwise around the park. The Downs Boulevard Park entrance will close daily at 5:00 p.m. The West Napoleon Avenue gate will close at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Lafreniere Park will be closed on Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25, 2021) and will reopen on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO