It's the most wonderful time of the year, New Orleans! We're getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, and there's still so many of us that have to shop for.
The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk has over 65 retailers just for you and your family to get everything you want and need. Need holiday outfits? The outlet has all the styles you can choose from. Need to get the kids the gadgets and toys they've been asking for? Look no further—visit the outlet to get those gifts, and the kids are sure to have a smile on their faces. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is enhancing everyone's holiday celebration with free events, promotions, and extended hours. There will also be movies on the river and lighting ceremonies. Just imagine the atmosphere!
The Holiday Season Shopping & Events kicks off November 26 through December 24, 2021, at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk on 500 Port of New Orleans. Entrances are at Julia Street and Convention Center Boulevard and Spanish Plaza. The Riverwalk's 65+ retailers will be offering special deals from major brands like Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21, Gap Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, and Johnson & Murphy. If you like luxurious things, check out Kate Spade and Coach. And don't forget the favorites Le Creuset, The Cosmetics Company Store, and Perfumania. Extended hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Starting December 3, guests of all ages are invited to partake in the annual Movies on the Mississippi and view holiday classics. No need to worry about snacks and beverages because those will be available for your consumption, but only while they last. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a free fleece blanket courtesy of the Downtown Development District. 'Tis the season to be early! You know you want that fleece blanket. Movies on the Mississippi will be located at Spanish Plaza, 2 Canal St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Polar Express will show on December 3; Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas on December 10; and Elf on December 17.
Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana, a non-profit affiliate of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement, will celebrate their Annual Grand Menorah Lighting at Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza. If this is a first for you, take a chance to enjoy one of the largest Jewish gatherings of the year in New Orleans. You and your family will be delighted to enjoy traditional Jewish music, a hot latke bar, kosher food, and crafts. Community members will light an 11-foot wooden Menorah, which was first built by Isak Borenstein, a Polish holocaust survivor who eventually moved to New Orleans, honoring the beginning of Chanukah. This event will be on November 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lighting begins at 5:30 p.m.
Here are the special holiday hours that will be in place at the Riverwalk:
November 25, 2021 to January 1, 2022
CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day
Black Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CLOSED on Christmas Day
New Year's Eve: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Year's Day: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Regular mall hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.