Hooray for the Holidays!

This holiday run/walk is held in beautiful Lafreniere Park! This run/walk will give locals the chance to participate in one of the most festive holiday events in the country! This 2-mile course takes participants through Lafreniere and ends near the walking light display tour!

The race, which begins at 4:00pm, is especially popular among families. Many of those running and walking this event do so with strollers or children right by their side. Children 3 – 10 years old receive $5 off the cost of registration. Children under 3 years do not need to register to participate in the race or enter Christmas in Lafreniere Park Lights Display.

Lafreniere Park sparkles for the holidays with millions of twinkling lights and displays! Constructed with over 10 million LED lights, the exhibit features elaborate decorations and festive lighted displays. The park’s festive displays include traditional Christmas lighted figures, the 60 foot Sea Serpent in the lagoon, and many NOLA favorites! The event is filled with hot cocoa, a visit with Santa, a holiday costume contest, and much more! Run competitively or enjoy a leisurely walk through the park with friends and family. After the race, participants can enjoy free refreshments and complimentary entry into both the Christmas in the Park Lights Driving Tour AND the Walking Tour of the beautifully lighted Pavilion Island BEFORE the gates are open to the general public!

$30.00 until December 3rd

$35 December 3rd through race day

*Entry Fees are non-refundable.
*We offer a $5 discount for all Military members (Active, Reserve, Guard, Retirees, Veterans, Dependents, DOD employees are all eligible). Discount also available on race day.
*Children 3-10 will receive a $5 discount.

All registrants will receive a long sleeve glow-in-the-dark t-shirt (children’s sizes available), commemorative bib, and a complimentary entrance into the Christmas in Lafreniere Park both the walking and driving tour Lights Display.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP OPTION: Participants can pick-up their shirts and bibs at the Crescent City Classic office building located at 320 Metairie Hammond Hwy on Thursday 12/8/22 from 5:30-7:30 pm. A friend can pick up your packet for you. We will be able to look up your shirt size, etc. on our registration app. DIRECTIONS FOR DRIVE-THRU PACKET PICK-UP: Our office building is located in Bucktown near R&O’s Restaurant. Enter the first-floor parking garage of the building located on Seminole Ave. and drive through the garage/around the horseshoe. RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP OPTION: Participants can pick up their shirts and bibs on race day, Saturday 12/10/22, beginning at 2:30pm at the Al Copeland Concert Stage in Lafreniere Park.

2:30 PM: Festivities begin including photos with Santa, Kids Fun Zone with inflatables and face painting, and refreshments – Gumbo, Hot Chocolate, beer, and MORE!. Packet Pick-up and Registration opens.


3:00 PM: All vehicles must enter Lafreniere Park from Veterans Memorial Blvd. The Park will be closed to the public at 3:00PM… either a Participant/Parking Pass or your race bib MUST be on your dashboard in order to enter the park.


3:45 PM: Everyone must enter the park before 3:45PM as entrance gates will be locked at this time.


4:00 pm The Christmas in Lafreniere Park Run/Walk begins!


5:00 PM: Lafreniere Park Driving and Walking Lights Display opens for race participants only.


5:30 PM: General public allowed to enter the Lafreniere Park Lights Display. If you wish to enter the driving tour later in the evening, you can enter at the West Napoleon gates with your race bib for free admission. Please place your race bib on the dashboard of your car. Attendance is on 12/10/22 ONLY.

This 2-mile course takes participants through Lafreniere and ends near the walking light display tour!

There is parking inside Lafreniere Park.

Enjoy Community Coffee Hot Chocoloate, FREE pictures with Santa, and inflatables and face painting. Costumes are encouraged!

Participants will be able to enjoy the walking light tour in Lafreniere Park after the race. Food trucks will be on-site for snack purchases. More details coming soon!