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Santa Claus returns for 13th annual Starry November Night

Santa Claus returns for 13th annual Starry November Night
Posted: Nov 12, 2017
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HAMMOND---Santa Claus is coming to town and bringing his carriage and some snow with him!

The Hammond Downtown Development District will host the 13th annual Starry November Night on Nov. 17. The signature community event will feature holiday themed festivities, a Wine and Cheese Walk throughout downtown businesses, and a holiday-filled kid zone.

Starry November Night will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

Downtown Hammond shops and restaurants will be open and alive with holiday spirit for this enchanting evening event as we begin the season of giving and sharing.

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The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. at La Carreta when the holiday music begins and Santa Claus rides in on a horse drawn carriage to welcome everyone to Downtown Hammond.

Adults can enjoy our signature Wine Walk with a new twist: CHEESE provided by The Rind! Downtown businesses will have wine and cheese tastings for you to enjoy. Anyone 21 years or older who would like to participate in the wine and cheese tasting can purchase a wristband and tasting glass for $20 at the DDD office, 2 West Thomas Street. Identification for verifying age will be required. The wristbands will go on sale at 5:30pm the night of the event.

Children are welcome to follow Santa to the Kid Zone, located on North Cypress Street, where there will be holiday fun for all ages! Snow will be in the streets for children to play. The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center will have free controlled admission, giving children the chance to play in the center, write letters to Santa, enjoy cookies and milk, and have their Christmas photo taken with Santa Claus.

Guests can take a ride through Downtown in a horse-drawn carriage for only $5 per ride. Loading and ticket sales take place on South Cate Street. Children 5 and under ride free, and all children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket sales will begin around 6:30pm.

Make sure you also take the opportunity to dine at some of the finest restaurants in the region and get your holiday shopping done early with incredible sales on unique gift items! The Farmers’ Market will be open with wonderful gifts and goodies for all. Information regarding the 13th annual Starry November Night in Downtown Hammond is available online at dddhammond.com.
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