The Crescent City Classic will hold their holiday run/walk in beautiful Lafreniere Park on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
The 2-mile course takes you through Lafreniere Park during their annual Christmas in the Park Lights Display, which is decorated with over 10 million LED lights! These 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. This is an untimed race for all ages to enjoy.
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!
Lafreniere Park Lights Display Video
Now through 12/2/23: $30
12/3/23 – 12/9/23: $35
Children age 3-10 automatically receive a $5 discount
Children age 2 and under are free! They can participate in the event and attend Christmas in Lafreniere Park Lights Display without registering. Those age 2 and under do not receive a shirt or race bib.
All participants will receive:
- Christmas in Lafreniere Park Race Bib (untimed)
- 2023 T-shirt (children's sizes available)
- Free entry into Christmas in the Park Driving Tour
- Free EARLY entry into the Christmas in the Park Pavilion Island Walking Light Display
(Entry before the general public)
SEE THE T-SHIRT HERE!
Invite your friends and family to join you and SAVE $
Teams of 10 or more participants will receive a $5 discount off of their registration fee. The initial member of the group will be able to create the team and team name. As other members of the group register, they will join the team by selecting the team name from the drop-down menu.
· The first 9 team members will pay the regular registration price.
When the 10th person joins the team, he/she and all others who join the team will receive a $5 discount.
· As soon as the 10th registration is complete, the first 9 team members who are already registered will receive a $5 refund to their original form of payment.
*Children age 3-10 who received the $5 kids discount will not qualify to receive the team discount. Only one discount per registrant!
EARLY PACKET PICK-UP OPTIONS:
· Wednesday 12/6/23. Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Raising Cane's located at the corner of Lake Villa and Veterans Memorial Blvd (4036 Vets Blvd)
· Thursday 12/7/23. Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. CCC Office Bldg located at 320 Metairie Hammond Hwy., Metairie 70005 (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. THIS IS A DRIVE-THRU packet pick-up. DO NOT PARK OR EXIT YOUR VEHICLE. Your shirt and race bib will be handed to you through the passenger side window.
RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP OPTION:
Saturday 12/9/23, beginning at 2:30pm near the Al Copeland Concert Stage in Lafreniere Park.
The Toys for Tots Program is accepting monetary and toy donations. There are two ways to give:
Your support helps millions of less fortunate children share in the magic of the holidays. Your donation goes directly to the Toys for Tots mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children.
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: Vehicles must enter the Park from Veterans Memorial Blvd. Park will be closed to the public at 3:00PM. Participant/Parking Pass or race bib needed to enter the park.
3:45 PM: Park entrance gates locked.
4:00PM: 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. Enter at the West Napoleon gates with your race bib for free admission. Place your race bib on dashboard of car. Attendance is on 12/9/23 ONLY.