The Crescent City Classic is unable to have our traditional 2-mile run in New Orleans City Park this year. City Park is restricting the 2021 Celebration in the Oaks Lights Display to driving tours only. Due to COVID protocols, there will be no City Park walking tours which we usually offer as part of your registration. Also, the driving tours affect our ability to close streets in City Park for the race and post-race event. 

THE GOOD NEWS IS ... We are moving this festive event to Lafreniere Park again this year. Lafreniere Park will provide a great experience for the Run/Walk and includes both the Christmas in Lafreniere Park Walking and Driving tours as part of your registration! 

Christmas in Lafreniere Park Run/Walk

HOORAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! The Crescent City Classic will hold their holiday run/walk in beautiful Lafreniere Park on Saturday, December 11, 2021 (start time is 3pm). The 2-mile course takes you through Lafreniere Park during their annual Christmas in the Park Lights Display.  The park is decorated with over 10 million LED lights. 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!

 The Christmas in Lafreniere Park Run/Walk is especially popular among families. 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! 

Lafreniere Park Lights Display Video
Kids under 3 yrs old FREE! Kids 3-10 yrs old $5 off!

General Registration

3:00PM CST - 5:30PM CST

Registration Details

All participants will receive:

- Commemorative Christmas in Lafreniere Park Bib 
- Long Sleeve Glow-in-the-Dark T-shirt (children's sizes available)
- Free entry into Christmas in the Park Driving Tour (Entry on 12/11 only) 
- Free entry into the Christmas in the Park Pavilion Island Walking Light Display (Entry before the general public) 

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.

Packet Pick-Up Info

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 12/9/21 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.

Our office building is located in Bucktown near R&O's Restaurant and has a waterfall and bead dog in the front. 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 12/11/21, beginning at 2:00 pm at 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:

  1. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate for a child in need - look for the Toys for Tots table near registration to drop off your toy.
  2. You can make a monetary donation during registration. 


Your support helps millions of less fortunate children share in the magic of the holidays. Over 97% of your donation goes directly to the Toys for Tots mission of providing toys, books, and other gifts to less fortunate children.



The Crescent City Classic is following the Covid-19 safety guidelines as outlined by Jefferson Parish at this time.

•The Christmas in Lafreniere Park, in its entirety, will take place outdoors in Lafreniere Park. This will provide a large space for sufficient social distancing.

•Because the entire event takes place outdoors, masks are optional/NOT required.

•Proof of vaccination and negative Covid-19 tests are NOT required. Please stay home if you have been exposed to Covid-19 or have any symptoms.

•Traditional water stations will be provided to participants. If you do not feel comfortable to partake, please bring enough water to keep yourself safely hydrated during the event.

•Hand sanitizer stations will be available at the restroom area and other areas throughout the venue.

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