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Four things to do this weekend in NOLA (January 6-8, 2017)

From carnival seasons to home show, New Orleans has it all.

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January 6 marks the official start of carnival season. Even if you’re not into carnival season, there is still several things to do in New Orleans.

From catching a parade in the French Quarter, to celebrating the Bicentennial commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans, here is a list the top four things to do this weekend, January 6-8.

Warning: It's expected to be cold this weekend.

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1. 29th annual Pontchartrain Home Show

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4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065
This weekend the Pontchartrain Homes show will celebrate its 29th anniversary. This two day event, spanning from January 6 to January 8, will feature exhibitions on the latest in kitchen, bathroom and interior trends. Tickets are $8.00 and children under 12 get in for free. 
 The schedule for the 29th annual Potchartrain Home Show:
Friday, January 6: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday, January 7: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
via The Pontchartrain Home Show Facebook Page

2. Bicentennial Battle of New Orleans

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Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W St Bernard Hwy
Chalmette, LA 70043
The while activities for the 202nd commemoration for the Battle of New Orleans anniversary officially starts Sunday, celebratory events have happened all week long. On Sunday, the annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Monument. The battlefield opens at 8:30 a.m. The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Admission to the battlefield and visitor center is free.
Chalmette Battlefield. Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr

3. The Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc

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600 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Krewe of Joan Arc will roll its 9th annual parade down Chartres Street. The parade is a celebration of Joan Arc’s birthday and Twelfth Night. Arc liberated citzens from Orleans, France from a British Siege, according to its organizers.

The parade starts Saturday, January 7, at 7 p.m. The parade is kid friendly, too.

4. The Gallier House Presents - Decorations and Holiday Cooking

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1132 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
This weekend, the The Gallier Historic House will feature an exhibition on holiday decorations from different time periods.The museum exhibit will also touch on the holiday season and trace its development throughout the 19th century. This weekend is the last weekend to catch the exhibit. Tours of the exhibition are this Saturday at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Admission for adults is $15. Admission for children 8 and under are $12.

A photo posted by ZZ (@_zaily_) on

1. 29th annual Pontchartrain Home Show

4545 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065
via The Pontchartrain Home Show Facebook Page
This weekend the Pontchartrain Homes show will celebrate its 29th anniversary. This two day event, spanning from January 6 to January 8, will feature exhibitions on the latest in kitchen, bathroom and interior trends. Tickets are $8.00 and children under 12 get in for free. 
 The schedule for the 29th annual Potchartrain Home Show:
Friday, January 6: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday, January 7: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, January 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065

2. Bicentennial Battle of New Orleans

Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W St Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043
Chalmette Battlefield. Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr
The while activities for the 202nd commemoration for the Battle of New Orleans anniversary officially starts Sunday, celebratory events have happened all week long. On Sunday, the annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the Battle of New Orleans at Chalmette Monument. The battlefield opens at 8:30 a.m. The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Admission to the battlefield and visitor center is free.
Chalmette Battlefield, 8606 W St Bernard Hwy
Chalmette, LA 70043

3. The Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc

600 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Krewe of Joan Arc will roll its 9th annual parade down Chartres Street. The parade is a celebration of Joan Arc’s birthday and Twelfth Night. Arc liberated citzens from Orleans, France from a British Siege, according to its organizers.

The parade starts Saturday, January 7, at 7 p.m. The parade is kid friendly, too.

600 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130

4. The Gallier House Presents - Decorations and Holiday Cooking

1132 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
This weekend, the The Gallier Historic House will feature an exhibition on holiday decorations from different time periods.The museum exhibit will also touch on the holiday season and trace its development throughout the 19th century. This weekend is the last weekend to catch the exhibit. Tours of the exhibition are this Saturday at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Admission for adults is $15. Admission for children 8 and under are $12.

A photo posted by ZZ (@_zaily_) on

1132 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116