Welcome to the Official site of the 10th Annual Krewe of Kringle, New Orleans' only private Christmas Parade!
Every year we get together to celebrate the Holidays by spreading cheer and goodwill to unsuspecting tourists and locals. Now over a thousand strong, we welcome all good (and naughty) boys and girls to celebrate our beautiful city by marching through the French Quarter with sleighs and reindeer, marching bands and Abominable Snowmen, Nutcrackers and, of course, hundreds and hundreds of Santa's.
Pre-party for all registered Kringlers and parade-day registration starts at 6-8pm @ Howling Wolf. Parade starts at Howling Wolf @ 8pm!
$25.00 (Early Registration up to Nov. 30th)
$35.00 (Registration After Nov. 30th)
• Includes admission to 3 major stops with 7 bars!!!
• Entertainment & Outstanding Drink Specials!
• Charitable donation to the Foundation
Proceeds from Krewe of Kringle 2012 will benefit the families of the injured and slain St. John Police Officers
Any type of Christmas, Hanukkah or Holiday themed costume of your choice is welcome. In fact, we welcome all Yukon Cornelius, Misfit Toys, Saints Santas, and of course, sexy Santas. Price of participation includes Abita beer at every stop, as well as drink and shot specials. A portion of all proceeds goes to local charities of our choice, including Liberation Through Education.
Registration starts at 6pm at the Howling Wolf. There will be 10 kegs, shots, and drink specials there until 8pm. The parade starts at 8pm.
Block party starts at 6pm, Parade starts at 8pm at Howling Wolf, then to Ernst Cafe, where we march straight down to the awe, surprise, and cheers of everyone to House of Blues for some stage performances. After a nice stop there, we parade back to Canal/Bourbon/South Peters and on to Pat O' Brien's, where we have another block party at Pat O's, The Boondock Saint, and Finnegan's. After that, the official party ends, but for hours on end naughty Santas can be found all over the city, either stuffing their faces at Camelia Grill, gambling at Harrah's, or slamming Flaming Dr. Peppers at The Goldmine.
• Must be 21 or older to participate
• Parade at own risk.