Hammond, LA- Santa Claus is coming to town and bringing the holiday cheer with him! The Hammond Downtown Development District will host the 15th annual Starry November Night on November 15th from 5:30-9:30pm. There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we’re inviting you to come home to Downtown Hammond this year!

Downtown Hammond will be alive with holiday spirit for this family friendly event as we begin the season of giving and sharing. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm in the heart of Downtown when Santa makes an appearance at the Main Stage! Follow him to the DDD office for $10 instant photos. Don’t forget your Christmas list! Buy your tickets to board one of the trains for a magical Downtown trip to view Christmas lights, holiday hot spots on North Cypress Street and beautiful merchant windows on East Thomas Street. Children can enjoy “kids only” rides including a mini Ferris wheel, an airplane themes carousel and mesmerizing spinning tops! They can also meet the SLU Men’s and Women’s basketball teams and get an autograph. Catch Elsa and Anna at the Frozen Sing-a-long before Benny Grunch and the Bunch take the Main Stage at 6:30pm to sing holiday hits like The 12 Yats of Christmas!

This year, adults can enjoy a fresh idea inspired by a classic holiday tune: Dashin’ Through Downtown! This self-guided restaurant, retail, and pub crawl calls for tacky sweaters, Santa hats, and maybe even elf ears! Simply check in at the DDD tent by the Main Stage to showcase your festive fashions and purchase your Dashin’ Through Downtown button and DDD beer voucher. From there, you can begin dashin’ at your leisure to enjoy restaurant, retail, and pub holiday specials, give-a-ways, and sales SPECIFIC to these participants and these participants only (no button, no deal)! No holiday attire? No problem! Visit the SLU Basketball tent to purchase a tacky sweater decked out in green and gold pride. By the end of your night, we know all that dashin’ will leave you thirsty. Come back to the Main Stage when you’re done to enjoy a beer on us when you present your voucher, if you’re 21+ that is! 

Take a break from the crowds to enjoy holiday hotspots in Cate Square Park, Morrison Park and the DDD shop small strip! Here, you’ll be able hear local choirs and bands, enjoy programming like petting zoos, visit with local vendors and organizations, and enjoy even more of what Downtown has to offer! 

 Information regarding the 15th annual Starry November Night in Downtown Hammond is available online at Find us on Facebook for a complete listing of all our events, and make sure to Like our page! 

Click below to partipate: 

Merchant Application

Vendor Application

Volunteer Application