The City of Slidell is ringing in the holiday season with a jolly assortment of events starting on December 2, including the Bayou Jam Christmas Spectacular with Vince Vance and the Valiants, Christmas Under the Stars, and the Olde Towne Slidell Community Christmas Golf Cart Parade.

On Friday, Dec. 2, Vince Vance and the Valiants return to Heritage Park for the Bayou Jam Christmas Spectacular starting at 6 p.m. The King of Christmas will be performing all your favorite holiday songs, including his perennial hit, “All I Want for Christmas is You.” Come dressed in your favorite holiday costumes and be a part of this fun concert for the whole family. Admission is free.

Over the years, Christmas Under the Stars has become a holiday tradition for many Slidell families. Griffith Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with holiday lights and decorations and the life-size Christmas villages created by artist Lori Anselmo. You don’t want to miss the new “Nightmare Before Christmas” inspired cottage! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the park on Friday, Dec. 2; Saturday, Dec. 3; Friday, Dec. 9; and Saturday, Dec. 10 to visit with kids and take photos in the gazebo. Admission is free.

The third annual Olde Towne Slidell Community Christmas Golf Cart parade rolls through Olde Towne on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 5 p.m. The parade will be led by the Slidell Sync Lawn Chair Brigade followed by decorated golf carts and Santa and Mrs. Claus riding on an antique fire truck spreading their magical cheer to all. Check the city’s website at and the “City of Slidell” Facebook page to see the parade route.

All these events are brought to you by the City of Slidell’s Commission on the Arts and the 2022 Cultural Season Sponsors, with assistance from the city’s departments of Cultural & Public Affairs, Parks & Recreation, Public Operations, Keep Slidell Beautiful and the Slidell Police Department. For more information, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375 or visit the city website and Facebook page.