CHEF’S HOLIDAY TASTING TO BENEFIT NORTHSHORE FOOD BANK: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Franco’s Health Club, 100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville. $20. Francosmandeville.com or (985) 792-0200.
EAST ST. TAMMANY HABITAT GALA: 7-11 p.m. Friday, Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell. Art, music, and food to support East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity. Tickets $75. (985) 639-0656.
UGLY SWEATER CHRISTMAS PARTY, A CHARITY GALA: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 30, Slidell Auditorium, 2056 Second St., Slidell.To benefit the special needs community in Slidell. Funds will be used to purchase equipment for Slidell’s city parks to aid special needs individuals. Food, drink and live music. Ticket information at (985) 640-8308.
CHRISTMAS BINGO — IT’S A HO-HO-HOLY NIGHT: 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson St., Covington. Interactive Christmas program. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Covla.com or (985) 892-1873.
HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 6-14, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville. Local performance groups, pictures with Santa, and rides. Free. (985) 867-9490.
CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA ARTS AND CRAFTS EXPO: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6-8, St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington. Arts, crafts, and food booths. $5 for adults; free for 12 and younger. (985) 966-7863.
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE STARS: 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 6-14, Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell. A celebration of lights, decorations, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Parade of Trees, life-size Christmas Cottages, Slidell’s Nativity, Christmas songs, and more. Myslidell.com or (985) 646-4375.
CHRISTMAS IN OLDE TOWNE: 5-10 p.m. Dec. 6, 220 block of Carey Street, Slidell. Block party with music, vendors, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Free. (985) 285-5613.
SIPS OF THE SEASON STROLL: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 6, Old Mandeville along Girod Street. $20 mug to participate. Cityofmandeville.com or (985) 727-7778.
CHRISTMAS IN LOUISIANA: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7-8, Coquille Sports Complex, 13505 La. 1085, Covington. Arts, crafts, and pictures with Santa. Free. (985) 892-9829.
MERRY MADISONVILLE: 2-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Madisonville Town Hall, 403 St. Francis St., Madisonville. Parade, caroling, children’s activities and more. Free. (985) 845-9824.
TWINKLE ON THE TCHEFUNCTE: 3-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Madisonville Town Hall, 403 St. Francis St., Madisonville. Performances by area students, a photo booth and tree lighting. Free. (985) 778-7790.
WINTER ON THE WATER: 4-6 p.m. Dec. 7, Mandeville lakefront, from Pontchartrain Harbor to the gazebo. The Old Mandeville Business Association presents event with Santa parade, boat parade, lighting of the oaks, and pictures with Santa. Free. Cityofmandeville.com or (985) 624-3147.
LPO PRESENTS MOZART’S REQUIEM: 7:30 p.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, 16333 La. 1085, Covington. $20-55. Preconcert talk an hour before performance.Lpomusic.com or (504) 523-6530.
DEW DROP JAZZ HALL: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.Saturday, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville. Tribute to Spencer Bohren. $10 for adults; students and children free. Dewdropjazzhall.com.
HOLIDAY IN THE VINES: Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 30, Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Old Military Road, Covington. Live music and caroling plus events for the kids. $5 donation or two canned goods for the Northshore Food Bank. Pontchartrainvineyards.com or (985) 892-9742.
NPAS CONCERT — GLORY AND LIGHT: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2480 U.S. 190, Mandeville; Dec. 8, 3 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 400 Westchester Place, Slidell. Northlake Performing Arts Society production with new and old songs as well as singalongs. Npas.info or (985) 792-1392.
DEW DROP JAZZ HALL: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 7, 430 Lamarque St., Mandeville. Bon Bon Vivant. $10 for adults; students and children free. Dewdropjazzhall.com.
CHRISTMAS ON THE NORTHSHORE CONCERT: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.Dec. 8, St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 628 Tanager Drive, Mandeville. Christmas favorites and a singalong. Free but reservations recommended. (985) 626-3307.
YULETIDE CELEBRATION WITH THE LPO: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Dec. 8, Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St., Slidell. LPO presents holiday music along with local choirs. Tickets in advance or at the door, $10 for students and children, $20-$37 for adults. Lpomusic.com or (504) 523-6530.
ELF: THE MUSICAL: 7 p.m. Friday-Dec. 8, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Tickets $18 for adults and $10 for youth/students. Slidelllittletheatre.org or (985) 643-0556.kid
PLAYMAKERS READERS THEATER: GOD OF CARNAGE: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.Sunday, St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. Tickets $15 online and at the door. Playmakersinc.com or (985) 893-1671.
THE FEEL OF CHRISTMAS: 8-10 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., Slidell. $28.50$32.50. Cuttingedgetheater.com or (985) 649-3727.
KINGFISH: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 3 p.m.Dec. 1, Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. The Life and Times of Huey Long, with John “Spud” McConnell. $35. Kingfishonstage.com or (504) 236-1796.
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6-15, 30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville. Tickets $10-$19. 30byNinety.com or (844) 843-3090.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO SHOW: Dec. 7, 13 and 14, Café Luke Dinner Theatre, 153 Robert St., Slidell. $34.95 for show and dessert; $49.95 for show and dinner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Cafeluke.com or (985) 707-1597.
ELISE ROOME RETROSPECTIVE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Abita Springs Trailhead Museum, 22044 Main St., Abita Springs. The Abita Springs Trailhead Museum presents a retrospective of “enplein Air” paintings by longtime Abita Springs artist Elise Gleason Roome. Opening reception Friday, 5 — 8 p.m. Trailheadmuseum@gmail.com or (985) 871-5327.
NORTHSHORE INVITATIONAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, through Nov. 30, St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. A variety of notable Louisiana artists. Sttammany.art or (985) 892-8650.
CHRISTWOOD ATRIUM GALLERY EXHIBIT: Saturday-Dec. 28, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington. Louisiana Watercolor Society Juried Member Show, featuring works of 40 artists. (985) 590-8816.
WE GIVE THANKS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 4, Slidell Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Road, Slidell. The Slidell Art League, along with guest artists from surrounding areas, display original art as part of “We Give Thanks.” Slidellartleague.org.
ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE WORKS OF KEITH AND KELLY DELLSPERGER: Today through Dec. 20, Slidell Cultural Center, 2055 Second St., Slidell. Exhibition of paintings by husband and wife artists. Myslidell.com or (985) 646-4375.
OZONE SQUARES: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson St. Nick Hartley is the caller. ozonesquares.com.
NUTCRACKER: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Mandeville High School Theater, 1 Skipper Drive, Mandeville. The production features Lora Sturm and Christo McMaster of Festival Ballet Albuquerque. The pair will dance the roles of Sugarplum Fairy and Sugarplum Cavalier, as well as Snow Queen and Snow Prince. Charlotte Tepper, a student at St. Scholastica Academy in Covington, will perform as Clara. Tickets on sale at the Pineapple Gallery, 825 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. Balletapetrei.net or (985) 624-3622.
NORTHSHORE CAJUN DANCE: 8-10 p.m. Dec. 7, Abita Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs. Featured band is Lee Benoit. $10 admission; $8 for members. Northshorecajundancers.com or (504) 583-8603.
HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS AT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 6-14, Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, 21404 Koop Drive, Mandeville. Children’s Museum opens its doors during St. Tammany Holiday of Lights for children’s activities. $7 over the age of 12 months. Cmstkids.org or (985) 888-1555.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 7, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. The Youth Service Bureau hosts Breakfast with Santa. $15. (985) 893-2570.
NUTRCRACKER HOLIDAY TEA: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7, St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. $50 admission. Advance reservations required. (985) 892-8650.
NATURE WALK: Wednesday, Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy 190 East, Mandeville. A two-hour walk through the Nature Center. $5 or free for members. (985) 626-1238.
SANTA ON TRAILS 5K: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 7, Fontainebleau State Park, 62883 La. 1089, Mandeville. Run/walk in a Santa suit and bring a toy for the New Orleans Mission. Neworleansmission.org or (504) 523-2116.