Start a festive holiday weekend in Old Mandeville on Friday, December 7 with the highly anticipated culinary event of the season, "Sips of the Season." Grab your friends and join in the merriment of Christmas as you stroll Girod Street at dusk stopping in to the brightly decorated shops and restaurants.
Strollers receive an official mug (your admission, and you souvenir to keep) to be filled at each stop, along with a card listing businesses dispensing the holiday-themed libations available at each stop. With 25+ stops in all--restaurants, bars and shops, all within walking distance of the Mandeville lakefront--this event is not to be missed. There is no designated order to the visits, and participating strollers are invited to enjoy them at their leisure from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Mugs sell out quickly, so get yours when they go on sale (date to be announced) at the following locations: K. Gee's Restaurant, 2534 Florida Street; Varsity Sports, 2021 Claiborne Stree; Cameo Boutique, 302 Girod Street, Blent Juice Bar, 1943 Lakeshore Drive, and Das Schulerhaus Gift Gallery & Christmas Boutique, 611 Girod Street. Mug purchase is not available online. Questions, please call Donna at Das Schulerhaus, (985) 727-7778.
Be sure to catch more of Mandeville's festive events the following day with A Christmas Past, 9am-3pm, and Winter on the Water, 4-6pm. All along Girod Street in Mandeville, find an old-time holiday atmosphere with arts and crafts, food and beverage booths, bands and strolling caroling groups.
Then, bring the young and young-at-heart to the lakefront for an evening on Lakeshore Drive. Santa arrives by boat as a marching parade beginning at the Harbor arrives at the Gazebo for performances and lighting of the beautiful, lakefront live oaks.
The event concludes with the annual boat parade. Remember to bring cameras for pictures with Santa!
Admission is free and open to the public, and parking is free. For more information, visit www.cityofmandeville.com.