Starry Saturday 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023

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Event Schedule
All-Day Merchant Activities

Celebrate the holiday season and shop & dine from dozens of locally-owned establishments all day. Our businesses are dreaming up a host of holiday specials (see image). Check out all the dining and shopping Downtown Hammond has to offer with our dining & shopping guide.

Santa is paying us a special visit from noon-3PM! Search for Santa while you shop, dine, and explore our local businesses.

8am-Noon: Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market

Start the day at a festive holiday Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market in Railroad Park. The market will feature over 40 farmers and artisan vendors with hand-crafted and high-quality items along with:

  • 10AM-Noon / Live music by Acoustic Oxygen 
  • Benny's Place Holiday Market Menu: Bloody Mary, Hot Toddy, and Spiked Hot Cocoa
  • Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control Pet Adoptions
  • Market Raffle Bag (turn in your fully punched market cards)
  • Kids ornament craft

The market accepts SNAP and offers $50 SNAP match per customer per market visit. 

Noon-3PM: Jingle Jubilee at LCDC

The Louisiana Children's Discovery Center is hosting a Jingle Jubilee for Starry Saturday. Enjoy all the museum offerings with special holiday add-ons: holiday music & displays, write letters to Santa, cookie decorating, and hot cocoa station just to name a few! 

Note: This activity requires paid admission to the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center. 

4-7PM: Holiday Wine & Cheese Walk

Downtown becomes even more festive with a Holiday Wine & Cheese Walk. Enjoy curated wine and cheese pairings, as well as special sips & snacks, available for tasting at dozens of downtown businesses.

Ticket sales starting November 1st!

Tickets are available for $35 if purchased by November 17th. Limited tickets will be available on-site for $40. Individuals must be 21 years or older to participate.

4-8PM: Movie Night Under The Stars

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Hammond, the night will conclude with Movie Night Under The Stars in Cate Square Park. Entry is FREE!  A showing of Home Alone starts at 6PM.

Starting at 4pm, bring the family to the park to enjoy festive holiday lights & displays, holiday music, performances by local school and dance groups, train rides, and more!

Train rides will run from 4-6PM. Tickets are available on-site only for $5 per person (ages 2 & under are free). Tickets are first-come-first serve. Route will include 10 blocks of Downtown Hammond (Charles, Cypress, Robert, and Magnolia). 

Rotary Concession Stand  offers popcorn, soft drinks, hot cocoa, candy, hamburgers, and hotdogs. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Bring canned goods and pantry staples to donate to a food drive for Our Daily Bread.

6-9PM: 106 Night Market

We are partnering with the 106 Night Market to feature local artists and handmade gifts in Railroad Park. For any immediate questions, please email [email protected]

Event Registration (closed)

Merchant Wine & Cheese Walk Registration

Available for DDD businesses! The Holiday Wine & Cheese Walk will run from 4-7PM.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Merchant Advertising Form

DDD businesses - tell us your Starry Saturday plans and we will advertise for you!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Children's Performance Registration

Calling all schools, children's groups, and more! We are accepting applications for children's performances during Starry Saturday. All performances will take place in the Cate Square Park Gazebo from 4:30-5:45PM.  

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Volunteer Registration

Our event would not be a success without volunteers! All volunteers will receive a FREE DDD sweatshirt - cozy for the cool weather.  

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Artist Registration

We are seeking local artists to display their artwork at our Downtown Hammond businesses during the Wine & Cheese Walk from 4-7pm.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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