Starry Saturday 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022

The Hammond DDD’s 17th Annual Starry November event, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2022, has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 10, 2022. 

Hammond DDD Hosts a Starry Saturday in Downtown Hammond

The DDD is thrilled to bring a Starry Saturday to Downtown Hammond with support from event sponsor, Smile Doctors by DN Orthodontics, on December 10th. Bring your family and friends to explore, discover, and support our local businesses, the shining stars of our DDD, as we celebrate the holiday season.

8am-12pm: Start the day at our Holiday Farmers & Artisans Market in Railroad Park and Northern House Parking Mall (across from Brady's Restaurant). The market will feature over 40 farmer and artisan vendors with handmade items, vegetables, fresh food, coffee, treats, and more. The market will also have live music to enjoy as you shop.

12pm-3pm: Get your holiday shopping done at any of our local Downtown Hammond retail businesses, meet special guests, and/or enjoy exclusive deals. Visit one or more of our locally- owned restaurants or pubs for lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner, refreshing beverages, and/or libations. As an extra holiday delight, Santa and Mrs. Claus have accepted our invitation to visit and enjoy an afternoon Downtown stroll.

3pm-6pm: Dazzle your taste buds on a specially-curated Wine & Cheese Walk. Our traditional wine walk is getting an upgrade with cheese provided by The Rind Cheese Shop, and special sips & snacks provided by local restaurants. Tickets are available for pre-sale for $35 each. On-site tickets are $40 and will be limited Southeastern Louisiana University staff, faculty and alumni are invited to participate in the Wine & Cheese Walk as a post-graduation celebration and are eligible for a $15 discount ($20 per ticket; use code DowntownLionUp at check out). Individuals must be 21 years or older to participate.

4pm-7pm: In partnership with the Rotary Club of Hammond and sponsored by North Oaks Health System, the night will conclude with Movie Under The Stars in Cate Square Park. Starting at 4pm, stroll through the park to enjoy festive holiday decorations, music, a snowy winter wonderland, pictures with Santa, holiday crafts for the kids, STEM activities, and more. A showing of The Polar Express will begin at 5pm. The club’s concession stand will be open from 3:30pm to 7pm.

Note: The DDD is not accepting vendor applications for this event. If you are looking for train rides, head over to Zemurray Park for FREE rides in the month of December. Contact the Hammond Recreation Department for more information.

Special Thanks To Our Event Sponsor:



We are kicking off Starry Saturday with a special Holiday Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market. Join us from 8:00AM - 12:00PM in Railroad Park and the Northern House Parking Mall (across the street from Brady's). 

  • 40+ farmers & artisan vendors
  • Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar by Benny's Place
  • Live music by Acoustic Oxygen
  • Pet adoptions by Kat Vet
  • More to come! 



Santa's Comin' to Downtown!

From 12:00-3:00PM, be on the look out for Santa as you shop, dine, and stroll through downtown! 

  • 12:15PM-1:15PM: Santa and Mrs. Claus will stroll the 200-block of W Thomas while popping into Bayou Booksellers & Gift Shoppe & The Little Store
  • 1:15PM-3:00PM: Search for Santa & Mrs. Claus Downtown as they pop into local businesses while you shop & stroll.

Retail Specials & Sales

  • Hammond Regional Arts Center: Fine & Functional; open 12-6PM
  • HOTWORX: FREE enrollment fee & 15% off select items
  • La Boujee Boutique: 25% off entire store; open 11AM-7PM
  • Susan's General Store: 15% off all Spongeables product line
  • The Creative Studio: selling exclusive Downtown Hammond art prints
  • The Little Store & Ruby: Black Friday steals & deals
  • Wonder Collective Gifts: 20% off entire store; open 10:30AM-6PM

Are you a Downtown Hammond Merchant? Tell us what you have planned & we will advertise for you!



Dazzle your taste buds!


Don't miss out on everyone's favorite downtown event! 
Pre-sale tickets available now for $35 each thru Friday, December 9th @ 11:59PM
On-site tickets are limited for $40 each.
Southeastern staff, faculty, and alumni tickets are $20 each (use code DowntownLionUp at check out). 
Participating Businesses:
1. Bayou Boudin: A Cajun Meatery
2. Boutique de Fumee
3. Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Realtors
4. Cate Street Seafood Station
5. Cena; Hammond
6. Courtyard Cafe
7. Fifth's Arcade & Bar
8. Hammond Regional Arts Center
9. Our Mom's Restaurant & Bar
10. Realty Executives Florida Parishes
11.The Creative Studio
12.Vexus Fiber
3. Benny's Place
14. Crescent Title
15. Mariner's Inn
16. NextHome Real Estate Professionals
17. Olde Towne Hatchet House
18. PJ's Coffee
19. Streetside Market
20. True Title
21. Wonder Collective Gifts
22. RAM Properties
23. Smile Doctors
24. Truth Moroccan Restaurant & Hookah Lounge

Are you a Downtown Hammond Merchant that wants to host the Wine & Cheese Walk? Sign up here (closed).



Family fun under the stars in Cate Square Park!

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Hammond and sponsored by North Oaks Health System, the night will conclude with Movie Under The Stars in Cate Square Park. Entry is FREE!

Starting at 4pm, stroll through the park to enjoy festive holiday lights & displays, holiday music, a snowy winter wonderland, pictures with Santa, and more. 

  • Rep. Nicholas Muscarello: Balloon and Christmas bell giveaway
  • SADD Alcohol Free Zone: Inflatables and temporary tattoo station
  • Northshore STEM Coalition and SOAAR: STEM activity stations
  • The Heart Clinic: Blood pressure checks
  • A showing of The Polar Express starts between 5-5:30PM.
  • Rotary Concession Stand (open 3:30-7PM) offering popcorn, soft drinks, hot cocoa and candy. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Volunteer for Starry Saturday! All volunteers get a FREE DDD t-shirt.

Starry Saturday Volunteer Sign Up

Get your Wine & Cheese Walk tickets!

Bring all your friends!

Shop while you sip!


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