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Annual Sailing With Santa Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans

On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2:30PM, the NATCHEZ Steamboat in New Orleans is inviting children and families to Sail with Santa on the Mississippi River. Anyone bringing a new, unwrapped gift will ride the Steamboat for free. All of the donations and toys will go to help families affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill to ensure they have a merry Christmas. Don’t miss out. Make sure to add this to your calendar of upcoming events.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

NATCHEZ Steamboat Hosts Annual Sailing with Santa Cruise
Santa collects toys for oil spill victims before heading to the North Pole

WHO: Santa Claus and the NATCHEZ Steamboat
This event is open to the public and free with the donation of a new, unwrapped gift.
WHAT: NATCHEZ Steamboat Sailing with Santa cruise and holiday toy collection drive for Catholic       Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans to benefit families affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill

WHEN: Sunday, December 5
Boarding: 2:00PM
Cruise: 2:30PM

WHERE: NATCHEZ Steamboat (Toulouse Street & the Mississippi River)

WHY: Children of all ages are invited to take a ride on the NATCHEZ Steamboat for the annual Sailing with Santa cruise. Everyone will have an opportunity to take a picture with jolly ole Saint Nick before sailing down the Mississippi River. Santa will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill that he will deliver to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans before making his way up to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas. The cruise is free for anyone donating gifts.

For more information about the Steamboat NATCHEZ and to make reservations, please call (504) 586-8777 or visit

The New Orleans Steamboat Company was founded by Wilbur and Bill Dow after the rebuilding of the Toulouse Street Wharf in the French Quarter in 1974. Less than one year later, the 1600 passenger Steamboat NATCHEZ was christened. New Orleans Steamboat Company is well recognized and regarded for its contribution to the New Orleans cultural landscape and tourism industry. Since 1975, the Steamboat NATCHEZ has sailed daily offering Mississippi River cruises featuring live jazz, wonderful New Orleans cuisine and the best view in town! Take a cruise and experience part of our American Heritage. The New Orleans Steamboat Company also owns Gray Line Tours.  For more information, please call 504-586-8777 or visit

New Orleans