Annual Christmas Tree and Gift Sale in Algiers Point

Get into the holiday spirit and support a local library at the same time!

From the Hubbel Library:

The Hubbell Library’s annual Christmas Tree and Holiday Gift sale will take place Saturday, November 26th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, November 27th, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  This event is a major fundraiser for the historic Algiers Point library, and it features absolutely beautiful trees and wreaths fresh from North Carolina.  The trees are great value, and 100 percent of profits support the library.

Algiers Point’s beautiful Cita Dennis Hubbell Branch is the oldest library in the city, a New Orleans treasure.  It’s 104 years old, and part of the Carnegie legacy.  Due to termite damage and lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina, the library has been closed for years.  Friends of the Hubbell Library have been working hard to make it possible for this very special branch to be restored and reopened, and the tree and gift sale is a big part of that effort.

Because the library is closed, this year’s sale will take place three blocks away, at Gulf Pizza, the old Gulf Service Station at 446 Pelican Avenue in Algiers Point.  The Gulf station, at the corner of Pelican Avenue and Verret Street, was the site of the first tree sale held to benefit the library, over thirty years ago.

In addition to gorgeous Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands, the sale will feature a terrific selection of holiday gifts – cookbooks and other great local-interest books from Pelican Publishing, jewelry from local artists, plus other local arts and crafts.

Special events include:

  • Photos with Santa
  • An Arts Market
  • Trees, wreaths and garland available while they last, 9am to 9pm Saturday and 9 to 7 Sunday

This is a great opportunity to support our neighborhood library – help us ensure that it will be repaired and reopened – while getting the most beautiful Christmas trees and great holiday gifts from local artists and businesses.  Plus, it’s a fun event right in the middle of Algiers Point, where you can also sample our great restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as Rosetree Glass – another source of great Christmas gifts.


For more information, please contact Amy Hubbell at 504-322-7479 or

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