With its Papa Noel Holiday Promotion, Great Weekends & Cyber Weekend Promotions the hotel near Madisonville lessens the stress of holiday spending. For stays between Nov. 16 and Dec. 30, 2016, guests can save 15 percent on the best available rates, starting at just $94 a night with the Papa Noel Promotion. The hotel is also providing extra savings during the Great Weekends Promotion ( Oct 14 - Jan 15, 2017), and Cyber Weekend Sale from Nov. 25 to Nov. 28, 2016 for stays Dec. 9 - Jan 16, 2017. Down in Southern Louisiana, Santa Claus is known as Papa Noel. With a river boat taking the place of a sleigh and eight alligators replacing the reindeer, his coming is the talk of the town during an array of vibrant festivities throughout December. Illuminating the way for the fun to follow, the Canal Street Lighting is scheduled for Nov. 22, 2016. From Mandeville'sWinter on the Water parade on Dec. 10 and caroling in Jackson Square on Dec. 18 to Holiday Movies on the Mississippi and Christmas in the Park activities at Lafreniere Park, there is no shortage of festive fun around every corner. In-between festivities with family and friends, kick back in the extended-stay suites at Residence Inn New Orleans Covington/North Shore. Making it the ideal destination for longer stays during the holidays, the hotel boasts spacious accommodations with fully equipped kitchens and complimentary wireless internet access. In the mornings, travelers can fuel up at a complimentary breakfast buffet before exploring the area's most popular attractions. During downtime, stay active at the hotel's fitness center, outdoor pool or versatile Sport Court when the weather cooperates. To receive the 15 percent discounted price for the Papa Noel Promotion, travelers must use promotional code ADP when booking online at least 14 days in advance and use M96 for Great Weekend Rates or calling 1-800-228-9290.