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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 18 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 18, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 18 - Nov 1, 2017
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 18, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 18 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Dickie Brennan’s…

Oct 18 - 18, 2017
Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

East of the…

Oct 18, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 18, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 18 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 18 - Dec 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom… more

The Historic New…

Oct 18 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

22nd Annual Pasta &…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening ..Paris, Montmare, Cabaret, Can Can, and… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 20, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 18 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Tickets Go On Sale November 7th For NOLA Christmasfest 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Diane Lyons | 504.524.1227 | dlyons@accent-dmc.com
Steve Schulkens | 504.401.6990 | steve@schulkens.com

(New Orleans, La.) - The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today announced that individual and group tickets for one of the largest and fastest growing family holiday events on the Gulf Coast- the 2016 NOLA ChristmasFest - will go on sale at www.nolachristmasfest.com beginning Monday, November 7. The fourth annual NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off Friday, December 16 and continues through Friday, December 30.

After record-breaking crowds last year at the indoor family holiday event, NOLA ChristmasFest 2016 is expanding this year with a larger ice rink, more rides and additional holiday exhibits offering fun holiday entertainment for people of all ages. The popular family holiday extravaganza will feature the only indoor ice skating rink in New Orleans as well as a captivating 120-foot real ice slide. ChristmasFest fans will have the opportunity to schedule 30-minute private ice skating lessons before opening daily.

The two-week festival will also include as an amazing walk-through maze, more than a half dozen themed inflatables and rides such as the Kringle Carousel, Winter Whirl, Snowball Fight and Snowy Summit Climbing Wall. New special features added this year will include the Candy Cane Climb, the Polar Express elephant ride, and a Giant Gum Drop.

NOLA ChristmasFest visitors will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa and several of his North Pole friends. The Christmas festival will take place inside Hall I at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day during the 15-day holiday celebration. Special hours on Christmas Eve are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person for admission and will include skating, skate rentals, admission to all rides and attractions. Skating lessons, photos with Santa, face painting and cookie deocorating will be charged separately. Group tickets are available for only $15 each when 10 or more tickets are purchased in advance.

Back by popular demand is the Gingerbread Exhibit which will feature dozens of New Orleans-themed confectionary creations of local landmarks by renowned chefs.

NOLA ChristmasFest will display thousands of dazzling lights and dozens of Christmas trees decorated by New Orleans businesses. Additionally, Convention Center Boulevard will once again be draped in holiday décor and mesmerizing lights synced to traditional and contemporary Christmas music. This year's dazzling display will extend for nearly two miles, lighting the way to NOLA ChristmasFest from Poydras to Henderson Streets connecting with the stretch of holiday lights along Canal Street.

Businesses can host their corporate holiday parties and events at NOLA ChristmasFest by emailing info@nolachristmasfest.com.

About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and trade shows annually, and one of the city's "Top Workplaces." A leading rainmaker of the city's hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $50.03 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $3.12 billion in new tax revenues. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the MCCNO has welcomed nearly 15 million visitors through its doors.

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