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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 30 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 30 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 30 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 30 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Big Chief Bo Dollis …

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
 Join us for the visitation and musical tribute for the  iconic Mardi… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 30 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment from… more

House of Blues…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Slippery When Wet is a Bon Jovi tribute band, titled after Bon Jovi's third… more

In The Mood- A 1940’S…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to "Tuxedo… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Broadway's first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jan 30 - 31, 2015
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Frogs Gone Fishin.' more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 30 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Come and enjoy the music of Jazz with Helen Gillet. more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Come out and enjoy Rock music with Lynn Drury. more

So Good: A Tribute…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Ashé Cac will open its doors  to celebrate the warm, loving,… more

The Bo Dollis Musical…

Jan 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Carver for the Bo Dollis Musical Celebration Event featuring Bo… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 30 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 30 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 30 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

New Orleans Ranks as Top Ten Destination to Celebrate Halloween

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Kelly Schulz or Jennifer Day
504-566-5019
kschulz@neworleanscvb.com / jday@neworleanscvb.com

                             New Orleans Ranks as Top Ten Destination to Celebrate Halloween
                                             According to eHow.com and Cheapflights.com
     
Big Easy Reigns as Home to Ghastly Fun with Centuries of Voodoo Legends and Witchcraft Lore

NEW ORLEANS – October 26, 2010 – New Orleans was ranked number four internationally as a top ten destination to celebrate Halloween, according to a joint list released on October 22 by advice and information web site eHow.com and travel web site Cheapflights.com. No longer just about trick-or-treating in the local neighborhood, Halloween has become synonymous with the Big Easy where spooky cemetery tours, world-class costuming and haunted hotels offer hair-raising jaunts at every turn.

New Orleans’ place on the list—among other frightful cities—cements the Big Easy’s status as a top destination this holiday. Competing cities that also ranked include:

· Salem, Massachusetts
· Bran, Romania
· London, England
· New York, New York
· Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
· Tombstone, Arizona
· Forks, Washington
· Orlando, Florida
· Long Beach, California

“New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind city where thrilling paranormal happenings meet affordability,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. “When it comes to Halloween—one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year—New Orleans is a place that truly captures the attention of all travelers and has something for everyone to enjoy.”

From the Haunted Mortuary, New Orleans Spirit Tours and Audubon’s “Boo at the Zoo” to Voodoo Music Experience and the Krewe of Halloween, visitors to the Big Easy can look forward to a Halloween experience unparallel to any other city. Travelers will reap the benefits of citywide deals and packages that are sure to make spines shiver. For spooktacular October savings in New Orleans, visit www.neworleanscvb.com/mediapackages. Book now as hotels across the city are nearly sold out!

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is the driving catalyst for New Orleans’ largest industry, strategically leading national and international marketing, public relations and visitor services efforts that attract millions of visitors, events, conventions and festivals. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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