Upcoming Events


"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
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An Evening with David…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
The Orpheum Theater has announced David Sedaris, one of America’s… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 25 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

ART21: Mexico City

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for a screening of "Mexico City" from season 8 of PBS'… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 25, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 25 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 25, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 25 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Opening Reception for…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for The Opening Reception for "Let Them Eat Cake!"This will… more

Pablove Shutterbug…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
We are celebrating the work of our 2016 New Orleans Pablove Shutterbugs… more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more


Oct 25, 2016 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Dean's List

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Dean's List is a variety show of a most unusual kind. This show blends improv,… more

Evenings with Enrique

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for Evenings with Enrique! This series features entertainment, and… more

Happy's Running Club…

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Join us every Wednesday  for a  fun 5k or close at the Happy's Irish… more

Le Meridien New…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for "Art + Aperitifs," a fun, interactive painting class… more

Light Up the Night…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Visiting the city, whether from afar or from just across the bridge? Looking to… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

The "Big Easy" Thanksgiving

Media Contacts:
Chelsey Lutz

Jennifer Lotz

Skip the Stress, Dismiss the Mess, and Enjoy this Thanksgiving Holiday the New Orleans Way

NEW ORLEANS – Nov. 8, 2010 – Sick of associating Thanksgiving with dirty dishes, snarls and brawls, and family travel to desolate locations? New Orleans is serving up a delicious antidote for those turkey day blues by inviting families to kiss conventional customs goodbye and say hello to a long weekend in the Big Easy. Known as the ultimate destination for indulgence and revelry, New Orleans guarantees a good time during the holiday season for those looking to ditch the cooking, the chaos, the family, or all three.

Traditions schmaditions – kick seasonal anxiety to the curb and spend the weekend walking and shopping the streets of the French Quarter and resting to the tune of the city’s jazz and brass band delights. Try a Thanksgiving Day feast with a New Orleans twist, where menus offering oyster cornbread dressing, cheddar chive biscuits and Cajun fried turkey also offer visitors a break from the cooking. Expect a satiating fill of tasty food from a destination known for its culinary innovation – and the origin of the turducken.

As hotels and restaurants throughout the city deal out special Thanksgiving meals and savings, consider New Orleans a home away from home where the tension disappears and the food never stops giving. Consider Houmas House Plantation and Gardens’ Thanksgiving Buffet, offering a bisque of curried pumpkin with crawfish and corn; The Roosevelt New Orleans’ Thanksgiving Day in The Blue Room complete with charcuterie corner, raw bar and seafood gumbo; or for an authentic New Orleans turkey fix, try the Court of Two Sisters’ Live Jazz Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet. Anyway, it was about time grandma’s sweet potato pie was knocked off its pedestal.

Below is a list of hotels and restaurants offering packages and Thanksgiving meals, or for a complete list please visit

Thanksgiving Hotel Packages:

· Country Inn & Suites French Quarter Gobble Up the Savings package

· Royal Sonesta New Orleans – TGIF! Thank Goodness It’s Fall package

Thanksgiving Day Meals:

· 5 Fifty 5, New Orleans MarriottThanksgiving Feast

· 7 on Fulton Fall Feast

· Arnaud’sThanksgiving Table D'hôte

· The Blue Room (Waldorf Astoria Ballroom), The Roosevelt New Orleans Thanksgiving Day

· Bourbon HouseThanksgiving Specials

· Broussard’sThanksgiving 2010

· Court of Two SistersLive Jazz Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet

· Dickie Brennan’s SteakhousePre-Fixe Thanksgiving Menu

· The Grill Room, The Windsor Court HotelThanksgiving Day

· Latil’s Landing Restaurant, Houmas House Plantation & GardensThanksgiving Buffet

· Le Café, Hotel Monteleone Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims Would Envy You

· Palace CaféHappy Thanksgiving

· Roux Bistro, Sheraton New Orleans HotelThanksgiving Offering

· Sazerac Bar – The Roosevelt New Orleans Thanksgiving Day

About the New Orleans CVB

The New Orleans CVB 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 is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit

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