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America, Illustrated:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Art on the Spot

Nov 28 - 28, 2015

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 28 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
The 42nd Annual Bayou Classic will take place in the Dome on Saturday, November… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Double Dose

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Educator Appreciation…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Teachers get in FREE to NOMA on this day with a valid school ID. Bring your… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 28 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 28 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Meet the artists…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Some of the most talented artists behind Mardi Gras will be present at local… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 28, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Saturday Farmers…

Nov 28 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more


Nov 28 - 28, 2015
Spark imagination, creativity, and a love of reading. Professional authors,… more

Taylor Scholars…

Nov 28 - 28, 2015
On Taylor Family Day at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Taylor Scholars and… more

The Historic New…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 28, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 28, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 28, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

New Orleans Rings in the Holiday Season with More National Travel Awards


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New Orleans Rings in the Holiday Season with More National Travel Awards
New Year's Eve and Holiday Foodie Destination among 21top honors voted on by travelers this year

NEW ORLEANS - December 21, 2012- New Orleans is celebrating the 2012 holiday season with four more honors and awards from leisure travel websites, publications and search engines. This tops off a year of unprecedented international acclaim from travelers, where 21 awards were presented to New Orleans, including a World Tourism Award and a Top Ten City Award from Conde Nast Traveler. New Orleans was also named the best city for shopping by Travel + Leisure magazine and one of the most affordable cities in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.


  • Travel + Leisure magazine named New Orleans the number one city to visit for a New Year's Eve vacation. The ranking was one of many honors received by the city from Travel + Leisure's "America's Favorite Cities" list. Winners are chosen by subscribers of the magazine, who are issued the list of categories annually via the website. The list was published in November 2012.

  •, a division of, named New Orleans a top holiday getaway for foodies, citing traditional Reveillon dinners as one of the top distinctions between New Orleans and other American cities. The article, published in November 2012 by Jennifer Maltba Seabolt, also mentioned caroling at Jackson Square, cooking demonstrations and gospel brunches as activities well worth visiting. These events are hallmarks of Christmas New Orleans Style, a month of concerts, Reveillon dinners and festive holiday events.
  • In addition to holiday accolades, New Orleans was named one of the world's eight most romantic cities by CNN Travel. The list was published to CNN's website on December 17 by CNN travel writer Jordan Burchette, and featured exotic international destinations such as Moscow, Barcelona, Havana and Amsterdam. New Orleans was the only American city featured in the article, which spoke to the charm of the Mississippi River, the French Quarter and the Garden District.
  • New Orleans was also recognized by Yahoo!, which released their annual tally of top destination searches earlier this month. Users of the popular website have given New Orleans a top ten spot on the list for 2012 alongside London, Hong Kong and Dubai.


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