Upcoming Events


"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 28 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

Anne Rice's Vampire…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join us for the 28th Annual Vampire Ball featuring Anne Rice  Lestat Fan… more

Art is the Driving…

Oct 28 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 28 - 29, 2016
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Brews and Boos

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join your friends for Brews and Boos, a new party at City Park! Carousel… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 28, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 28 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Food Truck Fridays on…

Oct 28 - Nov 25, 2016
Join us for Food Truck Fridays on Spanish Plaza. There will be new food trucks… more

Halloween New Orleans

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Join us for the annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 28, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

House of Blues…

Oct 28 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

Kool Smiles -…

Oct 28 - Nov 5, 2016
Bring your Halloween candy to any Kool Smiles dental office beginning Friday,… more

Music Box Village…

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Art collective New Orleans Airlift opens their flagship project The Music Box… more

New Orleans Secrets…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Part ghost hunt, part séance...there's nothing else in New Orleans like… more

Ogden Museum of…

Oct 28 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Relapse Halloween…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join us at the Hi-Ho Lounge  for a  Relapse Halloween Party! more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 28 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more

Spooky Tour for Kids

Oct 28, 2016 - Sep 21, 2026
On this tour for kids, we will search for and possibly find these playful and… more

Stoned vs Drunk vs…

Oct 28 - 28, 2016
Join us at the New Movement for a stand -up comedy challenge. Also, enjoy… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 28 - 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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