Christmas in New Orleans

Dec 9 - 31

Christmas New Orleans Style

There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of… more
Dec 9 - 10

Luna Fete: 2016

    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to once again position iconic local… more
Dec 9 - 24

Miracle on Fulton Street

NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread replica of the St. Louis Cathedral… more
Dec 16 - 30

NOLA ChristmasFest

The Fourth Annual NOLA ChristmasFest invites one and all to immerse in the Christmas spirit with an indoor,… more
Dec 9 - 31

Christmas New Orleans Style

There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of… more
Dec 9 - 10

Luna Fete: 2016

    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to once again position iconic local… more

Celebration in the Oaks
Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans' City Park remains one of the most beautiful holiday light exhibitions in the country, attracting more than 122,000 people last year.  Stroll through a park filled with 100-year-old oak trees twinkling with holiday cheer.

Walk through the Botanical Garden and Storyland, an amusement area aglow with holiday magic! Or strap on some ice skates and zip around a synthetic ice rink. Tickets are $7 and children under the age of three are free.

For more information please visit: www.celebrationintheoaks.com

Reveillon Dinners
There's nothing like a New Orleans Reveillon, an old French Creole holiday dining tradition available in restaurants all over the city with affordable prix fixe menus. Sample dishes like Absinthe Oyster Soup and Sugarcane Smoked Muscovy Duck Breast that will make you wish Christmas was a year-long event.

And many New Orleans restaurants are open for the holidays. Enjoy a four-course meal at one New Orleans' famed restaurants on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve or New Years Day starting at $30 a person.

Or, learn the secrets of local cuisine from New Orleans chefs at the beautiful new Market Fare Stage in the historic French Market. Celebrated chefs share their Reveillon recipes at these free cooking demonstrations and samplings. Come early, as seating is limited.

For more information please visit: https://holiday.neworleansonline.com/reveillon/

St. Louis Cathedral Christmas Concert Series
Some of New Orleans' greatest artists will come together and perform Christmas concerts in the historic St. Louis Cathedral. Listen to Ellis Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield and many more play Christmas favorites in one of the most elegant landmarks in New Orleans.

Concerts are select days in December and start at 6 p.m.

Jackson Square will also be filled with Christmas voices. Join them for caroling in December.

For more information please visit: https://holiday.neworleansonline.com/


Pick up one-of-a-kind Christmas Gifts
Santa himself will be jealous of the treasures you will find in New Orleans' great shops, boutiques and markets. Stroll along Magazine Street to find something perfect for your fashionista, or visit Royal Street for that person who is impossible to buy for. Shopping for the cook in the family? Check out the French Market and scoop up regional homemade jams or spice rubs only found in New Orleans.


Take a tour
Snuggle up in a horse-drawn carriage or break out your walking shoes to see the magic of the French Quarter draped in garland and twinkling lights.  Many historical houses offer holiday tours showcasing magical decorations in settings from long ago. 

For more information please visit: www.neworleansonline.com/holiday


Bonfires on the Levee

A tradition dating back to Cajun settlers of the regions of southern Louisiana to the west and north of New Orleans, the lighting of the bonfires along the Mississippi River on Christmas Eve was intended to light the way for "Papa Noël," the Cajun Santa Claus, or according to other accounts was a way to light the path to the nearest Catholic Church for Mass. At dusk, usually around 7:00 p.m., the structures are doused with flammable liquids and set ablaze, lighting the sky and the surrounding area with towering flames that would be impossible for Papa Noël and his reindeer to miss.

For more information please visit: https://holiday.neworleansonline.com/traditions/christmas-eve-bonfires-on-the-levee/


NOLA ChristmasFest

At NOLA ChristmasFest, experience indoor family holiday fun featuring New Orleans' only ice skating rink, the Kringle Carousel, carnival rides and inflatables, Santa and holiday characters, children's crafts, decorated trees, dazzling lights and more!

This year, NOLA ChristmasFest is proud to bring back an attraction to New Orleans that locals haven't seen since the 1980s, a real, indoor ice-skating rink! During the month of December, festival-goers will have the chance to take a spin on the ice at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center!

For more information, please visit: http://nolachristmasfest.com/

Celebrate the Holidays Downtown with Canal Street: Home for the Holidays!
http://downtownnola.com/holidays/

 

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Thursday Nov 17, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 17 – December 31, 2016
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  • Location: New Orleans
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Friday Nov 18, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 18 – December 31, 2016
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  • Location: New Orleans
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Saturday Nov 19, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 19 – December 31, 2016
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  • Location: New Orleans
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Sunday Nov 20, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 20 – December 31, 2016
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  • Location: New Orleans
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Monday Nov 21, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 21 – December 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: New Orleans
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Tuesday Nov 22, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 22 – December 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: New Orleans
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There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of uniquely New Orleans holiday activities taking place throughout December. Experience the magic o... more
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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 22, 2016
Join us at the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Take in the twinkling lights and seasonal splendor as we light up downtown New Orleans with a beautifu... more
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 22 – 27, 2016
The New Orleans Theatre Association proudly presents the New Orleans premiere of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The Saenger Theatre Nov. 22 – 27, 2016. Hailed by... more
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Miracle on Fulton Street

November 22 – December 24, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Fulton Street
  • Time: Varies by day, see event description for details.
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread replica of the St. Louis Cathedral in the hotel lobby Giant ornament leading guests to a landscape of glittering trees and spa... more
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Saenger Theatre Presents - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 22 – 27, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Saenger Theatre
  • Address: 1111 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Venue: Saenger Theatre
  • Time: Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 8:00 pm; Saturday 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) ... more
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Wednesday Nov 23, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 23 – December 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: New Orleans
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There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of uniquely New Orleans holiday activities taking place throughout December. Experience the magic o... more
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 23 – 27, 2016
The New Orleans Theatre Association proudly presents the New Orleans premiere of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The Saenger Theatre Nov. 22 – 27, 2016. Hailed by... more
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Miracle on Fulton Street

November 23 – December 24, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Fulton Street
  • Time: Varies by day, see event description for details.
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread replica of the St. Louis Cathedral in the hotel lobby Giant ornament leading guests to a landscape of glittering trees and spa... more
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Saenger Theatre Presents - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 23 – 27, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Saenger Theatre
  • Address: 1111 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Venue: Saenger Theatre
  • Time: Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 8:00 pm; Saturday 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) ... more
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Thursday Nov 24, 2016

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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 24 – December 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: New Orleans
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There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of uniquely New Orleans holiday activities taking place throughout December. Experience the magic o... more
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 24 – 27, 2016
The New Orleans Theatre Association proudly presents the New Orleans premiere of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The Saenger Theatre Nov. 22 – 27, 2016. Hailed by... more
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Miracle on Fulton Street

November 24 – December 24, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Fulton Street
  • Time: Varies by day, see event description for details.
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread replica of the St. Louis Cathedral in the hotel lobby Giant ornament leading guests to a landscape of glittering trees and spa... more
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Saenger Theatre Presents - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 24 – 27, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Saenger Theatre
  • Address: 1111 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Venue: Saenger Theatre
  • Time: Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 8:00 pm; Saturday 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
  • Visit Website
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) ... more
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Friday Nov 25, 2016

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Celebration in the Oaks

November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • Address: Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Time: Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday - Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of the most beautiful holiday light exhibits in the country. Closed November 28-December 1, December 24th and December 31st.&n... more
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Christmas New Orleans Style

November 25 – December 31, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: New Orleans
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There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans Style, a celebration of uniquely New Orleans holiday activities taking place throughout December. Experience the magic o... more
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Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 25 – 27, 2016
The New Orleans Theatre Association proudly presents the New Orleans premiere of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at The Saenger Theatre Nov. 22 – 27, 2016. Hailed by... more
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Holiday Pet Portraits with Santa Paws

November 25, 2016
  • Location: Superior Honda
  • Address: 1845 Westbank Expy, Harvey, LA 70058
  • Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Has your four-legged friend had superior behavior this year? Santa Paws is coming to town, and he wants to pose for a photo with you and your pup to assist Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) in saving a... more
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Miracle on Fulton Street

November 25 – December 24, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Fulton Street
  • Time: Varies by day, see event description for details.
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread replica of the St. Louis Cathedral in the hotel lobby Giant ornament leading guests to a landscape of glittering trees and spa... more
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Saenger Theatre Presents - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

November 25 – 27, 2016
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Saenger Theatre
  • Address: 1111 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Venue: Saenger Theatre
  • Time: Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 pm; Friday 8:00 pm; Saturday 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
  • Visit Website
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) ... more
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Saturday Nov 26, 2016

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Celebration in the Oaks

November 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • Address: Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Time: Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday - Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Visit Website
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of the most beautiful holiday light exhibits in the country. Closed November 28-December 1, December 24th and December 31st.&n... more
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