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Celebrate the Season at New Orleans Christmas in the District!

Christmas in the District Schedule Of Events

December 1 - January 1:

December 1st Exterior lights on Convention Center Boulevard turn on
December 5th Light Up the District façade competitions for business & residences in the Warehouse District begins
December 10th Tree Decorating and teambuilding party for tree sponsors
December 11th Hospitality Holiday Industry Party hosted by the LRA/GNOHLA/NOCVB
December 12th Christmas in the District opens in the Great Hall of NOMCC at 5:00pm (Please see website for complete
December 14th Santa Paws NOLA - a holiday themed pet costume parade and Second Line Parade benefiting the LA/SPCA
December 19th Light Up the District competition winner announced
December 24th Christmas in the District activities end
January 1st Exterior lights on Convention Center Boulevard turn off

Thank you for supporting Christmas in the District. For information, call (504) 524-0188 or email us at

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Anita Oubre of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Wins 2014 Spirit of Hospitality Award

 Anita ouvre HeadshotCraig Hulford, General Manager of the New Orleans Hotel Collection has announced that longtime employee Anita Oubre, is winner of the 2014 Spirit of Hospitality Award.  Anita was presented her award at The 23rd Annual Silver Plume Award ceremony  held on September 3 at  the Sheraton New Orleans  and coordinated by WHERE New Orleans Magazine.  Nominees must meet the following criteria: New Orleans hospitality professional that is not a concierge; actively promotes and supports New Orleans tourism and the community at large; has infused the industry with their energy, enthusiasm and commitment over the years; continues to set high standards for the tourism profession; and provides support and encouragement to their hotel employees.
Dillard University presents the Traveling Exhibit "Children, Youth & Civil Rights, 1951-1968: A Student Art Exhibit and Lecture Series: "Children and Young Peoples Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement"

Oct. 10 - Nov. 21, 2014
Will Alexander Library

For more information contact the Will Alexander Library.

ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc., a DMC Network Company Hires Laurene Miller, Director of Sales

Laurene Miller HeadshotACCENT on Arrangements, Inc., a DMC Network Company is pleased to announce that Laurene Miller has been awarded the position of Director of Sales. With more years in the New Orleans hospitality industry than Laurene cares to admit, she has most recently worked for the Destination Management Sector of the industry including Co. President/ Owner of VIP: Room Solutions, and Tele-Phonics, a training and temp. service company specifically for Hotel and Casino Sales.; however she has also been part of the sales teams of several prominent hotels including the Hotel Monteleone, The Royal Sonesta Hotel, The Roosevelt, The Westin Canal Place, Le Meridian and The Embassy Suites.

Bringing her unique and impressive array of talents to ACCENT, she has traveled around the globe promoting New Orleans as a premier destination. The most memorable time of her career to date was representing New Orleans as part of the Convention Sales team of the Greater New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. Laurene has also represented Reno/ Lake Tahoe in the National forum where she has kept in touch with many friends and colleagues.

Laurene's favorite saying is one she remembers from her late husband Terral: ‘Whatever your mind can perceive, you make yourself believe and you can achieve". She feels so lucky to have learned from so many strong leaders that evolved from the city's Travel and Tourism Industry.

Miller is a graduate of University of New Orleans with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism which shows through her eternal passion for the city. Most recently, Laurene acquired her registered tour guide license at Delgado in order to make her City Tours and famous site inspections official.

"We are so delighted to have Laurene as part of the ACCENT team. Her knowledge and professionalism is perfect fit for our organization as we increase our commitment to not only our clients but the hospitality industry as a whole by providing an elevated standard in DMC services," said Diane Lyons CMP, DMCP - President of ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc., a DMC Network Company."

Four Points FQ Logo Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter invites you to the Opera.
2014-2015 French Quarter opera performances
Featuring Bon Operatit! and New Orleans Opera Association
*All performances are on Wednesdays and start at 7pm
Contact - 504-524-7611 or


Free Kinder Garden for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregiver at Longue Vue. LOnguw Vue Kinder Garden Logo
Visit our website to see dates and learn more! 
Contact: 504-293-4720


Hotel Le Marais of the New Orleans Hotel Collection receives highest HolidayCheck Quality Selection Award

The Hotel Le Marais, a boutique hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection announced that is has received the coveted   HolidayCheck "Quality Selection "award from the worldwide travel company.  
New Orleans Hotel Collection Named one of New Orleans "BEST PLACES TO WORK"

New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine has announced that the New Orleans Hotel Collection is among its honorees for its 12th annual Best Places to Work special publication and event.

International Culture Exchange Organization Offers Chinese Language Classes

We provide Chinese Language classes and personal tutor all year round.

The Fall Chinese class will start on August 30th - December 15th.

Classes for different levels.

Time: Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Location: Tulane uptown campus Edward Hebert Hall, building #7.


2014-15 Season dates, times, locations, and a new production announced

Southern Rep Theatre is pleased to announce details about its 2014-15 Mainstage Season, including new information on locations, dates and times, as well as unveiling a new addition to its Lagniappe Series: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Doris Baizley and featuring John "Spud" McConnell who returns as the iconic Scrooge in December 2014.

Visit for more information.


National WWII Museum Accepts Original Robert Capa Photograph 

New Orleanians David and Tiffany Oestreicher Donate Black-and-White Photo


New Orleans Ballet Association presents Stars of the American Ballet

Friday, November 7th at 8pm at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
Featuring stars from the New York City and Houston Ballets.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact: 504.522.0996 or 

Dillard University Theater Department's 79th Season presents Wole Soyinka's The Lion And The Jewel 

Nov. 7-9, 14-16, 2014
Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts & Communications Center Theater, Friday & Saturday showings at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm
Contact the Theater department for details
Join Dillard University for the Presidential Lecture Series presents BRAIN FOOD featuring Misty Copeland - Phenomenal ballet soloist with the American Ballet Theater and Author of Life in Motion.

Nov. 11, 2014

Professional Schools & Sciences Building Georges Auditorium
7:00pm - Book Signing following the lecture
Free and Open to the Public

For more information contact Michelle Matthew at or visit


The Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association Announces The 8th Annual Central City Festival!

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

1600-1700 Blocks of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans


The New Orleans Hotel Collection Launches Papa Noel Room Rate Specials for the City's Christmas New Orleans Style Festival in December


Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport announces Holiday "Gingerbread Tea"
Saturday, December 20, 2014

'Tis the Season for Holiday Teas - Celebrate the season with tea and treats at Longue Vue House & Gardens
Family Holiday Tea
December 6th & 13th
1pm - 3pm
Enjoy crafts and photo with Santa.

Holiday Tea
December 9th, 11th, 16th & 20th
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Reservations are required.

For more information or to make reservations contact: 504.488.5488 or visit