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ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

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Nov 28 - 28, 2014
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Christmas in the…

Dec 01, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015
Celebrate the season in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District with dazzling… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 1 - 18, 2014
Local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly… more

“Naughty + Nice”…

Dec 3 - 3, 2014
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 – "Christmas Vacation"   W New… more

9th Annual Lighting…

Dec 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta officially kicks off the holidays with the 9th Annual… more

The Musical…

Dec 4 - 5, 2014
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old:… more

Cajun Holiday Tea…

Dec 6 - 6, 2014
Come pass a good time aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen with Papa Noel,… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 6 - 6, 2014
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

Vince Vance Kids…

Dec 6 - 14, 2014
Book now for New Orleans' only live holiday music show for kids, the Vince… more

Brunch with Santa at…

Dec 7 - 7, 2014
Join historical New Orleans characters at our annual Brunch with Santa and his… more

The NORDC/NOBA Center…

Dec 7 - 7, 2014
 It's that time of year again! This holiday season, bring the whole family… more

“Naughty + Nice”…

Dec 10 - 10, 2014
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 – "Home Alone" W New Orleans -… more

"12 Days of…

Dec 12 - 12, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

"12 Days of…

Dec 13 - 14, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

Cajun Holiday Tea…

Dec 13 - 13, 2014
Come pass a good time aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen with Papa Noel,… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 13 - 13, 2014
Join us for the  Dinner with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 13 - 13, 2014
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

Family Workshop: Toys…

Dec 13 - 13, 2014
Toy production almost completely ceased during the Second World War; this meant… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
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Tax Free Shopping

Did you know Louisiana was the first state in the U.S. to offer sales tax refunds to international visitors?!  This means: International visitors to the state of Louisiana are finding a shopping paradise in Louisiana- providing a sales tax refund for international shoppers on purchases made at nearly 900 tax free stores. 

Shopping

Not to be confused with "duty free" shops at international departure terminals in airports, "Louisiana Tax Free Shopping" is available at well known retail stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Best Buy, Macy's, J.C. Penney, Gucci, The Gap, Sears, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Coach, etc.  Tax Free stores also include manufacturer outlets, other department stores, jewelry stores, art and antique stores, computers and electrical appliances, as well as hundreds of smaller specialty shops throughout the state.  Most of the major shopping centers in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area are tax-free zones.

The sales tax refund is provided on tangible items purchased at tax-free stores and permanently removed from the United States.  There is no refund for sales taxes paid for personal services, such as: hotels, restaurants, entertainment and transportation.

Ladies Shopping

When making a purchase and showing a foreign passport or current official picture identification, the international visitor pays the purchase price, including the sales tax, and is given a voucher, along with the associated sales receipt or invoice.  To obtain the refund at the "Refund Center" in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Downtown Refund Center located in Riverwalk Marketplace next to the Convention Center, or the main branch of Capital One Bank in Lafayette and Shreveport, you must present all vouchers and corresponding sales receipts, passport and international travel ticket.  The refund is paid in U.S. currency up to $500.  Checks are issued on refunds over $500.  Refunds can also be obtained by mail.

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