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"12 Days of…

Dec 20 - 23, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

Brunch with Santa at…

Dec 20 - 20, 2014
Join historical New Orleans characters at our annual Brunch with Santa and his… more

Cajun Holiday Tea…

Dec 20 - 20, 2014
Come pass a good time aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen with Papa Noel,… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas in the…

Dec 20, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015
Celebrate the season in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District with dazzling… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 20 - 20, 2014
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

Royal Teddy Bear Tea…

Dec 20 - 22, 2014
Little Princes & Princesses are crowned as they enter into our Magical… more

Brunch with Santa at…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Join historical New Orleans characters at our annual Brunch with Santa and his… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be both the Jazz… more

"12 Days of…

Dec 24 - 24, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

Zoo Year's Eve

Dec 31 - 31, 2014
Ring in the new year at Audubon Zoo with a little Creole spice. Grammy-award… more

Allstate Sugar Bowl…

Jan 1 - 1, 2015
Get to the Dome early for a first-rate tailgate party to be held at Champions… more

Wizard World New…

Jan 9 - 11, 2015
Show Hours: Friday, January 9, 2015: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015:… more

Bicentennial Jazz…

Jan 11 - 11, 2015
There is no better way to wrap up the week-long Battle of New Orleans… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 15 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Basquiat for…

Jan 17 - 17, 2015
Join poet Kelly Harris for a reading and performance of the children's book,… more

Closing Celebration…

Jan 24 - 24, 2015
Join us as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art remains open until midnight for ONE… more

The Smoothie King…

Feb 22 - 22, 2015
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

San Francisco…

Mar 7 - 8, 2015
This year's festival promises to be better than ever and has so much to offer … more

"12 Days of…

Dec 20 - 23, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

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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