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Celebration in the…

Dec 03, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 3 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 3 - 3, 2016
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

Holiday Gingerbread…

Dec 3 - 3, 2016
Reserve Seats to Red Fish Grill's Annual Gingerbread House Building Workshops… more

Krewe of Jingle Parade

Dec 3 - 3, 2016
Back for its ninth year, New Orleans' official holiday parade, the "Krewe… more

Magazine St. Holiday…

Dec 3 - 18, 2016
Dat Dog’s Magazine Street location will also transform during the first… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 3 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
  French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly presents the free… more

Create a Cig Presents…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
Create A Cig in Kenner will be hosting a nonprofit event Pictures with Santa… more

The NORDC/NOBA Center…

Dec 4 - 4, 2016
 It's that time of year again! This holiday season, bring the whole family… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 5 - 5, 2016
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly presents the free Christmas New… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 6 - 6, 2016
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly presents the free Christmas New… more

Winn-Dixie presents…

Dec 6 - 6, 2016
Meet New Orleans Saints players, mascots and Saintsations while helping feed… more

Luna Fete: 2016

Dec 7 - 10, 2016
    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 8 - 8, 2016
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly presents the free Christmas New… more

Free Photos with…

Dec 9 - 17, 2016
Enjoy cocoa, cookies, and free photos with Santa. The former site of the D.H.… more

Holiday Movies on the…

Dec 9 - 16, 2016
The Downtown Development District and Riverwalk present three weekends of free… more

The Franchise

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 10 - 10, 2016
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

Deanie‚Äôs Holiday Kids…

Dec 10 - 18, 2016
Join us for the fourth annual Deanie's Seafood's Holiday Kids Sing-Along… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 03, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Tax Free Shopping

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

French Market 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, and many more stores.  Tax Free stores also include manufacturer outlets, department stores, jewelry stores, art and antique stores, computer and electrical appliance retailers, 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 with the associated sales receipt or invoice.  To obtain the refund at the "Refund Center" in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the 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 along with your 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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