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December 15, 2021

New Orleans During the Holidays

New Orleans may not have snow-lined streets to remind you that it’s Christmas, but we do offer plenty of holiday activities to put you in the Christmas spirit! Whether it is viewing twinkling lights, belting out holiday carols, or sipping Christmas cocktails throughout the city, the holidays are a magical time in New Orleans.

If you are looking for family-friendly activities in New Orleans during the Holidays there are quite a few! Celebration in the Oaks, a gorgeous display of lights throughout City Park, is perfect to walk through, drive through, or bike through. This light festival has been around for decades and is vital to Park’s care and maintenance year-round. LUNA Fête, which is located at the Convention Center, is a free and public festival of light, art, and technology. It celebrates New Orleans’ creative industries and provides a memorable experience for people of all ages. Children and parents can also enjoy Teddy Bear Tea at The Roosevelt. After enjoying the beautiful lights of the Waldorf Wonderland in the hotel lobby, Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome your family to enjoy a presentation of delicious holiday food, specialty teas, and tasty pastries, as well as sparkling wine and mimosas for the adults. People of all ages can join together and sing carols by candlelight during the caroling in Jackson Square event. If you are trying to escape the city, head to St. James Parish to see the centuries-old tradition of lighting huge bonfires along the Mississippi River on Christmas Eve. Enjoy adult New Orleans during the holidays by bar hopping around the city. Appreciate specialty Christmas cocktails and decorations at Barrelproof, The Sazerac Bar, The Ritz-Carlton, Carousel Bar, Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29, and Bakery Bar. However you chose to spend it, the holidays in Greater New Orleans can’t be beaten!