It’s Christmas time in New Orleans. Holiday celebrations in the Crescent City are all-encompassing. From the month long Christmas New Orleans Style, Dec. 1 thru Dec 31, with more than 100 festivities planned showcasing the cultural diversity of New Orleans to the New Years eve celebration in the French Quarter, there is something sure to entertain even the most dedicated Scrooge in every family.
Celebration in the Oaks – City Park has the largest family friendly gatherings for the holidays. The carnival and park are lit up and a great place to take the kids.
Levee Bonfires – One of the more famous traditions. The LEves come a blaze on Chritmas eve to help Santa find his way to nola. It’s a cool site to see via a quick drive. The party that is more of a local party for those that live on the river. So try to get an invite.
The Sugar Bowl – This year the Texas Longhorns and the Bulldogs from Gerorgi will duke it out for bragging rights.
St. Louis Cathedral Concert Series Free classical and jazz music concerts are held many night during the holidays in St. Louis Cathedral located inside of Jackson Square.
Running of the Santas – Get a Santa Costume and joing the pub crawl. The fun starts at the Rusty Nail and runs ends at Generations Hall with a big old party
New Orleans Bowl – The other College bowl game in the Big Easy.
Caroling in Jackson Square – Candles and lyric sheets are provided. A great family friendly event in the Frech Quarter.
New Year’s Eve in the French Quarter. One of the great city destinations to ring in the New Year.
Reveillon Dinners -Another Big Easy tradition. Many of the fine dining restaruant in nola roll out an extravagant multi course meal just for the holiday season.
Getting ready for Mardi Gras! – The first event kicks off the Mardi Gras season with the end of the 12th night. Phunny Phorty Pellas, a street car gone wild.
The Snow Machine – A cool snow machine next the the Harras Hotel, and many other cool holiday decormations are always good for a an hour or so of fun downtown.