Top New Orleans Holiday Attractions
New Orleans is a special place to spend the holidays. It may not be a white Christmas, but the city does turn into a Winter Wonderland nonetheless. There are so many ways to enjoy and experience Christmas New Orleans Style. See our top picks for New Orleans holiday activities.
Holiday Fun in New Orleans
Creole Queen’s Cajun Holiday Tea – There’s no better way for your little ones to meet Papa Noel himself than on one of the four Cajun Holiday tea cruises on the Creole Queen this December. The Cajun version of Santa Claus will be in attendance with Mrs. Noel, a magician, a real-live alligator from the Louisiana swamp as well as other jolly holiday characters.
Celebration in the Oaks – A dazzling event for all ages, Celebration in the Oaks is an annual favorite New Orleans holiday tradition. Witness a spectacle of lights in the old oak trees of beautiful City Park, complete with rides, refreshments and countless photo opps.
Reveillon Dinners – An old Creole custom revived in present-day New Orleans, Reveillon Dinners are pre-fixe meals at some of the city’s top restaurants. There are up to 45 participating restaurants serving decadent holiday feasts at prices starting at $34 a person.
Hotel Deals – Don’t let holiday hotel prices get you down! There are plenty of great rooms available at reasonable prices. Check out the Christmas New Orleans Style lodging options that won’t break the bank. We serve all of these hotels in the French Quarter, CBD and Warehouse District, so your transporation will be taken care of, too!
Christmas in the District – Have an enchanting holiday experience on Fulton Street at Christmas in the District. Attractions include fantastic light displays, Christmas trees, kids’ activities, live reindeer and more!
Caroling in Jackson Square – A truly special holiday experience, Caroling in Jackson Square brings hundreds of people together to sing beloved Christmas carols by candlelight in New Orleans’ most famous landmark.
St. Louis Cathedral Concerts – Many New Orleans greats are on the Cathedral Concerts lineup this year, from Ellis Marsallis, Helen Gillet, Leroy Jones and many other performers and choruses. Enjoy the concerts in the gorgeous St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square from 6-7 p.m. for 12 nights starting November 20 through December 17.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise – Kick off the New Year with a bang on the Creole Queen’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise. Enjoy a front row seat to the fireworks extravaganza over the Mississippi River, plus an open call-brand bar, a late-night buffet, complimentary champagne, a DJ and breathtaking views of the Crescent City.