Are you searching for something to do this holiday season in New Orleans? As you know, there is always something wonderful going on in our city. Below are several holiday events that are taking place in and around New Orleans in December. Because we enjoy holiday events, we want to know if we missed anything. We encourage you to share your holiday events in our comments section below for all to enjoy.
Celebration in the Oaks
If you want to see some amazing Christmas lights, try the light exhibit in City Park. The event is open now through January 1 except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Children under 3 and Friends of City Park members are free and everyone else is just $9 per person. You can also purchase tickets for the train ride, including an unlimited ride ticket. For more information, including hours and directions, visit the City Park website.
Teddy Bear Tea
Join St. Nick and Mrs. Clause for a truly magical event at The Roosevelt Hotel. Children enter through the tunnel of Yuletide decoration in the hotel lobby before being treated to tea sandwiches, pastries, and other treats. Parents are treated to some adult-friendly beverages too! Each child receives a specially dressed souvenir toy bear. For tickets, specific dates, and more information, you can visit the hotel’s website.
Christmas in Lafreniere Park
Now through December 31, you can enjoy the wonder and beauty of spectacular holiday lights at Lafreniere Park 3000 Downs Boulevard, Metairie. The Park is decorated for the holidays with holiday lights in a variety of magical displays. You can walk or ride through the exhibit. A children’s carousel is open nightly and refreshments are available for purchase. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the event is free to everyone. Visit the website for more information.
The New Orleans Polar Express
Ride on an Amtrak train for an adventure based on the popular children’s book and movie. The one-hour train departs from the Union Passenger Terminal, located at 1001 Loyola Avenue. Everyone is encouraged to come in their pajamas for the ride. Hot chocolate and cookies are served during the ride, and everyone receives a souvenir sleigh bell. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website for The Polar Express train ride.
Come to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to enjoy this year’s NOLA ChristmasFest. Your family will have fun on the rock climbing wall, ice slide, ice skating rink, and carnival rides. There are also opportunities for photos with Santa Claus. Enjoy the Gingerbread House exhibit and the Christmas Tree display. The festival is open most days from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. You can get more information by visiting the event’s website.
We Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday Season
Attorney Fred Olinde and The Olinde Firm wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We also want you to know that we are here for you if you need us during the holidays. Call (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to request a free consultation with a New Orleans accident attorney.