Get a FREE Christmas New Orleans Style Guidebook

You’ll find everything you need to celebrate December in New Orleans in this handy free guide. Papa Noël Hotel deals, Reveillon menus, a complete calendar of events, and more.


  • Follow Your Joy

    When the holiday season rolls around, New Orleans rolls out the red (and green!) carpet for our visitors. Join us in New Orleans for the holidays as we celebrate Christmas New Orleans Style!

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  • Reveillon Dinners

    Come indulge in a New Orleans Creole dining experience that dates back to the mid-1800s - Reveillon (REH-vee-on). The best restaurants in town serve up decadent four-course holiday meals in the spirit of this classic tradition.

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  • Celebration<br>in the Oaks

    City Park's famous oaks shine brilliantly with hundreds of thousands of twinkling white lights and breathtaking displays at one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country.

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  • Bonfires on<br/>the Levee

    Christmas arrives in a blaze of glory every year when huge, creatively built bonfires are lit at sundown on top of the Mississippi River levees. Lighting the way for St. Nick, it’s a spectacular sight you won’t want to miss!

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  • Caroling in<br/>the Square

    Tune up your vocal chords and join the happy throng in Jackson Square for the annual Caroling in the Square celebration. Your favorite songs at your favorite time of year, surrounded by warm camaraderie. Does it get any better than that?

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  • Holiday Home Tours

    Ever wondered what's inside some of our beautiful French Quarter and Garden District homes? Now’s your chance. These tours will take you inside to enjoy festive decorations and New Orleans hospitality.

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  • Cathedral Concerts

    Come make a joyful noise this December with gospel choirs, jazz bands, classical artists and more at this free concert series in historic St. Louis Cathedral.

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  • Holiday Shopping

    Looking for that special gift for that special someone in your life. There’s no better place in the world to find it than here. Fabulous artwork, chic boutique items, handcrafted jewelry and more.

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  • Holiday Cocktails

    This year, we asked local bartenders to create both classic and original cocktails to celebrate the Reveillon one-sip-at-a-time. We invite you to say “Cheers to the Holiday Season” with a variety of spirited libations throughout the month of December.

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  • NOLA ChristmasFest

    For the entire month of December you can bring your family down Convention Center Boulevard for dinner, dazzling light decorations, Santa carolers and more!

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