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Light Up Your Holiday in New Orleans

November 27 2018 | News

Whether it’s Mardi Gras, Halloween or Christmas, New Orleans really puts on a show. All over town, you’ll find grand hotels, mansions, cute little shotguns and even streetcars and steamboats decked out in their holiday finery. Take a break from the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping to just do a little looking. Book your hotel from the French Quarter Collection now.

Celebration in the Oaks

Thousands of people follow the lights to New Orleans City Park every year for Celebration in the Oaks, a beloved month-long light show. Hop a miniature train and ride through the park which has been transformed into a magical winter wonderland by hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. Don’t miss the “Cajun Night Before Christmas,” the “Who Dat Tree,” Mr. Bingle, a snowman loved by generations of New Orleanians and more. 

Audubon Zoo Lights

New Orleans is going wild over the debut of Audubon Zoo Lights. Come see light displays and silk-lightened replicas of animals all around the zoo. Enjoy holiday story time, arts and crafts, caroling and more. Drive, Uber or take the Magazine Street bus from Canal Street. 

Luna Fête

Come celebrate the Tricentennial of New Orleans at Luna Fête in Lafayette Square, just a short walk or streetcar ride from the French Quarter through the CBD. Every year, Gallier Hall is transformed with amazing video projection-mapping. You won’t want to miss it. 

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