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Celebrate the Holidays
New Orleans Style

A New Orleans Creole dining experience that dates back to the mid-1800s. The Creoles celebrated the start of Christmas with a big family meal when they returned home from midnight mass. Today the best restaurants in town serve up decadent four-course holiday meals in the spirit of this classic tradition.

Réveillon (REH-vee-on)

A long dinner held on the evenings preceding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The name of this dinner is based on the French word réveil (meaning “waking”), because participation involves staying awake until midnight and beyond.

Ever wondered what’s inside our beautiful historic, private homes? Home tours are virtual this year, allowing you to take a stroll inside and enjoy festive decorations and one-of-a-kind architecture from the comfort of your home.

City Park’s centuries-old live oak trees shine brilliantly with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking displays. This is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country.

New Orleans is a city unlike any other, and the same goes for our holiday shopping. Shop online or mask up and shop in store this holiday season to find the perfect present. 

Another favorite holiday tradition in New Orleans are festive concerts at St. Louis Cathedral and St. Augustine Church. This year, concerts are virtual and can be watched online