No matter what or how you celebrate, there’s nothing quite like the glitz, glam, and joy that comes with the holiday season. While things might be different this year, there are still several ways that give the holidays in New Orleans the same look and festive feel as in the years past.
We’ve rounded up some of the most picturesque places during the holidays in New Orleans for you to experience and enjoy this season!
For the past 35 years, Celebration in the Oaks has been a staple of the holiday season here in the Crescent City. Each year from Thanksgiving Day through January 3, New Orleans City Park transforms into an illuminated oasis filled with holiday cheer and decor.
This year’s Celebration has pivoted to a 2.25 miles driving tour featuring a stunning holiday display. Guests can also explore activities at the Carousel Gardens for an added, festive experience.
As always, Jackson Square is a quintessential part of any trip to NOLA. Not to mention, an iconic backdrop for all of your snapshots and selfies. The holidays bring the Square’s beauty to the next level.
Bright red bows garnish the entry gate, decorated horse carriages line Decatur Street, a massive Christmas tree decorated to a tee overlooks the riverfront, and the smell of sweet Cafe du Monde beignets fill the air.
Hotels in New Orleans are always known for making stays memorable, and the holiday season adds to the hospitality experience. Dazzling decor can be found at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans, the ever-charming Windsor Court, and of course, the classic and stunning Roosevelt Hotel.
Before you shop til’ you drop, make sure to snap it up at Canal Place. The luxury shopping center puts up a stunning tree display that stretches over 20ft high and is topped with a massive star.
Nothing beats driving around the city in search of the most astonishing holiday home displays. The decor ranges from tradition to out-of-the-box, all beautiful nonetheless. St. Charles Avenue is a great place to begin. Take the streetcar down the famous street for an afternoon or evening of whimsical holiday hunting.