NOLA ChristmasFest

At NOLA ChristmasFest, experience indoor family holiday fun featuring New Orleans’ only ice skating rink, the Kringle Carousel, carnival rides and inflatables, Santa and holiday characters, children’s crafts, decorated trees, dazzling lights, and more!

The Ice Skating Rink

During the month of December, festival-goers will have the chance to take a spin on the indoor ice-skating rink at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Made of real ice, the wintery wonderland extends 52 feet by 140 feet. While skaters are welcome to bring their own skates, a range of sizes will available onsite. This attraction is sure to brighten up holiday plans for visitors and locals alike. Get ready to bring the entire family to show their best camel spins, cross strokes, and triple axels.

Other Entertainment

This family-friendly celebration in the Crescent City’s Warehouse/Arts District will also feature two miles of lights (both indoors and outdoors!) and indoor Christmas activities. Kids of all ages will have a chance to meet special Christmas characters such as Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and all their friends. Professional photographers will be on hand to capture your special holiday memories and autographs will be available from all characters throughout the event.

Locals and visitors alike are invited to celebrate the Christmas season in New Orleans at NOLA ChristmasFest. A variety of ticket packages are available and nearby parking will be discounted for the event. For details about ticket prices and festival hours/dates, visit

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