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What to See and Do in New Orleans Over Thanksgiving Weekend


Thanksgiving Fun in New Orleans

Thanksgiving weekend offer lots of possibilites in New Orleans. In fact, fall is one of the best times to plan a vacation in New Orleans. The weather is beautiful, and there are a lot of special events from Labor Day through the end of the year. Here are the best of fall events in New Orleans.

The Fair Grounds Race Track

Thanksgiving day is a great day to enjoy the sport of kings at the Fair Grounds Race Course. It's opening day at the Fairgrounds. The food is excellent and the horse racing is first class.

The Bayou Classic College Football Game

Every Thanksgiving weekend, the Southern Jaguars and the Grambling Tigers meet in one of the greatest rivalries in college football. It happens in the Louisiana Superdome and is the biggest event of the weekend, except maybe for the turkey, the Bayou Classic.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Of course you'll be looking for a great meal with all the trimings on Thanksgiving day. Here's my list of best places for a holiday meal in New Orleans.

Christmas Shopping

The day after Thanksgiving is a day to shop. Magazine Street with over six miles of locally owned shops, antique stores and restaurants is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts for everyone, including pets.

Celebration in the Oaks

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving the lights are turned on at Celebration in the Oaks, New Orleans' premier Christmas event. It's a spectacular not-to-be missed event that lasts until January 2.

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