The holiday season is always fun in New Orleans, with great shopping, holiday home and garden tours and great college football, New Orleans is the place to be. There are festivals, tree lightings, caroling, concerts and much more. You can view the Christmas Guide Book online to get all the infomration you need by clicking here.
These Christmas concerts at St. Louis Cathedral are scheduled at 6 pm on many occasions in December.
A wonderful 19th Century Creole tradition, Reveillon Dinners are still celebrated in restaurants all over New Orleans.
Whether it's the Beauregard-Keyes House, Gallier House, the Lousiana Museum's 1850's house, the Old Ursuline Convent, or and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum in the French Quarter, or the Garden District Uptown, New Orleans residences are beautifully decorated for the holidays and many are open to the public.
There's just nothing more elegant than a Christmas Tea. with all the holiday decorations, music and festive munchies, teas are a great way to spend and afternoon. Many teas are Teddy Bear Teas, especially designed for moms and grandmothers to enjoy with the kids.
The Sugar Bowl is a great time for college football fans.
Skip the malls and shop New Orleans style on Magazine Street and the French Quarter.
8. Holiday Character Strolls
The “Louisiana Living History Project” sponsors this popular tradition, as famous Louisiana characters stroll through the French Quarter, telling their stories and cementing their place in history. This happens all through the month of December.
The New Orleans Bowl is held every December and is a fun college football weekend.
the great divide between the old Creole section of the city and the American Secter is one of the widest main streets in America and is the center of New Orleans' holiday lights, and celebrations. The lighting of Canal Street usually takes place right before Thanksgiving and includes a parade and street parties.
For a complete list of all holiday events in New Orleans this holiday season, check the official city website.