Every Black Southern Belle loves spending time in New Orleans, from the food the people, this is a city that you don’t want to miss. If you are making your Christmas plans and want to try something, we are here to help and have NOLA on our mind. Today we have a list of Things to Do in New Orleans for Christmas and it is the perfect list for a weekend getaway this holiday season.
Things to Do in New Orleans for Christmas
Celebration in the Oaks: 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.
Réveillon Dinners: These are New Orleans Creole dining experiences that date 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.
Giant Gingerbread: Holiday gingerbread displays in hotels throughout New Orleans are unlike any other. From life-size Christmas trees with edible ornaments to gingerbread decorated houses and 16-foot tall replicas of St. Louis Cathedral, you never know what over-the-top gingerbread creations are in store, but the spicy sweet smell will certainly put you in the Christmas spirit.
Holiday Parades: It’s a well-known fact that most events in New Orleans are celebrated with a parade, and the holidays are no different. Every year, the Christmas Season in New Orleans is filled with many highlights – but none quite like the official holiday parade of the city: Krewe of Jingle, taking place on December 2.
NOLA ChristmasFest: This is your chance to 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. This year’s NOLA ChristmasFest takes place from December 16 – 30 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.
Caroling in Jackson Square: For most visitors and locals, this is the highlight of the Holiday Season in New Orleans. A holiday tradition that has been going on since 1946, Christmas Caroling in Jackson Square is a joyful, fun experience with the Square illuminated by hundreds of candles held by singers crooning Christmas favorites. This year, it takes place on December 17.
Bonfires on the Levee: Christmas arrives in a blaze of glory every year when huge, creatively built bonfires are lit at sundown on top of the Mississippi River levees. Lighting the way for Papa Noël, it’s a spectacular sight!
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