Celebration in the Oaks: A New Orleans Holiday Gathering

Tired of all the usual Christmas and New Years activities?  Then stay at our New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, and catch a streetcar down to City Park to enjoy the Celebration in the Oaks:  a perfect holiday gathering event for the entire family!

Running through through January 1, 2012, this  festival of lights is one of the most beautiful in the country.  Last year saw over 122,000 people visit our holiday light event!

Featuring over 12 acres of exhibits, there is plenty to do and see at Celebration in the Oaks.  In fact, one night may not be enough time to enjoy it all!  Enjoy a stroll through the Botanical Garden, take the kids to the Storyland childrens theme park, enjoy the 16 rides in Carousel Gardens, skate some time away at the ice rink, and don’t miss the unique shopping experience in Artist Village featuring items made by local artists!  Lights abound at every turn, so the beauty of the event can be enjoyed throughout the park.

When:  through January 1, 2012 (closed December 24, 2011 and December 31, 2011)
Hours: Sunday thru Thursday: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., Friday from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., and Saturday from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Admission:  $7 per adult, young children under the age of 3 are free
Rides:  $3 per single ride, or $17 for unlimited-ride wrist-band

Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance and presented for admission.  If you forget, Avenue Inn innkeepers will gladly help you obtain tickets.

Celebration in the Oaks is a great way to celebrate the Holidays, and a perfect New Years Day activity.  Spend Christmas and New Years at our gorgeous New Orleans inn, catch the streetcar to City Park and Celebration in the Oaks, and then return to enjoy the warm, inviting comfort of your favorite guestroom at the inn!

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