Tradition is alive and well during the holiday season here in New Orleans. As the city gets decked out in twinkling lights and greenery, there’s a feeling of merriment is all around, and an abundance of festive ways to celebrate. Here are a few of our favorites. Dates and times for many activities have not yet been set, so check individual websites in December. Be sure to check out Avenue Inn’s Jing-a-Ling/Papa Noël Rates too, with special savings December 1-24, 2017!
Miracle on Fulton Street. It’s a winter wonderland with light shows, giant gingerbread displays, live entertainment and a towering decorated tree.
Adjacent to Harrah’s Casino Theater, Poydras Street and Fulton.
Holiday Concerts at St. Louis Cathedral. Stop by throughout December for music featuring top NOLA artists performing jazz, indie folk, zydeco, and gospel.
645 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans
St. Augustine Holiday Concerts. Hear more festive music by some of NOLA’s top jazz and gospel artists at the country’s oldest African-American Catholic church, a gorgeous setting for these special concerts. 1210 Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans
Revillion Dinners. Dating back to the mid-1800’s, these special feasts are a carryover from when Creoles would gather for dinner after midnight Mass. Enjoy them at restaurants throughout New Orleans. Choices range from a casual spread at the Gumbo Shop to an elegant feast at Antoine’s.
Caroling in Jackson Square. Join hundreds of people in this yearly tradition, as they gather together in candlelight to sing songs of the season.
December 17, 2017
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., caroling at 7:00 p.m.
Participation is free
Ice Skating at NOLA ChristmasFest. Tie on some ice skates for a spin around the large rink at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention. Twinkling lights and synchronized music add to the fun.
December 1 – 31, 2017
900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans
Harry Shearer and Judith Owen’s Christmas Without Tears. The talented New Orleans duo combine irreverent humor with music in a spirited variety show at Le Petit Theatre.
December 22 – 23, 2017
616-St. Peter St., New Orleans
Bonfires on the Levy. The banks of the Mississippi become a blaze of glowing light on Christmas Eve, as more than 100 bonfires—inspired by an old Cajun tradition—light the way for Papa Noël.
Oh, there are so many more merry things to see and do here during the holidays!
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