Christmas New Orleans Style!
This month-long event in December is a perfect way to celebrate for visitors and locals alike. Jackson Square fills with carolers, choirs and musical artists singing your favorite holiday music. You'll also enjoy free concerts, candlelight home tours and more. More than half of the almost 80 events are free of charge!
HIstorically, Reveillon Dinners were elaborate, family feasts served after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. While this practice has all but disappeared, local chefs have revived the tradition with a modern twist! As many as 40 local restaurants offer seasonal Reveillon dinners during the month of December, including The Grill Room.
This family-focused extravaganza at Morial Convention Center features an indoor ice skating rink, a variety of holiday-themed inflatables, photos with Santa, more than 70 Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and more! It's even open on Christmas Day so it's perfect for visitors to New Orleans during the holiday season.
An initiative by the Art Council New Orleans, LUNA Fête is a large-scale, open-air video and sound installation that includes a light and art display in Lafayette Square. This is a must-see for all visitors to New Orleans in December.
Join in the largest Carnival celebration in the country as New Orleans welcomes tens of thousands of revelers to witness the pageantry, parades and excitement of the festival of festivals.
And...in case you ever wondered, "When is Fat Tuesday?". Here's your answer: Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter and Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Easter can fall on any Sunday from March 23 to April 25 with the exact date to coincide with the first Sunday, after the full moon, following the Spring Equinox. There you have it! Voila!