New Orleans tends to dance to its own beat any time of year, but at Christmastime, it’s magical. If you are planning to stay with us during the holidays, be sure to note the top places to see and experience throughout the City. There are many events during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of the decorations will be up by Thanksgiving, so don’t delay making your reservations at Balcony Guest House. Here are some things to put on your “Don’t Miss” list.
“Celebration in the Oaks” in City Park is New Orleans’ most beloved holiday event. Centuries-old live oak trees trimmed with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights create a wonderland like no other. It begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs until early January.
“Running of the Santas”, December 9, 2017, is an unbelieveable event held in the Warehouse District. Attendees are encouraged to dress like Santa. Drink specials are offered throughout the Warehouse District and there’s a costume contest in the evening.
“Lobby Lighting at the Roosevelt Hotel” is one of the most popular places to experience a Christmas wonderland. Be sure to bring your camera!
“Caroling in Jackson Square” by candlelight will be held on December 17, 2017, Jackson Square. The joy of Christmas sung against the backdrop of St. Louis Cathedral is inspiring for all.
The “NOLA Christmas Fest” is an indoor festival held December 21 – 31 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and includes an ice skating rink, carnival rides and more.
“Miracle on Fulton Street”, one of the city’s most popular outdoor lighting displays, occurs in the one block long pedestrian-only Fulton Street Mall. Christmas trees, lights, mistletoe and fleur de lis ornaments decorate the area. Live and recorded music fills the air, artificial snow falls occasionally, and Santa is out there every day.
These are just a few of the events taking place which should convince you that New Orleans is the place to be during the holidays. Please consider staying with us in Balcony Guest House and dining with us in our restaurant, Silk Road, located on the first floor below the B&B.