New Orleans is an amazing place to be year round, but December is a special time to be here. NOLA is known as an amazing place to spend Christmas – and I can’t wait to share some if the festivities with you!
The New Orleans Online website is a tremendous resource for Christmas – New Orleans style. The website provides details about Revellion Dinners, Music, Nightlife, Shopping, and Holiday Events. I’ve highlighted a few “can’t miss” events, here.
Throughout the month of December, enjoy a holiday show featuring the vocal trio, Victory Belles. This Christmas performance features songs to put you in the spirit of the season. For more information see their website.
From December 7-9, enjoy the 13th Annual Holiday on the Boulevard Festival for a family festival and holiday marketplace. In true New Orleans flavor, party with local rhythms and celebrate Christmas NOLA style.
Speaking of New Orleans Christmas traditions, don’t miss the 37th Annual Holiday Home Tour on December 8-9. You have the opportunity to tour seven historic homes and take in the history, architecture, and festive decor.
For a very special event, check out the Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel Cruse. Throughout the weekends in December, embark on the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler with Papa Noel, and enjoy many Cajun traditions such as storytelling, treats – entertainment for the whole family!
Finally, on Christmas Eve, celebrate a long-standing Louisiana custom by touring the bonfires built to guide the Cajun Santa Clause, also known as Papa Noel. For more information, check out the Christmas Eve “Bonfire Adventure.
Looking for a more adult celebration? Take a steamboat on the Mississippi River and enjoy live jazz and an amazing holiday buffet and drinks in a dining room decorated in the Victorian Style. For more information, see Christmas Even on the Steamboat Natchez.
We hope this gives you a start in planning for the holidays in New Orleans – and we can’t wait to see you at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.