As 2022 is winding down, it is time for every resident in New Orleans and all the very welcome guests to begin planning their holiday season and celebrations. Sure, it is easy to overcommit your time at this hectic yet festive time of the year. But anyone who has experienced the holiday season in New Orleans knows that some must-see events will lift your spirit and bring out the wide-eyed child inside of even the most frazzled and weary adult.
Add Some Wildlife To Your Holiday And Bring A Smile To A Sick Child
The Audubon Zoo has partnered with the Children’s Hospital to create a magical holiday light display that brings the animal kingdom to life. This massive display delivers a wildlife safari experience that is larger than life and includes lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, and more. Never before have these creatures been displayed in such a unique and mesmerizing manner. After a tour, guests can enjoy live entertainment and visit the marketplace to purchase holiday gifts made by local artists. And be sure to stop in and create a cheerful holiday message for the children who are spending their holiday in the hospital. This event will surely get you in the holiday spirit and lift the mood of the ill children at Children’s Hospital.
Celebrate The Holiday In City Park
Everyone in the state knows that the most amazing holiday lights display can only be found at Celebration in the Oaks at City Park. This fantastic creation is a labor of love that raises money to fund the care of the park for the entire year and has been a community tradition since the 1980s. The 2.5-mile driving tour showcases over a million lights, and guests enjoy unlimited rides in the amusement area and access to the botanical garden.
Christmas Magic In New Orleans
Nowhere else in New Orleans will you see snow dripping from tree branches. But at City Park, a massive tree is adorned with over a million LED bulbs and more than 65,000 feet of rope lights to create the illusion of snow in NOLA! After this exciting adventure, guests are welcome to stroll the 25-acre park to experience its holiday transformation. Visitors cannot help but feel that they have been transported to a magical animated holiday venue where miracles happen, and everyone believes in Santa.
So Many Ways To See The Celebration
The Celebration is open from November 24 to January 1 to brighten your holiday and help continue the care of this local landmark and community treasure. Bring the entire family for a car ride through this wonderland, or make it a special date night to stroll hand in hand and feel like a kid again. The driving tour will last roughly 30 – 45 minutes, and you can also book a tour with a limo or van to add to the fun. Other options include walking and bike tours for a more up close and personal experience. But be sure to purchase tickets soon, so you don’t miss this epic event.