This post is about all the great events and activities in New Orleans during the holiday season. We list holiday-themed tours, dazzling light displays, traditional events, winter festivals, Christmas performances and more. Don’t forget to look into our packing tips for winter trips!
While Mardi Gras may be a big reason that New Orleans is a prime destination, Chrismas in NOLA is very enticing as well!
This city is rich in centuries-old folklore which contributes to the unique holiday traditions still celebrated today.
From Christmas Eve bonfires along the Mississippi River to sumptuous Réveillon feasts, caroling in Jackson Square to touring historic homes lit up for Christmas, there is no shortage of things to do in NOLA at the holidays.
TIP: You will definitely want to take a look at the December Weather before you pack for your trip!
Pay-What-You-Like Creole Christmas French Quarter Walking Tour
This Free Tours by Foot tour is designed to allow you to see the holiday lights while you are led through this historic neighborhood, learning about the Papa Noel story, traditional catholic creole Christmas observations, and Christmas bonfires.
You will also learn what makes a Creole Christmas decoration, which constitutes a Revellion dinner and finish off with the option to enjoy a holiday cocktail.
You will also hear a few non-Christmas related stories, learn about the distinct French Quarter architecture, the many traditions of the area, as well as its general history.
This post covers things to do in New Orleans in September, updated for 2019 and including a top 10 list as well as things you can enjoy at night, for free, or with the family. And don’t miss our free walking tours throughout New Orleans.
This section will focus on the most fun and interesting things to do in New Orleans this September. Whenever possible, we will make note of activities and attractions that are either family-friendly, free or fun after dark.