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  • Celebration in the Oaks
    This special, month-long light show in City Park hosts hundreds of thousands of colorful lights and illuminated outdoor displays to showcase the holiday season in New Orleans. An annual tradition that...
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  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
    Every year, the Louisiana Superdome hosts the New Orleans Bowl, a post-season college bowl game certified by the NCAA. The game is played between the Sun Belt conference champions and a team from...
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  • Caroling in Jackson Square
    For most visitors and locals, this is the highlight of the Holiday Season in New Orleans. A holiday tradition that has been going on since 1946, Christmas Caroling in Jackson Square is a joyful, fun...
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  • NOLA ChristmasFest
    At NOLA ChristmasFest, experience indoor family holiday fun featuring New Orleans’ only ice skating rink, the Kringle Carousel, carnival rides and inflatables, Santa and holiday characters, children’s...
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  • Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee
    There are many colorfully imaginative traditions dating back to the earliest Cajun settlers of the regions of southern Louisiana to the west and north of New Orleans. One of them is the lighting of...
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  • Allstate Sugar Bowl
    One of the greatest college football traditions takes place in New Orleans every year when the Sugar Bowl, the second oldest bowl game in the country, comes to town. This year’s AllState Sugar Bowl...
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  • Krewe du Vieux Parade
    During the earliest years of New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations, satire was often the theme of the major krewes' parades. Over time, less controversial themes evolved, such as mythology, historical...
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  • Krewe of Cleopatra Parade
    The Krewe of Cleopatra is named for the Egyptian Queen of the Nile, an actual person rather than a mythological figure like the namesakes of most Mardi Gras krewes. The club was founded in 1972 as the...
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  • Holiday Cocktails
    There’s nothing more festive than a holiday toast when New Orleans is done up in its seasonal finery.  Stands to reason that Christmas cheer abounds in the city where the cocktail was...
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    Holiday Tea
    Make reservations early to share the magic of this much-loved Christmas custom.
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