For Immediate Release:
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November 2, 2015 (New Orleans, La.) - The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today announced that NOLA ChristmasFest tickets are available online at The third annual NOLA ChristmasFest will kick off on Friday, December 18 and continue through Sunday, December 27.

NOLA ChristmasFest 2015 will feature the only indoor ice skating rink in New Orleans as well as an amazing walk-through maze, themed inflatables and rides such as the Kringle Carousel, Winter Whirl, Snowball Fight and Snowy Summit Climbing Wall. NOLA ChristmasFest visitors will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa and several of his North Pole friends. The Christmas festival will take place inside Hall B at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will be open from noon to 8 p.m. each day during the 10-day holiday celebration. Special hours on Christmas Eve are from noon to 5 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

NOLA ChristmasFest will display thousands of dazzling lights and more than 70 Christmas trees decorated by New Orleans businesses. Additionally, Convention Center Boulevard will once again be draped in holiday décor and mesmerizing lights synced to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

Dozens of businesses and organizations are already getting involved with NOLA ChristmasFest. Anyone looking to participate in this year's Christmas Festival can visit the sponsor tab on the website where sponsorships are still available for the ice skating rink, carnival rides and the signature Christmas trees. Businesses can also host their corporate holiday parties and events at NOLA ChristmasFest by emailing

NOLA ChristmasFest is sponsored by Entergy, Capital One, UnitedHealthcare, P&N Postlethwaite & Netterville, Raising Cane's, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and is presented by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and trade shows annually, and one of the city's "Top Workplaces." A leading rainmaker of the city's hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $50.03 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $3.12 billion in new tax revenues. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the MCCNO has welcomed nearly 15 million visitors through its doors.