Save the dates, everyone! Luna Fête by Arts New Orleans is back in the Crescent City from December 7-10, and here's the exciting part—it's all about free festivities!

Picture this: a transformed Pedestrian Park with illuminated runways showcasing avant-garde costumes and couture. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening, experience the magic, courtesy of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and New Orleans & Company. Award-winning creative studio DECIDE KIT from Thailand will illuminate Hall D's façade at the convention center, with hourly light-based art projects spreading across 7.5 acres of the Pedestrian Park and Mississippi River Heritage Park.

Beyond the mesmerizing visuals, indulge in nightly arts markets, delectable food, drinks, and more merriment. Now, let's dive into the pre and post-Luna Fête plans, shall we?

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Miss River

Where to Eat Near LUNA Fête

Mulate’s – The Original Cajun Restaurant

A Cajun-style haven, blending dining and dancing with authentic cuisine and live music.


Chef Donald Link's homage to traditional Cajun Southern dishes with locally sourced ingredients.

Miss River

A James Beard Award-winning chef's tribute to Louisiana's culinary legacy, offering personalized service and culturally rich dishes with festive holiday décor.

Ernst Café

New Orleans' oldest continually operated bar, located in the historic Warehouse District.

Pêche Seafood Grill

A modern approach to coastal seafood, highlighting Gulf delicacies by chefs Donald Link and Ryan Prewitt.

Where to Have Cocktails Near LUNA Fête

Howlin’ Wolf

A vibrant venue in the Warehouse District, showcasing rock bands and occasional blues and jazz.

Chandelier Bar

A lobby-level gem celebrating New Orleans' cocktail culture with classic drinks and exquisite champagnes.

Urban South Brewery

One of the most popular breweries in town, Urban South offers packaged beer and a lively tasting room and is even family-friendly.

Ugly Dog Saloon

Dive into ribs and pulled pork sandwiches in a relaxed atmosphere paired well with great cocktails.

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

A surf-style bar and restaurant for laid-back drinks and special events.

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New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

Where to Stay Near LUNA Fête

New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District

A chic hotel in the trendy Warehouse Arts District, featuring modern amenities and a rooftop pool.

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans-Convention Center

A historic warehouse hotel with complimentary breakfast, wireless internet, and more.

Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center

Warm, spacious suites with free breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Four Seasons New Orleans

A landmark tower offering authentic New Orleans experiences with Louisiana cuisine and stunning views.

Omni Riverfront Hotel

Modern luxury with historic charm within walking distance of iconic attractions.

Other Things to Do Near LUNA Fête

The Outlet Collection at The Riverwalk

A premier outlet shopping center with over 75 retailers and restaurants.

Julia Street Art Galleries

Immerse yourself in art at galleries along Julia Street and elsewhere in the city.

Republic NOLA

A renovated 160-year-old warehouse that hosts eclectic concerts and private events.

Vue Orleans

A unique indoor and outdoor observatory with 360-degree panoramic riverfront views.

Caesar’s Casino

An authentic New Orleans escape with plush rooms, a sportsbook, poker room, and entertainment at the legendary Fillmore. Book your NOLA adventure today!

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