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Celebration in the Oaks

November 23, 2023 - December 30, 2023

Recurring daily 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

What is Celebration in the Oaks?

Celebration in the Oaks is an annual holiday festivity. From Thanksgiving through the New Year enjoy one of the most spectacular holiday light shows in the country. Watch as the grounds of New Orleans City Park is transformed into 25 acres of dazzling lights and breathtaking, festive displays. The Park, Botanical Garden, Storyland and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park are all captured with hundreds of thousands of lights to create a winter wonderland here in the Big Easy. 

Enjoy the scene of illuminated oak trees with a driving tour throughout the park. Over a million lights will be scattered throughout the 2.25-mile drive to set the scene for the holiday season to come. You can also book a walking tour, which includes access to Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and the Botanical Garden. For those who would like to bike through the experience, exclusive Bike Nights for the driving tour are on November 28, December 5, and December 12.

Adults ages 21+ can get a sneak peek of Celebration in the Oaks at Jingle Bells & Beer, a City Park fundraiser held on November 18, 2023.

When is Celebration in the Oaks?

Celebration goes on for a whole month! This year opens on November 23 and ends on December 30.

***NOTE: Celebration in the Oaks is closed on Mondays until Dec. 18.****

***NOTE: Celebration in the Oaks will be closed on Dec. 24.****

Where is Celebration in the Oaks?

Celebration in the Oaks is located at City Park. Choose from the driving tour or a walk through the garden. Those who arrive by private vehicles will find ample parking on-site to make seeing New Orleans Christmas lights easy. The entrance to the driving tour is 4 Frederichs Ave.

Where can I find tickets to Celebration in the Oaks?

Tickets can be found here! Tickets go on sale November 1.

Where can I find more information about Celebration in the Oaks?

More information can be found on their website!

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New Orleans City Park

City Park’s 1,300 acres provides access to abundant natural and cultural resources, offering a variety of attractions including an amusement park, botanical garden, golf, tennis, museums, boat and bike rentals plus...