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Christmas Cheer New Orleans

New Orleans truly is a magical place for the holidays. Immediately following Thanksgiving, there are a variety of joyous events to partake in. Fortunately for the 1st Lake community, if you are a resident of the Metairie, Kenner or River Ridge apartments close to New Orleans, you’re right next to all the fun. Take a look at what events the holiday season will bring this year.

Celebrate Christmas in New Orleans

Christmas Events in New Orleans

Celebration in the Oaks – This giant Christmas light display opens the day after Thanksgiving in New Orleans. Thirteen acres of New Orleans City Park will be illuminated with elaborate light exhibits that people of all ages can enjoy. There will be the classic displays like Mr. Bingle and the Cajun Night Before Christmas, plus train rides circling the two miles covered in lights, and hot chocolate for the kids and hot buttered rum for the adults to enjoy, just to name a few attractions. The 2015-2016 holiday season at Celebration in the Oaks runs November 27 – January 2.

Reveillon Dinners – Reveillon dinners in New Orleans carries on the old Creole tradition of home cooked holiday meals and brings it to nearly 50 of New Orleans’ best restaurants. Leave it to talented local chefs to make a deliciously decadent holiday meal for the family this Christmas at unbeatable prices.

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts – Only in New Orleans can you see some of the best musicians in the city or even the country perform Christmas classics in the gorgeous St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. The setting provides wonderful ambiance to get you in the holiday spirit to the tune of Amanda Shaw, Davell Crawford, Jeremy Davenport, and the New Orleans Nightingales, just to name a few. The St. Louis Cathedral Concerts run all throughout December.

Caroling in Jackson Square – Caroling in Jackson Square has been a New Orleans holiday tradition that has grown in size and popularity since 1946. Hundreds of carolers come out each year holding candles and singing Christmas songs in Jackson Square. It’s a memorable experience that starts at 7:00 p.m. Early arrival is recommended.

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