If you’ve begun planning your holiday trip to New Orleans, you already know there’s no shortage of holiday magic to be found.
If you missed our recent blog Holiday Magic in the Crescent City, we highly recommend checking it out for an incredible list of holiday traditions and experiences.
In the meantime, here are even more reasons to visit New Orleans this holiday season!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
On December 13th, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform The Ghosts of Christmas Eve at the Smoothie King Center. They’ll perform classics like “The First Noel” and “O Come All Ye Faithful”, alongside some favorite holiday hits and original music.
For tickets, visit https://www.ticketmaster.com.
Gray Line is known for their fantastic holiday tours: their Christmas Eve Bonfire Express Tour, the Christmas Eve Bonfire Adventure Tour, and the Jingling Through The Crescent tour.
Jingling Through The Crescent is a seasonal, daily, 2.5 hour motor coach tour through some of New Orleans’ most historic neighborhoods (such as the Treme and Faubourg Marigny), where you’ll learn about our culture, history, and people. The tour makes two stops, one at Lake Pontchartrain and one at the Roosevelt Hotel.
The Christmas Eve Bonfire Express Tour shows off one of the Mississippi River’s most vibrant traditions: the lighting of the bonfires! This tour is a round-trip motor coach tour of a unique Cajun tradition.
The Christmas Eve Bonfire Adventure Tour is similar to the Express Tour, showing off the lighting of the bonfires, but also includes a visit to Destrehan Plantation for a traditional holiday dinner!
For more information on holiday tours and Gray Line’s other tours, visit https://www.graylineneworleans.com/.
Sailing with Santa
Beginning November 25, board the Steamboat Natchez for live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus himself! The cruise offers an optional lunch, holiday tunes, and stunning views of New Orleans and the Mississippi River.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.steamboatnatchez.com/cruises/holiday-cruise/sailing-with-santa.
Christmas Eve & New Years’ Eve on the Mississippi River
Take to the Mississippi River once more on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day aboard the Steamboat Natchez!
The Natchez will host a Christmas Eve Jazz Cruise on Sunday, December 24. Enjoy a Creole dinner, breathtaking views of the New Orleans skyline, and live music on their annual dinner cruise.
On Sunday, December 31, the Steamboat Natchez will host their New Years’ Eve Celebration, featuring live music, an open bar, hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, and other food as you cruise along the Mississippi River.
For more information, visit https://www.steamboatnatchez.com/.
New Years’ Eve with a View
If you prefer to be in the sky rather than on the water, ring in the new year above New Orleans at Vue Orleans! Guests will enjoy 360° birds-eye views of the Crescent City, along with a champagne toast, beverages, passed hors d’oeuvres, and live music.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://vueorleans.com/articles/new-years-eve-at-vue.
Make Memories at the Lanaux Mansion
This holiday season, complete your travel plans with a festive stay at the Lanaux Mansion! Our one-bedroom suites or two-, three-, four-, five-, or six-bedroom suites will be a magical setting for your holiday stay.
We’re pleased to offer a 10% discount on Sundays through Thursdays from November 13, 2023 to December 28, 2023 with our Holiday Happenings package. A two-night minimum stay is required, and this promotion is based on availability.
Browse our available suites here to see which room is right for you, and when you’re ready to book your stay, visit https://secure.thinkreservations.com/thelanauxmansion/reservations and use promo code “HOLIDAY”!
And as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 948-6119 with any questions! We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!