Each December, New Orleans hosts the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Caesars Superdome. This season, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks take on the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday, December 16, 2023, giving football fanatics and travel enthusiasts alike an excuse to touch down in the Big Easy during the holiday season!
The New Orleans Bowl isn’t just a football game; it’s an immersion into the heart and soul of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It’s a chance for visitors from all around the country (and the world!) to explore the rich tapestry of culture and history that the Crescent City offers.
Whether you’re gifting tickets to a fan or adding to the itinerary of your pre-planned trip, we invite you to be part of the magic!
In the morning, seek out beignets from Cafe du Monde,* followed by a stroll through the French Quarter, seeing the holiday sights. You can do some holiday shopping or simply enjoy the festivities. In the afternoon, head to the Superdome for kickoff at 1:15pm.
At the game, you’ll enjoy a first-hand view of the Caesars Superdome, a venue that has seen some of the greatest sports and entertainment events. The dome is a symbol of resilience and a witness to countless historic moments, and as such is a fantastic venue for the New Orleans Bowl!
And after the game, grab a bite to eat and venture out to see the holiday lights and sounds in the French Quarter and beyond!
To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com. And for game day information, such as the bag policy (great information to have when you’re packing for your trip!), visit https://www.neworleansbowl.org/.
If you’ve been invited to the annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Luncheon (which takes place a few days before the game), you’ll be treated to an opportunity to feed your soul while experiencing the football spirit and pageantry of each team. In years past, speakers have included New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis, Steve Gleason, Ryan Clark, Charlie Ward, and Darren Woodson This year’s speaker is no less impressive: you’ll also hear from Avery Johnson – a former NBA basketball player and coach.
If you’re bringing the whole family to the Big Easy, consider attending the New Orleans Bowl STEM Fest, yet another fantastic experience built into the New Orleans Bowl festivities. Each year, students are invited to attend the free fest, and each attendee receives a ticket to the game.
For more information, visit https://www.neworleansbowl.org/stemfest.
After the Game
While the New Orleans Bowl is the main event, the city itself is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. From the historic French Quarter to the picturesque Garden District, every corner of New Orleans tells a story, especially during the holiday season.
Because New Orleans is more than a destination – it’s an invitation to experience genuine Southern hospitality. From friendly locals to the warm welcome of the city itself, you’ll leave with memories that extend beyond the football field.
We invite you to peruse our holiday blogs, Merriment, Magic, and Memories in New Orleans and
Holiday Magic in the Crescent City when you’re building your trip itinerary and planning activities!
Rest Your Head at the Lanaux Mansion
Our spacious and comfortable suites are steps away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, yet worlds apart – the perfect peaceful refuge after days and nights of fun, food, and football!
When you visit for longer than just the weekend, take advantage of our Holiday Happenings package, which offers a 10% discount on Sundays through Thursdays through December 28, 2023. 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 our website and use promo code “HOLIDAY”.
If you have any questions, we’re just a call or email away at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 948-6119!