Celebrate Christmas in New Orleans at Celebration in the Oaks

Growing up in New Orleans, my Christmas memories are filled with driving under the oaks at City Park as 1000’s of twinkling lights hung from the trees and were placed throughout the park. It was pure magic! Well you can’t drive through Celebration in the Oaks anymore, but you can still see the lights and experience the same magic! I could sit here and tell you how wonderful this time of year in New Orleans City Park is but why don’t you take a peek for yourself!

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There is so much more! From the rides in the Carousel Gardens,t o the train ride around the park, play time in Storyland, and a walk around the Botanical Gardens to see the Cajun Night Before Christmas in lights, The Snowdrop Tree and the light show set to music, Celebration in the Oaks will bring out the child in anyone that visits.  Also if you don’t ride any other rides, you have to do the train, it’s the best way to see the lights around the park.


So if you are local or just visiting for the holiday season, Celebration in the Oaks needs to be on your MUST DO list! Celebration in the Oaks open nightly until January 1, 2019 except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  It’s even open on Christmas Day.

Celebration in the Oaks is opened from 6pm – 10pm on Sunday – Thursday nights, and 5pm – 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is $10 per person, with amusement park rides separate, children under 3  and Friends of City Park members are FREE. Ride bands are $18 per person, individual rides are $4 per ride, and the train is $5 per ride. You can find out more information on the Celebration in the Oaks website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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What’s your favorite part about Celebration in the Oaks… share it with us. 

About the Author

Cara was born in Florida but raised in New Orleans. After living in New Orleans for over 30 years, the beach called her back home. She now lives in Pensacola, FL in her almost beach house. Cara is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 2 kids and 3 dogs. Cara loves all things Disney, the British Royal Family and photography. When she's not working or driving her dancer to 50000 dance classes a week she can be found at the beach!

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