Santa is coming soon. He’ll be around town, in malls and everywhere spreading Christmas cheer and joy. We can’t wait to visit him and make sure we are on the nice list. If you’re looking for Santa in New Orleans, we know where to find him!

Celebration In the Oaks 

Santa will be available every night for pictures through December 23rd.  Mrs. Claus joins Santa on Friday and Saturday nights. Pictures packages start at $15. Save $5 with this coupon! 

Santa At New Orleans ARea Malls 

The Esplanade Mall

Santa arrives on November 15th for pictures and will be available through 7pm on December 24th. Hours: 11am-8pm Monday through Saturday with breaks from 1-2pm and 5-5:30pm and 12-6pm on Sunday with a break from 2-2:45pm.

Lakeside Shopping Center 

Santa arrives on November 17th with activities, crafts and a parade from 8-10am (parade at 9:45am). Santa will then be available for pictures through Christmas Eve in the mall’s center court. 

Oakwood Shopping Center 

Santa arrives at his workshop in the Mall for pictures starting November 17th and is available until Christmas eve. Hours are 12-8pm on Monday through Saturday and 12-6pm on Sunday. 

Breakfast with santa in New ORleans 

De La Salle’s Breakfast With Santa 

Enjoy a breakfast buffet, crafts, and more in the De La Salle School Lobby from 8:30am-Noon on December 1st. Santa will arrive at 9am by Street Car and be available to pictures. Cost is $15 per person if purchased before noon on November 30th and $20 if purchased after noon on November 30th. More Information 

Kenner’s Breakfast with Santa 

Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast that includes pictures with Santa, games, arts and crafts and more at the Kenner Pavillion (3800 Loyola Dr., Kenner) at 9am on December 1st and 15th. Cost is $8 per adult and $5 per child. Register Here 

Robert’s Fresh Market Gingerbread Party 

Build your own gingerbread house, have brunch (coffee and mimosas for mom and dad) and having a special visit from Santa on December 2nd from 9:30-11am at Robert’s Fresh Market on Robert E. Lee. Cost is $20 per child, adults free with child. Purchase Tickets 

WVFD Breakfast with Santa 

Support the Westwego Volunteer Fire Department on December 8th from 9am-NOON at the Westwego Civic Center. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, crafts and fun. Cost is $10 per person and $5 for Santa Pictures. Children 2 and under are free.

Candyland Christmas

Enjoy a breakfast buffet, Santa photos, crafts, a sing-a-long with Vince Vance and the Valianettes and more at Deanies in the French Quarter on December 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th from 9-11:30am. Cost is $45 per person, children 3 and under are free. Purchase Tickets 

Brunch With Santa 

Families can have brunch at the Bourbon Orleans with Santa and friends December 8th, 9th, and 23rd at 10am and 1:30pm. Prices are $65/ adults, $30 / children 4 through 12, and Free for children 3 and under. Call 504-571-4672 for reservations. More Information 

Breakfast With Santa 

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, activities, crafts and Santa Pictures at Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church on December 15th from 9-11am. FREE

Dave and Busters Breakfast With Santa

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, a $10 or $20 Power Card with unlimited video game play, holiday crafts and a photo with Santa from 9am-NOON on December 15th at Dave and Busters. Purchase Tickets 

Breakfast with Papa Noel 

Breakfast with cookie decorating, crafts and fun on December 21st at 9am at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Cost is $60 per person. Call 504-262-5048 to make reservations.

Holiday Teas With santa in New ORleans 

Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt 

Christmas Tea with Santa and his elves at the Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt Hotel at various times from November 24th through Christmas Eve. Cost is $72 for adults and $52 for children. Purchase tickets 

Papa Noel Tea

Special holiday celebration with Papa Noel at 11am on December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, and 15th-24th at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Cost is $65 per person. Make Reservations 

Holiday Tea At Longue Vue 

Longue Vue House and Gardens will be all decked out for the holidays and this special tea for children with holiday crafts and photos with Santa. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non members. Santa photos are $15. Purchase Tickets – December 15th and December 18th.

Teddy Bear Tea at the Royal Sonesta

Tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Royal Sonesta on December 15th-16h and 20th-23rd at 11am and 2pm. Cost $59 for adults and $34 for children. VIP tickets are $74 for adults and $49 for children. Purchase Tickets 

Cajun Holiday Tea With Papa Noel

Take a cruise on the Creole Queen with Papa Noel December 22nd and 23rd! Prices are $59 / adults, $39 / children 3-12 and $10/ 3 and under. Purchase Tickets 

Free Photos With Santa 

Santa at Metairie Bank

Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5:30-7:30pm on December 5th. Free gifts for the kids, free raffle for adults, refreshments and more at the Metairie Bank Main Office Lobby (3344 Metairie Rd.). 

Photos with the Grinch

Take pictures with the Grinch in Santa’s sleigh on December 6th from 6-7:30pm at the Velvet Catcus (6300 Argonne Blvd).

Free Photos With Santa

December 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th from 6-9pm at Deanies Seafood in the French Quarter. Cocoa, cookies, and free photos with Santa.


Starts with Mass at 6pm at Cabrini High School on December 8th. Following mass there will be a living nativity, performances by the Cabrini Cheerleaders and Eclipse Dance Team, and candlelight caroling from the Cabrini Chamber Ensemble to welcome Santa who will arrive by boat on Bayou St. John. After Santa arrives there will be hot chocolate, treats and Santa pictures in the gym.


Storytime and Santa pictures at Courtney Gulledge State Farm (2020 Dickory Ave, Harahan) on December 8th from 10am-NOON. 

Did we miss a Santa event in New Orleans? Let us know in the comments! 

Where To Find Santa In New Orleans

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