December 22-31, 2017

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center with Christmas Lights
Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Snow Queen at NOLA ChristmasFest
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Christmas Cocktails Galore

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NOLA ChristmasFest isn’t just for children! Parents and friends over 21, be sure to enjoy the wonderful Christmas cocktails that we have to offer. Our first offering is the Peppermint Crème Hot Chocolate. We’ve added some flair to the traditional hot chocolate with Smirnoff Peppermint and Bailey’s- yum! We will also be featuring a Holiday   …Continue Reading

Baby It’s Cold Outside — But Not at NOLA ChristmasFest!

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The only ice you’ll find inside the Morial Convention Center is the 7,200 skating rink, the exiting ice slide and, of course, the amazing cocktails being served. Frozen eggnog daiquiris with Capt. Morgan Rum, anyone? It’s all part of the coolest Christmas event in town, running now thru December 30. Hours are 10 am –   …Continue Reading

Christmas Lights in Downtown New Orleans

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With the flip of a switch last week, Downtown New Orleans was lit for the holidays. More than ever before, there are millions upon millions of lights to been seen this year. Grab the kids, hop in the car and check out these beautiful and whimsical displays to get you into the holiday spirit. Roosevelt   …Continue Reading

5 Ways New Orleans is Different During the Holidays

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Many people know that New Orleans is different than most other American cities and during the holidays, that definitely holds true. Gatherings focus around food, and homes are festively decorated as in other cities, but you will also experience a few things you wouldn’t be able to anywhere else. Here are some of the fun,   …Continue Reading

Have Your Birthday Party at NOLA ChristmasFest

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Calling all December Birthdays! What better way to celebrate a birthday in December than with ice skating, carnival rides, Christmas characters, and more? NOLA ChristmasFest has several different packages to choose from for an inclusive and easy birthday celebration. Parents won’t have to worry about all the planning that comes with a party at home.   …Continue Reading

5 Must Do Events During Christmas Season in New Orleans

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At NOLA ChristmasFest, we invite everyone to join us in celebrating Christmas, New Orleans style! Of course, we would love to see you and your family for ice skating, rides, fun with Santa, and so much more. Along with enjoying NOLA ChristmasFest, you should also spend some time enjoying some other great Christmas events in   …Continue Reading

An Exclusive NOLA ChristmasFest Interview with the Snow Princess

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NOLA ChristmasFest:   What is it like being the Snow Princess? Snow Princess:   It’s very cold but I enjoy frozen things.   It’s also very sparkly.   I love it when children tell me hello! NOLA ChristmasFest:     What are some of your favorite things? Snow Princess:  Hot cocoa,  the colors light blue   …Continue Reading

NOLA ChristmasFest: A Unique Sponsorship Opportunity

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Did you know that NOLA ChristmasFest has sponsorship opportunities available for the 2016 event? For the past three years this event has grown in leaps and bounds and additional spots have opened for 2016 sponsorships.    We now have availability for businesses that want to take advantage of the opportunity to get onboard a very   …Continue Reading


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Get ready for Christmas cheer galore with this year’s NOLA ChristmasFest at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from December 16 – 30! Our elves are hard at work putting together a great lineup of events with new attractions and activities for children of all ages. Inside the Convention Center Hall I, NOLA ChristmasFest will   …Continue Reading


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Convention Center officials plan expansion of growing holiday festival (New Orleans, La.) – NOLA ChristmasFest, fast becoming one of the largest indoor holiday events along the Gulf Coast, will be held Friday, December 16 through Friday, December 30, 2016, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Convention Center officials announced today that the   …Continue Reading