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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NOLA ChristmasFest Updates!

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There may just be a few shopping days before Christmas, but you still have plenty of time to visit NOLA ChristmasFest long after the presents are opened.  In fact, why not treat someone special to this amazing holiday experience?  It’s not every day that you can ice skate in the Crescent City and an All   …Continue Reading


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Wintertime Festival Offers Coca Cola Student Discount Days Today and Wednesday With record attendance so far at this year’s NOLA ChristmasFest, officials have announced that they are extending the hours of operation this Christmas weekend inside the Great Hall in the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The new extended hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday 12 Noon   …Continue Reading

NOLA ChristmasFest Opening Weekend A Huge Success!

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Thanks to all who attended the NOLA ChristmasFest opening weekend and made it a huge success! Families from all over traveled to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to experience amazing activities under one roof — which is going to be really important in coming days with rain being predicted.  Just remember:  “Even   …Continue Reading

Light up the Season and Make Memories at the NOLA ChristmasFest Lantern Walk!

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Children of all ages are invited to light their lanterns and join NOLA ChristmasFest and Galeria Alegria for the second annual Children’s Lantern Walk, a festive procession of lights and Christmas caroling led by a cast of Christmas characters and the Riverwalk Jazz Band! The parade lines-up on Fulton Street near Harrah’s Casino at 5:00   …Continue Reading

Just three more weeks until NOLA ChristmasFest 2015!

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New Orleans has a little bit of everything, but during the Christmas holidays, our usually warm weather can make you miss the things that feel like Christmas – like snowflakes and icy cold weather.  But this year, NOLA ChristmasFest is proud to bring back an attraction to New Orleans that residents haven’t seen since the   …Continue Reading

2 Months til NOLA ChristmasFest!

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Exactly 2 months until NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. We can hardly stand the wait (but we promise it won’t be late.) NOLA ChristmasFest is the ultimate family-friendly Christmas festival in the Gulf Coast region. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come enjoy the attractions and activities NOLA   …Continue Reading

2 months til Lights Go Up!

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Can you believe it? Only 2 months remain until the Christmas lights go live on Convention Center Boulevard! Each year, NOLA ChristmasFest lights up the Warehouse District with gorgeous displays of animated Christmas lights and music. The displays will kick off at 6pm on December 1, 2015 along Convention Center Boulevard. Everyone is invited to stop by and watch dazzling   …Continue Reading

Events Galore at NOLA ChristmasFest

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It’s called the “holiday season” for a reason! The end of the year is always hallmarked by events: holy days, family gatherings, traditional days of rest, community fairs and festivals. As the air gets cooler, we grow closer to enjoy each other’s warmth and company. NOLA ChristmasFest offers different ways to get together as well! Thousands   …Continue Reading

Deck the Hall (B!)

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What says “Christmas” better, faster or more beautifully than a decorated Christmas tree? It may be the middle of September, but you can bet that your local home goods stores are already stocking Christmas trees left and right. They are at once charming, attention-grabbing, and rich with history from many Christmases past. NOLA ChristmasFest carries on the   …Continue Reading

Happy Fall, Y’all!

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No joke—for most of the country, the 1st of September is what signals autumn. School is officially in session, the leaves are changing color, and your favorite coffee shop is probably advertising something pumpkin- or caramel-flavored. But here at NOLA ChristmasFest, we are running on Christmas time around the clock! Whether the weather outside feels   …Continue Reading