December 22-31, 2017

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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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 Hotel Lobby

Start your tour indoors by taking a stroll through the Roosevelt Hotel lobby this December. The lobby runs for an entire city block and is a long time tradition that both visitors and locals can enjoy. You won’t want to miss this magical sight!

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By Chris Reeder

Canal Street

Drive down Canal Street to see more than 1 million twinkling lights. Take in the wonderful harmony of holiday spirit and New Orleans tradition with the picturesque street sparkling as decorated street cars go by.

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By Paul Broussard

Miracle on Fulton Street

After your ride down Canal Street, head over to Fulton for a fun and festive affair. Beautifully decorated with lights, a giant orb and a decorated Christmas tree you can also catch Santa. Don’t forget to play in the snow as Fulton Street brings a winter wonderland down south. Be sure to check out the Harrah’s Hotel lobby to see the masterful gingerbread display paying homage to our historical city monument- St. Louis Cathedral.

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By Paul Broussard

Convention Center Boulevard

It’s time for another drive down Convention Center Boulevard to see the dazzling 1 million lights. Another beautifully decorated tree is located on Julia and Convention Center Boulevard. Take in the displays both outside the Convention Center and on the neutral ground.

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By Paul Broussard

It seems as though the magic never ends with all of the wonderfully decorated areas of Downtown New Orleans. With all the whimsy, you’ll never want the holiday season to end!