How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas

Here is a story about the time ‘the fastest oil change’ saved Christmas… Santa is getting ready for his trip to NOLA ChristmasFest but he needs a tune up for his sled. “How are we going to get to NOLA ChristmasFest with a beat-up sled?” says Santa. One little elf, named Magnolia, says “We can… Read More

Christmas Lights in Downtown NOLA

Downtown New Orleans is lit for the holidays! More than ever before, there are millions of lights to be seen this year. Grab the kids, hop in the car, crank up the holiday tunes, and check out these beautiful and spectacular displays to get you into the holiday groove.   Convention Center Boulevard It’s time… Read More

The Big Chill

Until NOLA ChristmasFest brought a REAL ice rink to the Convention Center two years ago, most New Orleanians had never experienced the thrill of the ice, except for those who remember the by-gone days of Lake Forrest Plaza or Elmwood in their youth.  Now generations of visitors and locals alike are taking to the ice!… Read More

Have You Planned Your Holiday Party?

With December quickly approaching, your office holiday party planning could get put on the back burner. Skip the fuss and have your holiday party at NOLA ChristmasFest this year.     Icy Experiences NOLA ChristmasFest features New Orleans’ only real ice skating rink and two 120 ft. real ice slides.  It’s the coolest event of… Read More

Be the Among the First to Get Your Tickets

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… Tickets are now on sale for NOLA ChristmasFest 2017.  What a nice treat to share with family and friends this Thanksgiving!   Pay one Price tickets are $20 per person. Want to know what’s included? We’ve got ice skating, skate rentals, admission to all rides and attractions… Read More

A New Orleans Christmas Tradition: Reveillon Dinners

Many refer to New Orleans as a “European city” mostly due to the influences of Spanish and French culture which can clearly be seen through the French Quarter’s architecture. Every December, you can discover another European influence: Reveillon dinners, a holiday meal reminiscent of old New Orleans.   During the holidays, dozens of restaurants throughout… Read More

Christmas is Coming

Christmas will be here before you know it! This year’s NOLA Christmas is sure to include tons of holiday fun. Our elves are working hard to put together a fantastic lineup of events with new activities and attractions for guests of all ages. NOLA ChristmasFest, which takes place inside Hall I of the Convention Center… Read More

Christmas Cocktails Galore

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… Read More

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