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Experience

2021

Attractions

NOLA ChristmasFest has many fun things to do and sights to see. Children of all ages will have hours of holiday fun.

Big Blast Blizzard

Be thrilled on this high speed ride that whirls riders throughout the air in circular motions.

  • 48″ and up to ride.
BIG FREEZY Bocce Court

NEW! Adults, here’s something for you! Enjoy this favorite lawn game…but on ice!

  • Age TBD.
BIG FREEZY Ice Slides

Gleefully glide down a chilly magical slope. NEW for 2021 3 real ice slides available.

  • All ages welcome.
  • Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
BIG FREEZY Ice Rink

Be cool and try out your skating skills on ice!

  • All ages welcome.
  • No purses or bags allowed on ice.
  • Not allowed to carry children while skating.
Candy Cane Climb

Sharpen your skills and try your flexibility by climbing this festive rock wall with a sweet reward.

  • Age range: TBD.
Chalet Cafe'

After enjoying all the ice attractions in the Big Freezy space, warm up with a uniquely crafted winter-themed adult beverage overlooking the ice rink.

Elfie Selfie

Oops! The NOLA ChristmasFest elves have left something special behind. Stop by the Peppermint Path to take your Elfie Selfie.

Elf Village Viewer

Eureka! The elves left a secret Elf Village Viewer along the Peppermint Path. Peer into this unique portal to get a an exclusive look at the elfin’ antics of a North Pole elf village.

Gingerbread Village

Stroll through this sweet space and view the Gingerbread Garden – all crafted by local chefs and artists.

  • All ages welcome.
Holiday Stage

Meet up with your crew at this multi-purpose area to enjoy a variety of talented performers, STEM activities, crafts, and more!

Interested in performing? Click HERE to apply!

Schedule Coming in November.

Jolly Jingler

NEW THIS YEAR for all our elves!  Holiday baubles spin you and pull you up 9 feet in the air.

  • 36″ tall or with an adult
  • 2 or 3 passengers
Jolly Jumbos

Hop aboard the Jolly Jumbos! As the ride spins, riders control the height that their elephant flies through the use of a lever inside the ride vehicle. Up, up, and away!

  • 36″ tall or with an adult
  • 2 or 3 passengers
Kringle Carousel

Everyone adores this enchanting merry-go-round. It’s a family classic!

  • 42″ tall or with an adult
  • All ages welcome
Peppermint Path

Meet at the Peppermint Path magical North Pole Passageway for an elfin’ good time.

Gather the whole gang for an Elfie Selfie, peer into the Elf Village Viewer to see what’s happening in the North Pole, and check out Elf Chat Central where the NOLA ChristmasFest Elves will answer your questions LIVE Monday, December 20 at 5 pm!

Santa’s Sleigh

Enjoy a great family portrait opportunity with a professional photographer. Santa is onsite for professional photos but goes back to the North Pole on December 23rd.

  • All ages welcome.
Sizzlin’ Sleigh Ride

Get moving and experience dashing views as you spin round and round.

  • 46″ tall
  • 5 years of age to ride
Tinsel Terrace Tavern

Relax your’elf in this spirited space from the holiday “-hustle and bustle-” and enjoy a winter-themed adult beverage overlooking the Holiday Stage.

  • 21 years and older only
Vixen’s View

View NOLA ChristmasFest from 50 feet above on this Gondola which holds 4 adults comfortably in each car.

  • 46” tall
  • 7 years of age to ride alone
Wonder Woodland Way

Explore this magical winter woodland pathway with twinkle lights and colorful decor, beautifully designed by our local community partners and organizations. Great photo opportunity.

  • All ages welcome. Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Yuletide Market

Explore and shop for a variety of unique crafts and trinkets for your last-minute stocking stuffers and precious holiday hostess gifts.

  • All ages welcome.
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Attraction policies

  • All attractions are subject to early line closures to allow all waiting guests an opportunity to participate.
  • Persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances are not permitted on any attraction and will be asked to leave the event without a refund. The 2021 Code of Conduct is coming soon.
  • Ice skate pickup will stop distribution 30 minutes prior to shift closing time.
  • Personal items such as cameras, handbags, backpacks and any other items are not permitted on the ice skating rink. Coat check will be available near the rink. $3 per item. Skaters may not carry children.
  • Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests are not allowed to save places in line or exit the line and return to their previous position for any reason. We reserve the right to eject violators from the attraction.
  • Attractions may be substituted without prior notice.
  • All bags are subject to search. No weapons of any kind are allowed in the building.
2021

Dining

Have a cup of cheer! Click each button below to view some of the featured menu offerings you can expect at NOLA ChristmasFest:

= NOLAChristmasFest Favorite
Chalet Cafe'

Christmas Craft Cocktails include:

  • The Grinch (featured drink)
  • Eggnog Daiquiri (featured drink)
  • Hot Cocoa, Wine, Beer, Sodas, Water

Other offerings include:

  • Muffalettas
  • Cheeseburger & Fries
  • Onion Bacon Jam Burger & Fries
  • Mac & Cheese or Brisket Mac & Cheese
  • Nachos & Cheese with Jalapenos
  • Soft Pretzel with Cheese
Coffee & Beignet Cart
  • Fresh Fried Beignets
  • Drip & Iced Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
  • Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino
  • Soy or Almond Milk available upon request
  • Flavored Syrup (hazelnut, vanilla, etc.) can be added
  • Assorted Bottled Coke Products & Dasani Water
Mistletoe Grill
  • Turkey & Cheddar Panini with Cranberry Aioli*
  • Chicken Salad on Croissant*
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Roasted Squash Salad
  • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
  • Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
  • Cinnamon Whiskey Bread Pudding
Mistletoe Grill, cont'd
  • Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese
  • Carved Brisket Sandwich
  • Cheeseburger & Fries
  • Onion Bacon Jam Burger & Fries
  • Hot Dog & Fries
  • Chicken Tenders & Fries
  • Mac & Cheese or Brisket Mac & Cheese
  • Debris Fries
  • Nachos & Cheese with Jalapenos
  • Soft Pretzel with Cheese
Rose's Sweet Shop

Whether you’re naughty or nice, enjoy:

  • Freshly Baked Cookies
  • Ice Cream Sundaes with Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream, Sprinkles & Cherries
  • S’mores
Season's Eatings
  • Cinnamon Roasted Cashews, Pecans or Almonds
  • Salted Cashews
  • Smoothies
  • Fried Rice Bowl
  • Egg Roll
  • Chips, Cookies, Candy
  • Whole Fruit
  • Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Soda, Bottled water
Tinsel Terrace Tavern

Christmas Craft Cocktails include:

  • You Don’t Know Jack (Frost)
  • Winter Rose Poinsettia
  • Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Coke products
  • Snacks include: Popcorn and more
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Yuletide market

Come visit these unique vendors to shop their crafty creations at the Yuletide Market, located in The BIG FREEZY section at NOLA ChristmasFest, near the ice rink.

Contact Us About Booth Availability
NOLA WAX Hands

Be hip and Dip! Wax hands are an interactive craft whereby we make a mold of your hand using melted wax which is then colored.  After the process is completed, you have a souvenir impression of your own hand made out of wax.

Visit us at: NOLAWaxHands.com

Little Girl Dresses by Paula Rivet

Handmade dresses for all occasions.

Kelly's Christmas Shop

Deck your kitchen with holiday cheer. Decorative dishtowels, aprons, mugs, and more! Come meet the creator of Roux-Dolph, and shop Louisiana for the Holidays!

Vintage Virageaux

VINTAGE VIRAGEAUX  is a colourful Aladdin’s Treasure Trove of unique items.

One of a kind neckpieces…ear-bobs created with Semi-precious Gemstones…Antique Art glass…Reclaimed French Quarter Hardware…Found items and Bits and Bobs. As well as, Hand Paint-Splattered Jackets…Antibacterial hand crafted Felted Soaps…Unique Leather Masks…Hand-felted and Knitted Accessories

Hi-Tech Toys

A selection of high tech and light-up toys for kids of all ages.

Stainless NOLA

Stop by to shop a wide variety of men and women’s stainless steel and sterling silver jewelry and women’s rhinestone shirts.

Pace Group, Inc

Wine openers and accessories and perfect for the discerning gift giver and wine enthusiast.

Ann's Bath Treats

Handmade Soap Business, that will provide you with unique Bath treats. Such as: Artisan Soap, bath bombs, shower gels,etc. One of a kind gift sets/baskets. Something for every friend and family member.

Zunah Bling
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Tentative Available Admission Times

  • AM Entry: December 17-22
    11:00am - 3:30pm
  • PM Entry: December 17-22
    4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • CLOSED: December 23
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  • CLOSED: December 24
    -
  • ONE Entry: December 25
    2:00pm - 7:00pm
  • AM Entry: December 26-30
    11:00am - 3:30pm
  • PM Entry: December 26-30
    4:30pm - 9:00pm