New Orleans Holiday Events 2022


Welcome to the most magical time of the year! We have compiled a list of activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy this holiday season in New Orleans!



Celebration in the Oaks: 11/24 – 1/1 

Check out all the fantastic lights that City Park puts on display! With over a million lights, it’s a delight for all ages. You can take the driving or walking tour. If you decide to visit the walking tour, there are amusement park rides and treats too!



Windsor Court Holiday Tea 

you want to grab reservations fast, as this New Orleans tradition books up quickly! Open for these days: 11/25-11/27, 12/1-12/4, 12/7-12/11, 12/13-12/24, 12/26-12/31



Holiday Dreams: A Spectacular Holiday Cirque: 11/27

Located at the Saenger Theatre, it’s a show to delight people of all ages!



Roosevelt Lobby Lighting: 11/29

Pro tip: Get there early and grab a drink at the Bar. It gets crowded very quickly!



Algiers Bonfire 12/3

This is an amazing New Orleans tradition that is fun for everyone! There is music, food, and a great show!



Holiday Parade 12/3

Starts at 11 am at the French Market and other is a concert at Lafayette Square from 1-3pm



Papa Noel Tea

Dates for this tea are: 12/3-12/4, 12/10-12/11, 12/17-12/22, and it’s located at the Ritz-Carlton



Gingerbread Build at The Ritz 12/10-12/11, 12/17-12/21





New Orleans Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

At the Orpheum Theatre on these dates: 12/10-12/11, 12/17-12/18, 12/21-12/22



Movies Under the Stars on the Spanish Plaza: Arthur Christmas 

5 – 7:30pm, free and fun for the whole family!



Holiday Home Tour 12/10-12/11

Check out some amazing New Orleans homes decked out for the holidays!



Latkes with a Twist 12/11

One of the top 10 Hanukkah parties in the US!


Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas 12/13-12/20

At the Saenger Theatre



Luna Fete 12/15 – 12/18

Every night from 6 pm – 10 pm



Caroling in Jackson Square 12/18



New Orleans Christmas Fest 12/21 – 12/30

Open on Christmas Day too, and there is an indoor skating rink!



Christmas Eve Dinner Jazz Cruise

Board the Creole Queen for dinner on the river!



Christmas Eve Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton



Christmas Day Jubilee at the Ritz-Carlton

Four-course menu and live entertainment!



Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet 12/27

At the Saenger Theatre



A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage 12/27

At the Orpheum theatre



Steamboat Natchez New Years’ Eve Cruise



Fireworks on the River 12/31

Ring in 2023 by sitting on the levee and watching the beautiful fireworks display!



Enjoy the holidays, y’all! 


Our City, My Home: Sarah M.


Contact Team Be New Orleans