A Mom’s Guide to Holiday Events in New Orleans

There’s no shortage of events, festivals and things to do in New Orleans … and the holidays are no exception! If you’re looking for fun, festive, family-friendly events in the New Orleans area this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. Please note that this is not necessarily a comprehensive list; rather, the New Orleans Moms Blog team compiled some of our favorite holiday events, as well as those that are particularly family friendly!

{Note :: for more Louisiana holiday family fun, also refer to the Baton Rouge list compiled by our sister site, Red Stick Moms Blog}

Dazzling New Orleans Holiday Lights

Starry November Night (November 15 | 6:00pm) :: The Hammond Downtown Development District brings Santa back to town for the 9th Annual Starry November Night. Festivities will include Hammond’s art and wine stroll, live music from the U.S. Navy Band, carriage rides, star-gazing with the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society, and a host of fun family activities. Downtown merchants are ready for the holiday season with you in mind, offering great merchandise, sweet treats, live entertainment, holiday crafts, and children’s activities.

French Market’s Annual Tree Lighting (November 16, 2013 | 11:00am – 6:00pm) :: There are festive holiday activities throughout the day at the French Market. Enjoy shopping, holiday decorations, costumed characters and strolling carolers. At 5:45pm, the countdown to the lighting of the 27 foot tree begins, with the lighting happening at 6:00pm sharp. After the tree is lit, enjoy caroling and brass bands! (Photo credit: Kim Welsh)

Canal Street Lighting (November 26, 2013 | 5:30pm) :: Watch as Canal Street lights up with millions of twinkling lights for the holiday season. This event holidaystakes place in front of the Crown Plaza Hotel. After the lights turn on, stop by the hotel’s Grand Ballroom to decorate a cookie, sip cocoa, and meet Santa. Also if you bring an unwrapped present for donation, you’ll receive a free picture with Santa. Cookies and cocoa from 5-7pm.

Miracle on Fulton Street (November 26, 2013 | 6:00pm) :: Fulton Street lights start dancing and the snow starts falling. There will be a 30 foot Christmas tree, gingerbread house, and a special performance by the Miraclette dancers. On Saturdays and Sundays between November 26 and December 21, Santa will be there with live reindeer and children can make a toy just like an elf in Santa’s workshop. For the adults, check out Mistletoe Row, which is an area to grab an adult beverage and food.

Celebration in the Oaks (November 29 – January 4) :: Hosted annually in New Orleans City Park, this seasonal event is fun for the whole family. With food, hundreds of thousands of lights, caroling, hundreds of poinsettias and general merriment, this is a not-to-miss holiday event in New Orleans. There are also private preview parties held before the opening each year. Insider’s tip: buy tickets online to avoid long lines at the gates.

Christmas in the District (November 30 – January 5) :: This new event is free and open to the public. Celebrate the season in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse District with dazzling lights along Convention Center Boulevard, sponsored by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  Bring the family and dine, drive and stroll while enjoying Santa, carolers, concerts and more. Also, check out Santa Paws NOLA, a holiday-themed pet costume contest and parade that will put your entire family in the holiday spirit while supporting the LA-SPCA’s great cause.

Holiday in the Park Lights at Lafreniere (December 6 – January 1) :: Enjoy a beautiful light display throughout Lafreniere Park featuring LED lights with fantastic displays such as a lighted 60-foot Sea Serpent in the lagoon, a princess and her magical castle & the gingerbread man! Old favorites include holiday characters, the beloved Lombardi Trophy between two Saints Players, the Teddy Bear Factory and Snowman Island! The park sparkles for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights and displays. The cost is $3.00 per vehicle – entrance on West Napoleon Avenue access gate of the park. The Children’s Carousel is open nightly through 9:00 p.m. and costs $1.00 per child.

Ponchatoula Downtown Lighting Ceremony (December 6 | 5:30pm) :: Stroll the streets and enjoy the official lighting at 6:00pm. Also enjoy the sounds of the season with choirs and bands.

Joy Theater Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas (December 12 – 22) :: Lightwire Theater returns home to debut their newest production, A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this captivating and magical tale of friendship, danger, inspiration and light centered around a young bird named Max and his holiday adventures. This heart warming story is set to timeless Christmas classics including songs from Nat King Cole, Tchaikovsky and Mariah Carey. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Nutcracker Performances Around New Orleans

New Orleans Ballet Theater (November 30 & December 1) :: New Orleans Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky’s timeless favorite, The Nutcracker, on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 & 7:00pm and Sunday, December 1 at 2:00pm at Roussel Hall on the campus of Loyola University.  The performance will nutcrackerinclude over 60 young local dancers. Lead rolls will be performed by the internationally acclaimed dancers of New Orleans Ballet Theatre.

River Region Ballet (December 7 & 8; daytime and evening performances available) :: This is a shortened version of The Nutcracker created especially for young children and performed in the auditorium at Destrehan High School. The Sugar Plum Matinee on Saturday, December 7 at 3:00pm also features admission to the Sugar Plum Party where guests can mingle with the characters.

Saengar Theater (December 26 | 8:00pm) :: Enjoy this holiday classic at the recently re-opened Saengar Theater. Your family is sure to delight in the amazing dancing, set design and costumes at this one-time performance. Tickets range from $27.50 – $102.

Delta Festival Ballet (December 20-22) :: This performance has been a staple of the New Orleans holiday season since 1981! This is the only performance that is danced live to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets are now on sale.

New Orleans Area Holiday Teas, Parties, Music and Merriment

Chanukah Family Concert (November 24 | 2:00pm) :: This event is free and open to the public and is a community-wide Chanukah Celebration featuring a live performance by the Maccabeats, a premier a capella group out of Yeshiva University and YouTube sensation, known for their beautiful harmonies, catchy rhythms and creative lyrics and videos.  This is always a fun event for the entire family.

Holiday Camps at New Orleans Museum of Art :: Designed for ages 5-10, and each 3 hours in length, let your children get creative over the holidays! NOMA offers Holiday Camps to engage young artists in the creative process. Students will explore works of art in the museum galleries and get creative in the studio. Each camp is limited to 12 students. For more information or to register, call 504-658-4128 or email education@noma.org.

Shops at Canal Place (throughout December) :: there are a variety of fun holiday events happening at Canal Place throughout the holiday season, including live music performances from several area local schools. Check out Calliope Puppets on December 14. Hint: there are complimentary wine and beer bars every Saturday in December!

Longue Vue Holiday Tea (select days in December at 1:30pm) :: At Longue Vue’s holiday tea, you can tour the gorgeous house decked in twinkling lights and festive greenery, savor tea with friends, enjoy seasonal sounds, and find the perfect gift at The Shop at Longue Vue. Contact Anna Bell Jones at (504) 293-4701 to learn more or reserve your space.

English Tea Room Teddy Bear and Nutcracker Teas (select days in December) :: Enjoy these festive holiday teas at the cozy English Tea Room in Covington. Both teas include a visit from Santa.

Teddy Bear Tea at The Roosevelt (select days in December) :: At Teddy Bear Tea, you will be taken on a holiday journey to Santa’s Wonderland. Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome you while you enjoy a presentation of fancy tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, sparkling wine and more! For the little ones, there will be hot cocoa, peanut butter and jelly & ham and cheese sandwiches, with holiday cookies and more! Pictures with Santa will be available for purchase, Mrs. Claus will be reading her favorite Holiday Stories, and several Holiday Characters will parade through the Ballroom and visit with the children. Insider’s tip: The Roosevelt has one of the most spectacular light displays to enjoy if you don’t want to splurge for the tea itself!

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (various holiday concerts) :: Enjoy the sounds of the season, with a wide variety of concerts around town, including the Yuletide Celebration on December 5, a fun night of holiday musical favorites, food and festivities for the entire family featuring local school choirs, scenes fromholidayteas the Nutcracker, and sing-alongs.

Monte the Lion’s Children’s Holiday Party at Hotel Monteleone (December 7 | 10:00am and 2:00pm) :: Celebrate the holidays with some of the season’s favorite characters including Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa’s elves. Children will listen to classic Christmas tales read by Mrs. Claus and will enjoy savory treats, games and caroling as a trumpeter will lead special guests in a musical parade. Take a photo with Santa and meet Mrs. Claus and the elves, and Monte the Lion will close the event by presenting each of his new friends with a stuffed Monte animal to forever remind them of this magical event.

Deanie’s Seafood Kids Holiday Sing-Along Dance Party (December 7&8 and 14&15 | 9:00 – 11:30am) :: Deanie’s Seafood is introducing a new New Orleans-style holiday program, the Vince Vance Kids Holiday Sing-Along & Dance Party starring New Orleans’ premiere entertainer and composer Vince Vance. Deanie’s Seafood in the French Quarter will host a morning of Christmas caroling, games and activities, plus pictures with Santa and a tasty menu of delicious treats. Deanie’s will donate proceeds from pictures with Santa to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans to help bring holiday cheer to families traveling with children who are undergoing treatment or hospitalized in area hospitals.

Beauregard-Keyes House Doll Tea Party (December 14 | 1:30-3:00pm) :: Children can enjoy tea and cookies, Mrs. Claus reads a story and Santa arrives to spread his good cheer. Kids are invited to bring their dolls, and the home’s doll collection will be on display.

Louisiana Children’s Museum Festival of Trees (November 20 – Enchanted Premiere Party & December 7 – Family Fun Day) :: Enjoy the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees at LCM this year! Local partners and schools decorate trees to reflect the arts and culture of New Orleans. The trees will be on display until December 27 for holiday enjoyment.

Holiday Movies on the Mississippi (December 6 & 13 at 6:30pm) :: Head out to Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza at 6:30pm because The Downtown Development District and Riverwalk Marketplace present two weekends of special outdoor movie showings! Friday, December 6 – How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Friday, December 13 – Elf.

Old Mandeville Christmas Past Festival (December 7 & 8) :: Enjoy holiday cheer, caroling, family fun and so much more at this two day festival in historic Old Mandeville.

Krewe of Jingle Holiday Parade (December 7 | 1:00pm) :: It may not be Mardi Gras, but did you think we’d not have a parade?! New Orleans’ official holiday parade, the “Krewe of Jingle,” will once again delight locals and visitors alike with authentic parade floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, Christmas characters and many more magical surprises! Check out the route here.

Algiers Point Bonfire & Concert (December 7 | 5:00pm) :: Enjoy first class entertainment, readings, family fun and experience the tradition of bonfires along the Mississippi River.

Christmas Under the Stars (December 13 & 14) :: Head to Olde Town Slidell for a magical holiday celebration featuring live entertainment, storytelling and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will also be a Christmas Train & Village Display in City Hall.

Winter on the Water and Caroling at Mandeville Trailhead (December 13 & 14) :: Kick off the holiday season in Mandeville on Friday, December 13th with caroling at the Trailhead at 7:00pm. On Saturday, December 14th, join the City of Mandeville for the annual Winter on the Water festivities. The Santa Parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the harbor and end at the gazebo. At the gazebo enjoy seasonal favorites featuring Benny Grunch & the Bunch, Mandeville Elementary school and Ballet Apetrei performing scenes from the Nutcracker. The evening comes to a close with the annual lighted boat parade. Santa will also be on hand for pictures!

Gingerbread Tea at Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel (December 21 | 11:00am and 3:00pm) :: The Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel presents its third annual Gingerbread Tea on Saturday, December 21, 2013! Join them for this great family holiday event in Kenner. There will be a lunch buffet for adults and one just for kids! Activities include a gingerbread decorating station with large gingerbread men with icing and plenty of edible decorations! Holiday elves will serve hot cocoa with marshmallows to children while adults enjoy a selection of fine teas and mimosas. Included in admission is a photo with Santa and a goody bag children can fill with sweets at the Candy Land station!

Caroling in Jackson Square (December 22 | 7:00pm) :: This festive event is free and open to the public. Join in a truly moving annual tradition as Jackson Square brims with thousands of candlelit faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral. Candles and song sheets provided. Gates open at 6:30pm, and Caroling begins at 7:00pm.

Freretstivus Freret Street Market (December 14 | 10:00am) :: Celebrate the holiday season by shopping local and listening to great, live music. This event is very family friendly and a great afternoon out. Besides local art and wares, there will be food and pet adoptions, as well as an airing of grievances.

PRCNO Holiday House Tour (December 14 and 15 | 10:00am) :: This is your chance to tour beautifully trimmed homes in the Garden District and admire the architecture and history of the neighborhood. The tour is a guided walking tour starting at Trinity Church, with stops at 8 gorgeous, decked out homes. There will be local musicians at each stop, for your listening pleasure.

Off the Beaten Path Holiday Events In and Around New Orleans

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Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm (Opens Thanksgiving Day at 2:00pm) :: Make family memories at this Christmas tree farm in Angie, Louisiana. A short drive from New Orleans, you can give your children the experience of cutting down their very own tree. Steele’s has been in business for over 30 years and has hundreds of trees to select from, up to 12 feet tall!

A Very Cajun Christmas (December 1 | 11:30am – 2:30pm) :: Enjoy traditional Cajun gumbo, Mrs. Claus’ sweet shop, story-telling, a handmade ornament contest and much, much more! All of this holiday fun occurs at the St. James Parish welcome center in Paulina, Louisiana.

Norco Christmas Parade (December 1 | 2:00pm) :: A yearly tradition, the Norco Christmas Parade is a holiday favorite in the River Parishes. Featuring this year’s theme “Santa goes to the Movies,” this parade features visits from local marching bands & dance groups, festival queens, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Local teams compete with creative floats and marching groups to match this year’s theme. Starting on Washington Street and ending at River Road & Apple Street, it finishes with a community celebration that includes caroling, the lighting of the Christmas tree and visits with Santa & Mrs. Clause (and pictures, too!)

Oak Alley’s 38th Annual Christmas Bonfire Party (December 7 | 7:00pm) :: This year marks the 38th anniversary of this joyous event at Oak Alley. Celebrate the Christmas Season in one of the southland’s most beautiful settings. The mansion will be dressed in fresh fruit, greenery and seasonal floral arrangements, reminiscent of Creole Christmases past. Enjoy a delicious Cajun/Creole buffet, open bar, lively dance band and plenty of good cheer to heighten the holiday spirit throughout the famous alley of oaks and the lovely antebellum mansion.

24th Annual Festival of the Bonfires (December 13-15) :: Enjoy Christmas on the river, Cajun style! Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa’s Very Merry Forest and carnival rides throughout the weekend. Each night will be highlighted with a single bonfire lighting. Come out and experience a prelude to the famous Christmas Eve Bonfires: A tradition unique to St. James Parish and all the world!

French QuarTour Kids Creole Christmas Tour (December 20 – January 5) :: Make history come alive with the only tour company designed just for kids! Step back to the 19th century and be introduced to Papa Noel and the Creole Christmas traditions of yesterday. Find out what treats kids would eat, who delivered their presents, when their presents were delivered and how Papa Noel found his way.  This tour will be offered daily during the holiday school break, from the 20th of December through the 5th of January. Tours will not run on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Christmas Eve Bonfire Express (December 24 | 4:30pm) :: Celebrate a time honored Louisiana tradition: the lighting of the bonfires on the banieks of the Mississippi River!  The Bonfire Express includes round-trip transportation to view the bonfires that light the way for Papa Noel (our Cajun Santa Claus) to bayou country. For many years this Cajun community has built mammoth wooden structures such as cabins, tepees, & riverboats along the Mississippi River levee. Come see the “feux de joie” (fires of joy)! Some walking is necessary.

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Santa Arrives at Lakeside (November 23 | 9:30am) :: Join Frosty, Rudolf and Mrs. Clause at 9:30am as Lakeside kicks off the holiday season by celebrating Santa’s Arrival at Lakeside Shopping Center. The event begins at 9:30am with a second-line parade to Center Court where Santa will take his seat and the North Pole Express opens for the season.

Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel Aboard the Creole Queen (Saturdays throughout December, beginning on the 7th at 1:30pm) :: Come pass a good time aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler with Papa Noel, the Cajun Gingerbread Boy, the Cajun Gator and other jolly Cajun characters during this enchanting family festivity. Enjoy a classic tea with tempting treats, storytelling, children’s activities and merriment while cruising the mighty Mississippi. Come hold a real live alligator and, for lagniappe, each child gets a stuffed alligator. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early!

Brunch with Santa at the Bourbon Orleans (select days in December | 10:00am and 1:00pm) :: A variety of food will feature specialty stations to traditional brunch fare. Adults will enjoy free flowing poinsettia cocktails. Join historical New Orleans characters and receive a Christmas stocking filled with sweets and two-for-one certificates to dinner at their restaurant, Roux on Orleans.  A photographer will be available for photos with Santa for $12 and includes a holiday photo frame. $10 special event valet parking is available for guests attending the brunch.

Papa Noel Tea at the Ritz Carlton (select days in December) :: The holiday decorations at the Ritz are not to be missed. The hotel also offers a holiday tea with carolers and a special visit from Papa Noel himself.

Breakfast with Santa at Harahan Playground (December 7 at 8:30am) :: Enjoy breakfast with Santa, crafts, photo opps and more. The doors open at 8:30am.

St. Nicholas Day Fair (December 7 | 10:00am – 4:00pm) :: St. Nick will arrive at the French Market at 11:00am with a secondline featuring Lagniappe Brass Band. Take pictures with the jolly ole man until 4:00pm! Johnette Downing will perform at Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion at Noon.

Breakfast with Santa at Esplanade Mall (December 7) :: Enjoy a meal, crafts and more at this annual event.

Photos with Santa at Clearview Mall (throughout the holidays) :: Santa is available for photos beginning on November 23 and throughout the holiday season at Clearview Mall. On some days, live reindeer will also be available for the pictures.

German Coast Farmer’s Market (December 14 and 21) :: Santa makes visits to the German Coast Farmer’s Market at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. Shop for holiday meals and get your photos taken all in one place!

What’s your family’s favorite New Orleans area holiday celebration?

56 Responses to A Mom’s Guide to Holiday Events in New Orleans

  1. Lisa November 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    This is fabulous! Can I link to it from my blog?

    • Megan November 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

      Yes! That would be great.

  2. Carrie November 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    This is a great list- I think we are going to combine the Nutcracker performance in Destrehan with the Oak Alley celebration- I wouldn’t have thought to combine those 2 without your list. Thank you!

  3. Kathryn November 18, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Looking forward to bringing my boys to the Nutcracker!

  4. Kristi November 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Love going to Lafanire Park to look at the beautiful light with the family every year!

  5. Amber November 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Celebration in the oaks is our family tradition!

  6. Becky M November 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    We love Celebration in the Oaks. It’s our favorite NOLA Christmas tradition. :-)

  7. saarh November 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Our favorite holiday event is going to Celebration in the Oaks!!

  8. Michelle Roberie November 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Miracle on Fulton Street is a must!

  9. Maggie November 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    I love going to Celebration in the Oaks on my birthday with the whole family.

  10. tiffany truxillo November 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    I love celebration in the oaks!

  11. Shelley T. November 18, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    One of my favorite holiday events is going to Celebration in the Oaks at City Park!

  12. Brandi Clay November 19, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    While pregnant with my son, my husband and I went to Celebration in the Oaks together. Upon seeing the train yard my husband declares “My son and I are goin to build this!” I answered “Oh a train set in the house?” His reply “No we’ll turn the backyard into a train yard!!” I look forward to going this year so my son can see what he and his daddy will be building one day, though hopefully not taking up our entire backyard!!

  13. Olivia November 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Celebration in the Oaks!

  14. Erin November 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    We like Celebration in the Oaks, but we’re excited about all the brunches and teas this year!

  15. hollie henly November 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    My favorite holiday thing is Celebration in the Oaks

  16. hilda F November 20, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Celebration in the Oaks is our family favorite……

  17. Katie November 20, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Christmas in the Oaks is my favorite, but looking forward to spending two nights during Christmas in Nola with my hubby and possibly taking my daughter to the Nutcracker!

  18. courtney November 20, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I love christmas in the oaks!

  19. Beth Spreen November 20, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I love bringing my kids to celebration to walk around and see all the lights during the holidays!

    • Beth Spreen November 20, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Celebration in the oaks!!?

  20. jessica November 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    great guide!!! well done mamas!

  21. Rudi Meuiner November 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    My favorite holiday tradition is Celebration in the Oaks and my favorite treat is gingerbread!

  22. Madeline Lonergan November 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is Celebration in the Oaks!

  23. Erica November 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    My favorite holiday tradition is going to get a Christmas tree with my family!

  24. Sarah Chaiban November 20, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is taking my little one to Celebration in the Oaks, but we have never been to the “Gingerbread Tea”, and would love to win tickets :)

  25. hollie henly November 21, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    My favorite holiday treat is Mississippi Mud Pie…yummmm

  26. elizabeth broussard November 21, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    My favorite holiday treat is ooey gooey bars. So rich and so yummy! I make it every year and often run out before the tray cools off! :)

  27. Danielle Vincent November 21, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I love that y’all made a list for us so that everything is listed right here! Thank you so much! I don’t think I could narrow it down to one favorite thing but Christmas in the Oaks is the one I am most excited about because we used to go as kids. I think, it will be fun to pass it down to our kids as a tradition.

  28. Danielle Vincent November 21, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    How on earth do you narrow it down with so many amazing events? I love Christmas in the Oaks the most, I think. We went as kids so it will be neat to pass it on to our children!

  29. Courtney November 21, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    Looove celebration of the oaks!

  30. chris h November 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    my favorite holiday treats are all the sweets

  31. chris h November 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    my favorite holiday event is all the brunches

  32. jennifer mccormack November 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    we love all santa visits!

  33. jennifer mccormack November 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    my favorite treats is hot chocolate and marshmallows!

  34. Madeline November 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Favorite New Orleans event is Mardi Gras!

  35. Maya H. November 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is egg nog!

  36. Megan B November 25, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    How great is this list! It makes me so happy that the Nutcracker is back at the Saenger. So many of my childhood Christmas memories involve dressing up “fancy” and going on a field trip with my elementary school (Audubon Montessori). It makes me happy I’ll be able to share this tradition with my kids.

  37. Christal White November 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is baking fresh cookies and making homemade hot chocolate with my son, it takes me back to my childhood. My Aunt Lulu used to get us in our jammies during the holidays and the sweet smells of the vanilla, sugar and chocolate from the cookies and the cocoa were just delightful. They still warm my heart and fill me with memories!

  38. Christal White November 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    My favorite holiday event(s) are the holiday teas with all the local characters! Mr. Bingle, Papa Noel, Monte, Teddy Bears… Just LOVE them! So fun!

  39. Lisha B November 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is pecan pie!

  40. Lindsey November 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Cant wait for Christmas in the Oaks

  41. Kelli Brodhagen November 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Can’t wait to visit Celebration in the Oaks

  42. Lisha B November 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    I really love going to the Roosevelt and Fulton Street. Also, can’t forget Christmas in the Oaks!

  43. Monica November 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Celebration in the oaks!!

  44. Monica November 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Favorite treat is peanut butter fudge!

  45. Stacey Boitnott November 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Being home with my kiddos for family time!

  46. Erin November 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    This is my favorite time of the year. I want to do it all!

  47. Bree November 25, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    my favorite holiday treat is my mom’s homemade eggnog!

  48. Bree November 25, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    my favorite family holiday event is getting together on Christmas Eve & Day to open Christmas presents. We are also starting new traditions this year: attending the Lafayette Light Festival, Celebration in the Oaks, & Caroling in Jackson Square! I can’t wait to make this a new tradition that we do every year. :)

  49. Ashlee November 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    my favorite holiday treat is pralines!

  50. Laurie November 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is egg nog. That stuff is so bad for you yet oh so good!

  51. Cristina Capitano November 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is my grandma’s pecan pie!!!

  52. Shelley T. November 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    My favorite holiday treat is peppermint bark!

  53. Shelley November 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    Christmas in the oaks!!!!

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