The New Orleans Holiday Tradition

November 23 - December 30

City Park’s largest fundraiser, Celebration in the Oaks, is THE New Orleans holiday family tradition. This incredible light festival has enchanted Park visitors since the 1980s and is vital to the Park’s maintenance, care, and beautification year round. Make memories with your loved ones in City Park this holiday season.

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Enjoy over a million twinkling lights through the 2.25-mile Driving Tour or the reimagined Walking Tour, featuring unlimited Amusement Park rides as well as access to the elegant Botanical Garden, or a combination of both!

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Celebration in the Oaks is a New Orleans family tradition that began in the late 1980s, and is now one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country.

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