“Celebration In The Oaks” Lights Up City Park From November 25

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia


NOLA might never get a white snowy Christmas. However, we never lack holiday spirit. Right? This year, we kick off our favorite season of the year on November 25 at the Celebration in the Oaks installation in City Park.

If you’ve never experienced this spectacular lights festival, Celebration in the Oaks has been organized since the 1980s and is now a Louisiana holiday family tradition.

Driving Tour Experience

City Park’s oaks are decorated with more than a million twinkling holiday lights and beautiful displays scattered throughout a 2.25 driving tour of the Park.

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Carousel Gardens Experience

After your drive, don’t miss the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, which features 18 rides and an outdoor bar in the Botanical Garden.

Your admission also includes marshmallow roasting and a cup of hot chocolate.



When: 🗓November 25, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (Closed December 24 and 31)
Where: City Park NOLA 📍 5 Victory Avenue (Enter through Lelong Drive to Victory Avenue)
Hours: ☎️Sunday-Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Admission: 💵 Driving tour
Prices are based on vehicle size:
• Sedans/SUVs: $39.99 (limit 8 guests/vehicle)
• Limos: $150 (limit 15 guests/vehicle)
• Sprinter Vans: $225 (limit 20 guests/vehicle)

Carousel Gardens Experience
• Carousel Gardens Experience w/Driving Tour: vehicle pass + $25 per person
• Carousel Gardens Experience Only: $35 per person (limited availability)


Featured image by Amanda Nelson @amandacnelson. 

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