The Big Easy might not get a white Christmas, but we certainly don’t lack holiday spirit. Let the mood inspire you and get involved in any of these things to do this December in New Orleans, and share your pictures with us on social media!
Things to do this December in New Orleans
1. Visit St. Louis Cathedral
Red bows are already decorating the street lights at the St. Louis Cathedral. Plus, every December, they host a series of concerts to celebrate Christmas with local musicians. The best thing is they’re free!
Where: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans
2. Go to City Park
City Park celebrates Christmas in unique ways. Don’t miss “Celebration in the Oaks,” where millions of twinkling lights decorate the trees.
Where: 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans
3. Attend a concert
Imagine Christmas music bathed only by candlelight. This holiday they have a special live show featuring the Nutcracker and other holiday tunes at the Hotel Peter & Paul.
Where: 2317 Burgundy Street, New Orleans
4. Go to see a musical
Hadestown will be playing this December at the Saenger Theatre. This musical is the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards.
Where: 1111 Canal Street, New Orleans
5. Sip on a Holiday Cocktail
Gallatoire’s 33 Bar and Steak offers different holiday cocktails that can’t get any better. Sip on a Juniper Tree (gin, grenadine, orange bitters, and lime juice), eggnog, or even a Wreath of Holly (brandy, milk punch, and creme de menthe). It’s right in the French Quarter!
Where: 215 Bourbon Street, New Orleans
6. Experience a complimentary wine tasting
Faubourg Wines is hosting free wine tastings every Wednesday this month. They are open to the public, and you don’t have to make a reservation. Try four different wines and buy your favorite one to take home!
Where: 2805 Street Claude Avenue, New Orleans
7. Make your own perfume
Head over to the French Quarter and make a custom-made perfume for yourself or any of your loved ones. Reservations are required for unique fragrances. You can find all the info here.
Where: Bourbon French Parfums 805 Royal Street, New Orleans
8. Take a Tai Chi class at the NOMA
The New Orleans Museum of Art holds Tai Chi classes every Monday in December at their Sculpture Garden. The price changes if you’re a member or not. Find all the information here.
Where: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans
Featured image by CRH Drones @crh_drones.