Christmas New Orleans Style: Free Events, Reveillon Dinners & Reduced Hotel Rates Keep Locals Loving NOLA

December 2, 2013 | Updated: 6:17 a.m., December 3, 2013

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The holidays are in full swing; signs of Christmas are everywhere. From Santa mobbed by kids on the levee to decorated out streetcars, Summer time is long gone!

The weather has shifted, the lights are twinkling, and just to think all the daily festivities going on this month are just a click away.

“When you live here it’s easy to take the city for granted a little bit, and so what we do is we create really great excuses for people to come downtown,” says Marci Schramm, Executive Director for French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

For the 29th year French Quarter Festivals Incorporated is making it easy for you to kick back and soak it all in through ‘Christmas New Orleans Style.’ Their little book and website has it all. From reduced hotel rates to Reveillon Dinners at some of the best restaurants in town.

“It’s a fixed price dinner and there really is something for every budget. There’re some really fantastic lower prices and there are some that are really up there, but completely worth it.”

‘Christmas New Orleans Style’ also includes a list of daily events going on around town. Many of the events are free like concerts at the Cathedral Sunday through Thursday, to cooking demonstrations and light shows.

“As locals we are here and we see it every day, but it’s nice to remind ourselves that we live in such a special place and there’s just so much to do and the weather can’t be beat.”


For more information about Christmas New Orleans Style or French Quarter Festivals, Inc. visit or

To download a guide book click here or call 504.522.5730