There is always holiday events coming up

It is said that New Orleans residents should have five good costumes ready to go at any given time. So pack that favorite dress, that amazing hat you never get to wear and even a wig or two and head to New Orleans for holiday events, food, music and more.

St. Patrick’s Day, March
St. Patricks Day is a great celebration and in particular in New Orleans where the immigrants from Ireland arrived in the 1800´s and made powerful contributions to the city’s culture and infrastructure. Each year the city show its appreciation by taking to the streets for parades and block parties in honour of the Irish – something you have to experience at least once.

Go Fourth on the River
The Independence Day celebrates along the historic New Orleans Riverfront features live band music and all day family activities, culminating with a Fireworks Extravaganza over the Mississippi River. www.go4thontheriver.com

Voodoo Music Experience, October
This Halloween-themed festival take place in the City Park, known for high-profile national artists such as Marilyn Manson, Duran Duran and 50 Cent, with local Louisiana musicians including. www.worshipthemusic.com

Celebration in the Oaks, November and December
A month-long holiday light exhibits with magic aglow at every turn, these event features festive displays of nearly two million lights decorating 100-year-old oak tree. It’s a family tradition featuring nightly entertainment. www.celebrationintheoaks.com

Christmas New Orleans Style
Riverfront bonfires, the brilliantly lit Celebration in the Oak, the Cathedral Concert Series and free cooking demonstration from chefs. Visitors and locals alike enjoy this authentic twist of the holidays each year. Many hotels offer “Papa Noël” rates. www.fqfi.org

New Year’s Eve
New Orleans counts down to the New Year in Jackson Square, one of the nation’s largest street parties. Gather in the French Quarter for live music, a festive ball and a fireworks display to accompany in the New Year.

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