Weekend Picks: The Holidays are Here!

This weekend we'll be making leftover Turkey sandwiches and walking off that pecan pie looking at Christmas lights!

by Mary Staes
November 26, 2019

This weekend we’ll be making leftover Turkey sandwiches and walking off that pecan pie looking at Christmas lights! Happy Holidays, ya’ll!

Fri. Nov. 29, 2019

What: Audubon Zoo Lights
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Audubon Zoo
Price: $15 for non-members, $10 for members (online prices, $3 more at front gate)

For the second year, Audubon Zoo is presenting its holiday light display. There’s an elves workshop, Santa photos, Twinkle Tunnel and a 30-foot endangered species holiday tree! Click here for more information. 

Audubon Zoo
Getting there
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Mon 10am–5pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 10am–5pm
More Info
(Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)

What: Celebration in the Oaks
When: Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: New Orleans City Park
Price: $10 per person

City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in over a million twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Click here for more information. 

City Park
Getting there
City Park, New Orleans, LA, USA

Sat. Nov. 30, 2019


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What: Miracle on Fulton Street
When: Hourly “snow” starts at 11a.m.
Where: Fulton Street
Price: Free

This Christmas lights display features daily “snow” hourly from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., twinkling lights, a 30-ft mega tree and a magical gingerbread display in the Harrah’s Hotel Lobby. Click here for more information. 

Fulton Street
Getting there
Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
(Photo by Peter G. Forest)

What: Mannie Fresh + Mainline Brass Band
When: 10 p.m.
Where: The Maison
Price: Free with RSVP

Ready to party after hitting all the Black Friday sales? Mannie Fresh is hitting the stage with Mainline Brass Band for a free show. Early arrival is encouraged. Click here to RSVP.

The Maison
Getting there
508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Mon-Wed Closed
Thu 4pm–1am
Fri 4pm–2:30am
Sat 1pm–3am
Sun 4pm–2am
More Info

Sun. Dec. 1, 2019


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What: Teddy Bear Tea
When: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Where: The Roosevelt Hotel
Price: $55 for children ages 3-10, $75 for ages 11 and above including adults

One of the cities premier holiday events, this fancy but kid-friendly holiday tea includes a presentation of delicious holiday food, specialty teas, and tasty pastries, as well as sparkling wine and mimosas for Mom and Dad. Click here for more information. 

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Getting there
130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
More Info


Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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