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Great Holiday Celebrations in New Orleans

Enjoy these family-friendly events in the Big Easy

Vacations to New Orleans are great at any time of year, but the holiday season hosts a variety of events that are sure to appeal to all ages. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or ringing in the New Year, here are four ways for your entire family to enjoy the wonder of the season in the Big Easy.

Miracle on Fulton Street
Due to its proximity to the Mississippi River, New Orleans is known for its warm, humid temperature. Locals still get the opportunity to enjoy snow, however, thanks to the Miracle on Fulton Street. Each year the pedestrian mall becomes a winter wonderland complete with Santa, reindeer, an extra-large Café Du Monde gingerbread home, a 30-foot tall Christmas tree and hourly snowfalls. Miracle on Fulton takes place from November 26 through January 6. Click here to learn more.

Christmas in the District
Mardi Gras may be New Orleans’ most famous event, but there are a variety of other exciting annual events, such as Christmas in the District. From November 30 to January 5, families can celebrate the season in New Orleans historic Warehouse District along with Santa, brilliant light displays, carolers live entertainment and more. Visit http://christmasinthedistrict.com for more information.

Holiday Home Tours
New Orleans is home to some of the country’s most impressive architecture. Fortunately, this holiday season, your family can tour a variety of extraordinary homes ornamented with the finest holiday garnish. The Preservation Resource Center tours homes in the Garden District on December 14 and 15, while the Patio Planters explore French Quarter homes on December 22. On December 27 and 28, the Friends of the Cabildo will also visit five historic New Orleans homes decked out in Christmas décor.

The Fleur de Lis Drop
Welcome the New Year with a breathtaking fireworks display in the French Quarter. The city’s famous Fleur de Lis drops as soon as the clock strikes midnight, followed by a series of fireworks over the Mississippi River, live jazz and various celebrations to ring in 2014. Visit http://www.crescentcitycountdown.com/ to discover how to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang.

Discovering New Orleans for the first time is a magical experience, and our team at 3 Birds Marketing can't wait to discover all that the city has to offer during the 2014 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention from January 24 through January 27. In the interim, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with happiness!