Celebration in the Oaks
December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until January 2, 2022
Tickets must be purchased in advance by clicking here.
Celebration in the Oaks presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust in New Orleans City Park, the Park’s largest fundraiser, has fascinated guests for years as one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. Due to the pandemic, City Park shifted the beloved holiday event in 2020 to a drive-thru experience, which attracted more than 185,000 visitors. This year, the highly successful Celebration in the Oaks Driving Tour will return, in addition to an expanded experience in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and the Botanical Garden.
Festivities in the Park this year include:
- The return of the drive-thru experience
- All-access passes to Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, featuring unlimited rides on 18 attractions
- The festive outdoor bar in the Botanical Garden, where you can share a holiday delight under the twinkling lights
- A new festive train experience with on-board entertainment
- A newly added “snow” area
- Mister Bingle and Train Garden in the New Orleans Botanical Garden
- Tree of poinsettias in the Conservatory in the New Orleans Botanical Garden
- A 2021 commemorative ornament ($10.00 ea.)
- Other holiday cheer-filled activities, including marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, photo opportunities, dancing light shows in the Carousel Gardens