Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's Christmas Time in New Orleans!!

Oh, I can hear the sweet sounds of Satchmo himself singing the song, It's Christmas Time in New Orleans - take a quick listen, so soothing, relaxing and what a respite from the busy holiday season.


Have you traveled to New Orleans, LA, lately? Why not consider spending Christmas or at least part of December in the Crescent City?!

The festive month of December offers up great discounts on accommodations, musical events and extraordinary Christmas shopping opportunities. And even more important in traditional New Orleans holiday celebrations - French Reveillon menus!

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Without further adieu, let's explore Christmas New Orleans Style! Let’s begin with hotels & accommodations. Discounted Papa Noel room rates are available within most New Orleans districts with hotel rates starting as low as USD $69 per night in order to help visitors get into the holiday spirit. Available throughout December, sample hotel rates in New Orleans include $99 at the Andrew Jackson Hotel in the French Quarter, $69 at the Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter, or 30% off at the W New Orleans








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Upcoming New Orleans holiday events include:


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Of course, amongst the streets glowing with twinkling Christmas lights is the fantastic shopping in the French Quarter – stop for a beignet and cafe au lait at iconic Cafe Du Monde before visiting the French Market or head over to the Shops at Canal Place or Riverwalk Marketplace. 

Once you’ve covered downtown New Orleans, be sure to expand your shopping area by visiting Julia Street, St. Charles Avenue, and Magazine Street for more fantastic holiday shopping. 



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Reveillon Menus are a rich French tradition featuring time-honoured Creole cuisine all with a prix fix menu serving four and sometimes five delicious courses. With prices ranging from USD $34-97, Reveillon-goers can sample delectable Creole delights including appetizers of Turtle Soup; classic Reveillon salad with Blue Cheese, walnuts, Louisiana Citrus and Cranberry Pesto; entrees of Crispy Duck with Red Currants; and desserts like scrumptious Eggnog Creme Brûlée or White Chocolate Bread Pudding.



For more information on spending Christmas New Orleans style, visit New Orleans Online.

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