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Celebration in the Oaks

1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608
+1 504-483-9415
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Business Conference/Romantic Weekend

I had a conference in New Orleans I had to attend so my boyfriend came with me as I had evenings... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
ElizB1796
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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
Loved It!

It was long (about an hour) streetcar/bus ride to the park but well worth the trip once we got... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Smead1950
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Hours Today: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Palm Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124-4608
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

I had a conference in New Orleans I had to attend so my boyfriend came with me as I had evenings free. We went on a Friday night to Celebration in the Oaks. It was amazing! Be prepared to do a lot of walking if...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

It was long (about an hour) streetcar/bus ride to the park but well worth the trip once we got there. We had ordered our tickets online so we avoided the very long line getting in when it opened at 6:00 on Christmas Day. Still the...More

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Covington, Louisiana
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Walk through this amazing display of holiday lights, you might even see Mr Bingle and Santa Claus too!

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

While all of the light displays will create wonder and a holiday feel, the Oaks will truly take you back to a child looking at Christmas lights.

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

We were visiting New Orleans for Christmas and had our car, so we were able to drive to City Park. We bought Straight To The Gate tickets on line with the train and unlimited park rides. As two senior citizens, we still enjoyed the roller...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

If you have never visited City Park...and you follow the directions that say to take the cable car...be prepared to walk quite a distance to just get to the park...in the dark and no signage as to where you are going. You get to the...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Always go here during nice weather - not raining. The lights decoration is amazing with all sorts of shapes and sizes. Do not forget to take the train ride throughout the park to see all the lights.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

We were planning on attending Celebration in the Oaks our last evening in New Orleans. The weather turned nasty and they canceled due to inclement weather (12.6.17). I had purchased tickets before our trip. I contacted the event organizers thinking that certainly they would refund...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Took my 10 year old son and friends for the amusement park and lights. Excellent outing. Roasted marshmallows on a long stick for $1, the rest, including the train ride was all inclusive in the price. Lines got long as it got later. Go early...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

It's like going to a holiday light show and state fair rolled into one. We saw a dance show in the pavilion, walked around to see the light displays, strolled through the botanical displays. There is also food and rides for the kids. Wonderful event...More

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake
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family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans
Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel
Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush
Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and
the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix
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Joshua W
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Azrinsyah | Reviewed this property |
The event usually held after Thanksgiving until New Year eve.
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YoilEl
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Azrinsyah | Reviewed this property |
Even during normal nights quite busy. In anyway, the crowd make the environment and atmosphere fun because everyone is celebrating the holidays!
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