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Celebration in the oaks Friday after Thanksgiving

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Celebration in the oaks Friday after Thanksgiving

I am starting to plan a multigenerational trip over Thanksgiving. Thanks for those who have responded to requests for restaurants. Is this event worth going to on Friday after Thanksgiving? Was thinking a restaurant within walking distance and maybe going over afterward. I am concerned about road closures due to Bayou Classic and ease of getting back to our hotel, Monteleone, any information appreciated.

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1. Re: Celebration in the oaks Friday after Thanksgiving

You can take the Canal Street streetcar to City Park if you don’t want to drive.

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2. Re: Celebration in the oaks Friday after Thanksgiving

In the City Park area, Ralph's on the Park is very good. While we more often do their Sunday Brunch, before flying out, we have dined there for several evening meals, and found it to be just as good.

http://www.ralphsonthepark.com/

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Enjoy!

Hunt

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3. Re: Celebration in the oaks Friday after Thanksgiving

Celebration in the Oaks will be very crowded that Friday. If you are multigenerational, walking might not be as easy as you think. There is only one restaurant that is walking distance to City Park, and that is Ralph's. But, it's only walking distance the park...the Celebration is inside the park..so there is a bit of a walk just to get to the festival. If you actually have your own vehicle, drive it. This is the one time it makes sense to use your own car. While not many road closures, the uber rates will be ridiculous and cabs are impossible to hail. Get your Celebration tickets in advance. You can do that at the City Park Website. Get train tickets, too! It's small and uncomfortable for adults, but worth the laughter. Try to get to the park as soon as it opens. Use the line for ticket holders. Do the train first.

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