Magical Christmas Date Nights In New Orleans

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Christmas Time is officially here.  With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays sometimes we need to unwind with our significant other.  Below is a list of some of our favorite romantic and fun things to do in New Orleans during this Christmas Season.

couple on a date night at Christmas in New Orleans

Celebration in the Oaks 

Check out the light displays at Celebration in the Oaks in City Park.

NOLA Christmas Fest

Ice skate together at the NOLA Christmas Fest. Or throw “snowballs at each other” and slide down the ice slide be a kid again!

Hotel Christmas Lobbies

Hotel Lobby Hop and check out all of the light displays. Some of our favorites to visit are: The Roosevelt, Harrahs Hotel, Monteleone and many more.

Jackson Square

Enjoy live Music & Caroling in Jackson Square.

Holiday Cocktail Tour

Sip on a Holiday Cocktail at some of our favorites spots in NOLA.  The Sazerac Room, The Carousel Lounge, The Ritz and many more.

Go to a Game

Cheer on our Pelicans at a Pels Game or scream “Who Dat” at a Saints Game.

Plantation Tours

Go back in time and visit some of our amazing plantations that surround NOLA.We love: Whitney Plantation, Oak Alley, Houmas House, Laura Plantation and many more.

Go to a Christmas Concert.

Enjoy music with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Or you can go to one of the many free concerts at St. Augustin Church and the St. Louis Catherdral this holiday season.

Dinner and Christmas Lights

Take a Garden District Food Tour, afterwards hop on a street car to check out all of the beautifully decorated homes on St. Charles Ave.

Christmas Bonfires

Get cozy and watch the Christmas Bonfires on Algiers Levee.

Go Christmas Shopping

Shop small and visit the shops on Magazine Street for some fun Christmas shopping together. Stop and have lunch at Jung's Golden Dragon.

Go see the Nutcracker

Enjoy the ballet together seeing the Nutcracker.  There are many to choose from around the city.  The Orpheum Theater, Delta Festival Ballet, Jefferson Performing Arts Center and the Saenger Theater all offer times and dates for the Nutcracker.

See a Play or Broadway Show.

Everyone's favorite A Christmas Story will be at the Saenger Theater. Annie will be at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. And The Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts has a show called Scrooge in Rouge.

Go Running with Santa

Get some exercise and enjoy the Running with the Santas

Catch a Parade

Catch a parade in December at the Krewe of Jingle Parade. There are also parades in Harahan, Narco and on the Northshore.

Take a Carriage Ride

Nothing is more romantic than a private carriage ride through the French Quarter looking at all the Christmas decorations.

New Orleans Fair Grounds

Try your luck with the ponies and watch horse racing at the New Orleans Fair Grounds.

Dance the Night Away

While listing to a band at the House of Blues.

What’s your favorite Holiday Date Night?  Tell us in the comments!

Looking for more date night ideas in New Orleans? Check out 50 Date Nights In New Orleans that will make you fall in Love.

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Katie is a native New Orleanian and currently lives in Metairie with her two boys, Vince 11 and Dominic 9. She works full time as a Community Educator in the medical field. Katie spends most of her time at the baseball and football field cheering on her boys who are both very active. On free weekends, which come few and far between, you can find Katie working out, trying new restaurants and having cocktails with friends. She loves fashion, wine, and anything and everything NOLA.

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