Date nights are important for parents. We need that time alone to connect and just have fun. They are especially important around the holidays. The stress Christmas often brings has us needing to reconnect with the one we love most. Here are four Christmas date nights in New Orleans you can have this holiday season.
Hotel Lobby Hop
New Orleans’ hotels love to put on a show, especially when it comes to Christmas in the Big Easy. Each of the hotels in the French Quarter and CBD decorate in their own unique way. From massive Christmas trees to tunnels of shimmering light, it’s magical to see the spaces transformed. What else can you find in NOLA’s hotel lobbies? Some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Plan your evening so that you two can hit all your favorite spots and stop for a drink or bite to eat at each place. End your night where you want to stop for dinner – Cafe Adelaide, Domenica, Criollo and the Caribbean Room are just some of your options.
Holiday Lights Driving Tour
Gone are the days of Celebration in the Oaks’ driving tour (but we’re still crossing our fingers for it’s return). Luckily, Lafreniere Park has stepped up and created their own version, complete with music, impressive lights, and even some of Al Copeland’s old Christmas display from his home. The driving portion isn’t too long, but it’s entertaining and fun. There are more lights throughout the park accessible by foot and a classic concession stand so you and your sweetie can share a funnel cake and some hot chocolate while you stroll through Christmas in the Park
Caroling in Jackson Square
A longstanding New Orleans tradition, Caroling in Jackson Square is a unique event that will make for a special date night. Mark your calendar for December 17th at 6:39pm; caroling begins promptly at 7. Song sheets and candles are supplied, and you can leave your self consciousness at home. Hearing the music sung by complete strangers that have come together for this event creates a special ambiance sure to put your two in the Christmas spirit. Come early or leave late so you can grab dinner in the Quarter while you’re there.
Miracle on Fulton Street
Harrah’s Casino puts on huge spread every year with their Miracle on Fulton Street. Snow, lights, gingerbread and more welcome you into the hotel lobby during the month of December. Check out their schedule of events, which includes live music and light displays, before you head over to the casino for a night out on the town.
No matter which date night activity your choose, the key is to have fun and reconnect with your love. Do you have a Christmas date night that you love? Tell us about it!
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