Growing up in New Orleans, my Christmas memories are filled with driving under the oaks at City Park for Celebration in the Oaks as 1000’s of twinkling lights hung from the trees and were placed throughout the park. It was pure magic!
Well, this year and most likely only for 2020 because of COVID-19, Celebration in the Oaks is just like we remember it as kids. That’s right, the driving tour is back, and it’s well perfectly magical.
I could sit here and tell you how wonderful this time of year in New Orleans City Park is, but why don’t you take a peek for yourself!
Where is Celebration in the Oaks Located?
Celebration in the Oaks is located inside New Orleans City Park, 5 Victory Avenue, New Orleans 70124.
Thousands of dazzling lights light up the park and light up Storyland, the Botanical Gardens, and the Carousel Gardens and Amusement Park.
What is there to do at Celebration in the Oaks?
There is so much to do!
You can ride rides in the Carousel Gardens. Take a train ride around the park. It is a MUST DO, and the best way to see the lights. Play in the newly renovated Storyland.
Over in the Botanical Gardens, you will find tons of amazing light displays. My favorite is the Snowdrop Tree. You can also listen to a retelling of the Cajun Night Before Christmas in lights or see the light show set to your favorite Christmas music.
Celebration in the Oaks will bring out the child in anyone that visits.
When is Celebration in the Oaks Open?
Celebration in the Oaks open nightly from November 29 until January 1, 2019, except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It’s even open on Christmas Day.
Operating hours for Celebration in the Oaks is opened from 6 pm – 10 pm on Sunday – Thursday nights, 5 pm – 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and 6 pm – 9 pm on Christmas Night.
How Much Does Celebration in the Oaks Cost?
Admission is $10 per person, with amusement park rides separately. Children under 3 and Friends of City Park members are FREE.
Ride bands are $18 per person, individual rides are $4 per ride, and the train is $5 per ride.
Where can I get more information about Celebration in the Oaks?
So if you are local or just visiting for the holiday season, Celebration in the Oaks needs to be on your MUST DO list!