Santa is coming soon. He’ll be around town, in malls, and everywhere spreading Christmas cheer and joy. We can’t wait to visit him and make sure we are on the nice list. If you’re looking for Santa in New Orleans, we know where to find him!
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Holiday Events In New Orleans With Santa
Santa can be seen during the driving tour and will have a special interactive surprise for guests.
Christmas In Lafreniere Park
Santa and other holiday characters visit Lafreniere Park on weekends from December 4, 2020, through December 30, 2020. Cost is $10 per car
A Candy Cane Christmas
Christmas fun at Destrehan Plantation on December 13, 2020, from 1 – 3:30 pm with activities and a visit with Santa. Cost is $16 for adults and $14 for children.
Cookies with Santa and the Victory Belles.
Visit the National World War II Museum for this holiday treat that includes a pre-recorded performance from the Victory Belles, a teddy bear gift, and a socially distanced visit with Santa. The cost is $50 for ages 2 and up, and performances run through December 20, 2020.
Santa At New Orleans Area Malls
The Esplanade Mall
Santa arrives on December 4, 2020, for pictures and will be available through 6 pm on December 24, 2020. Advanced registrations are suggested, and all visits will be socially distanced, and everyone, including Santa, must wear a mask.
Lakeside Shopping Center
Santa arrives on November 21, 2020, and will then be available for pictures through Christmas Eve in the mall’s center court. Appointments are required for pictures with Santa.
Oakwood Shopping Center
Santa arrives at his workshop in the JC Penny Wing of the Mall for pictures through December 24, 2020. Reservations and masks are required.
Clearview City Center
Santa will be in the center court from 11 am – 7 pm through Christmas Eve. Appointments are not required but are suggested.
Breakfast with Santa in New Orleans
Enjoy a breakfast buffet, Santa photos, crafts, a sing-a-long with Vince Vance and the Valianettes and more at Deanies in the French Quarter on December 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2019 from 9-11:30 am.
Cost is $45 per person, children 3 and under are free.
Brunch With Santa
Families can have brunch at the Bourbon Orleans with Santa and friends December 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2019 at 10 am and 1:30 pm.
Prices are $68 for adults, $32 for children 4 through 12, and Free for children 3 and under.
Call 504-571-4672 for reservations.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast, a $10 Power Card with unlimited video game play, holiday crafts and a photo with Santa from 9 am-NOON on December 14, 2019 at Dave and Busters.
Holiday Teas With Santa in New Orleans
Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt
Christmas Tea with Santa and his elves at the Teddy Bear Tea at the Roosevelt Hotel at various times from December 1, 2019 through Christmas Eve.
Cost is $75 for adults and $55 for children.
Papa Noel Tea
Special holiday celebration with Papa Noel at 11 am and 2:30 pm on November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 – 24, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Cost is $70 per person.
Longue Vue House and Gardens will be all decked out for the holidays and this special tea for children with holiday crafts and photos with Santa on December 14, 2019 from 1-3 pm. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non members. Santa photo packages start at $40
Tea with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Royal Sonesta on December 15 and 19-23, 2019. Seating times are 11 am, 2 pm and 4pm and vary by day.
Cost $59 for adults and $34 for children. VIP tickets are $75 for adults and $49 for children.
Take a cruise on the Creole Queen with Papa Noel December 14 and 15, 2019! Prices are $62 / adults, $42 / children 3-12 and $10/ 3 and under.
Free Photos With Santa
Santa at Metairie Bank
Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5:30-7:30 pm on December 5, 2019. Free gifts for the kids, free raffle for adults, refreshments and more at the Metairie Bank Main Office Lobby (3344 Metairie Rd.).
Christmas On the Bayou
Starts with Mass at 6 pm at Cabrini High School on December 14, 2019. Following mass there will be a living nativity, performances by the Cabrini Cheerleaders and Eclipse Dance Team, and candlelight caroling from the Cabrini Chamber Ensemble to welcome Santa who will arrive by boat on Bayou St. John. After Santa arrives there will be hot chocolate, treats and Santa pictures in the gym.
Did we miss a Santa event in New Orleans? Let us know in the comments!