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New Orleans: Holiday Bus Tour of “Celebration in the Oaks”

Product ID: 334416
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Experience New Orleans's City Park which has been transformed into a holiday wonderland known as the “Celebration of the Oaks”. On a narrated tour, discover the magnificent lighted exhibits and live nightly musical entertainment.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 6:00 PM
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • See the historic City Park of New Orleans transformed into a holiday wonderland
  • Enjoy live nightly musical entertainment featuring a mix of school choirs, orchestras, bell choirs, dancing troupes and gospel groups
  • Marvel at the illuminations in the home of the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world
  • Capture the magic of 19th-century mansions decorated for the holiday season
Full description
Hop on the "Happy Holiday Bus” for a 3-hour narrated tour experience to New Orleans’ City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in the country. See the historic park transformed into a holiday wonderland - its ancient oak trees aglow with massive ornaments decorated with over 1.5 million sparkling lights. The City Park is home to the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world, with the trees in the oldest grove over 800 years old.

See the light exhibits including the Cajun Night Before Christmas, the “Who Dat” Tree, the Santa Gator, a life-sized Nativity scene, and “A Jackson Square Holiday”. Children from over 200 schools have created handcrafted ornaments to decorate the Christmas trees that line the walkways in the Carousel Gardens and Storyland. Enjoy some live musical entertainment featuring a mix of school choirs, orchestras, bell choirs, dancing troupes, and gospel groups.

On your way to and from the park, enjoy the view of 19th-century mansions, brightly decorated for the holidays, in the city’s original Creole area as you travel along Esplanade Avenue.
  • Celebration in the Oaks" Admission
  • 3-Hour bus tour
  • Narrated tour featuring decorated 19th-century mansions
  • Free time to discover the lights and entertainment on foot
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Tour departs at 6:00 PM from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office located at 400 Toulouse St. at the Steamboat Natchez Dock, by the Mississippi River in the French Quarter.

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From US$ 39 per person

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Product ID: 334416