Every year boat owners take to Lake Pontchartrain with their vessels lit up, celebrating Christmas with a unique parade on the water.
Things to do
Lucky for you, it’s hard to find a single night in which at least one of this city’s awesome neighborhood bars isn’t throwing a holiday party.
We know it’s tempting to go to big box retailers and sites for your gifts, but there are plenty of amazing gift ideas from local shops and entrepreneurs.
It happens every year; someone in the office doesn’t like the strawberry cream cheese filled cake that you stood in line for hours to bring. We’ve got a solution.
Christmas time is here! There’s lot to celebrate across the city, with boats lit up on Lake Pontchartrain to a holiday parade in New Orleans East.
Bottomless mimosas, TVs for the Saints game, range of brunch options
This year’s tricentennial celebration went above and beyond, with two different projections on Gallier Hall and more lights a short walk away, at the Piazza d’Italia.
Réveillon was born out of the feast and fast, fast and feast, cycle that informs so many New Orleans traditions. Translated it means “awakening or arousal.”
The word reveillon comes from the French word for ‘awakening.’
Perhaps the best thing about the nature center isn’t the solitude, or the wildlife. It’s that while it sits in the same place, it’s a new experience every time you visit.
Messina’s Runway Cafe makes it a little easier to stomach on diners and their wallets, with an abbreviated B’Reveillon 3-course menu at $35.
The next time someone says there’s no real Latin food in New Orleans, take them to New Orleans East.
The Catahoula Hotel transports you to a place with a bohemian, almost South-American vibe, an island of sorts in the busy mix of downtown. And you don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy it.
Have you heard of Duncan Plaza? Many New Orleanians haven’t, but that’s about to change, because the 4.5-acre park — one of the largest in downtown New Orleans — is getting a makeover.
His nearly lifelong relationship with New Orleans is — while not food-related — perhaps more authentic than any other president in history.