The pandemic put a damper on almost all of the events that were traditions around the country. This year, Celebration in the Oaks will return to City Park in New Orleans. The 2.25-mile driving tour has over a million lights along with a walking tour, amusement rides and the Botanical Garden.
The tour began this Thanksgiving and will run through New Year’s Day this year nightly from 6pm to 10pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 5pm to 11pm every Friday and Saturday. This is New Orleans City Park’s largest annual fundraiser. The proceeds help with the park’s maintenance, care and beautification year round.
Celebration in the Oaks brings in over 135,000 visitors from all over the world. The park’s annual holiday event began in the late 1980’s. The park is over 170 years old and is managed by the City Park Conservancy. The park also includes the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Couturie Forest and Arboretum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Louisiana Children’s Museum, and trees over 800 years old.
There are a limited number of tickets sold per day so hurry to purchase your tickets and choose your time slot. Cars and SUVS begin at $25, walking tours begin at $25 and Limousines and vans start at $150. Bike tours begin at $5 and will only be held on November 29th, December 6th and December 13th.