Top Reasons to Visit New Orleans for the Holidays - Bienville House Hotel

Around here, Mr. Claus isn’t the only one being generous! Bienville House is getting into the spirit of the season by offering special rates for our New Orleans holiday guests. Take a look at how you can celebrate Christmas New Orleans style just a few steps outside our doors. You’ll be fa-la-la-ling in love with the magic of the city in no time.

Papa Noel Room Rates

From November 22 through December 29, receive 20 percent off weekdays and fifteen percent off weekends with our Papa Noel rates. Settled in the midst of the historic French Quarter, Bienville House is the perfect location for your holiday travels. Enjoy a variety of seasonal events and when your reveling is complete, unwind in our premier accommodations.  We recommend booking early due to high demand and rates are based on availability. Use this link to make a reservation.

New Orleans Holiday Essential Events

Reveillon Dinners

Savor a memorable New Orleans Creole dining experience that dates back to the 19th century – Reveillon. During the month of December, dozens of the city’s finest restaurants serve up decadent four-course holiday feasts in the spirit of this classic tradition. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season to splurge! From locally-made jewelry, clothing, and art in the French Market to the exclusive stores at The Shops at Canal Place, New Orleans is the ideal place to find that special gift for that special someone. As a bonus, our hotel is walking distance from these premier locations giving you extra time to check off everyone on your list.

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts

World-renowned musicians brighten the season with free New Orleans Christmas Concerts at St. Louis Cathedral. Enjoy the sounds of gospel choirs, jazz bands, classical artists, and more throughout the month of December.

Celebration in the Oaks

Celebrate the season surrounded by millions of twinkling lights in City Park. A family-friendly event that only happens after dark, Celebration in the Oaks has become one of the most beautiful and popular holiday lighting displays in the country. Hop aboard the miniature train for a two-mile tour around the park, passing dazzling displays including the animated “Cajun Night Before Christmas” and the “Who Dat Tree.” And don’t forget to say hello to New Orleans’ iconic snowman, Mr. Bingle. To purchase tickets in advance (and avoid the line), go here.

Tales of the Toddy

Cheers to the holiday season with a variety of spirited libations at the 10th Anniversary of Tales of the Toddy. From the team that brings us Tales of the Cocktail, Tales of the Toddy sets to spread holiday cheer with sips and bites crafted by the city’s best bartenders and restaurants. The events kicks off at the Hyatt Regency on December 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Limited tickets available, so claim your spot now!

Caroling in Jackson Square

Make a joyful noise as hundreds of carolers illuminate Jackson Square with candlelight- a New Orleans tradition since 1946. Caroling in Jackson Square is the highlight of the holiday season for visitors and locals alike. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and caroling begins at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.