Taking place in November and December, Celebration in the Oaks is the largest holiday event in New Orleans and one of the most spectacular holiday lights displays in the US.

From the time the glowing gators and pirate ships first appear in City Park’s lagoons, Celebration in the Oaks excitement ramps up in New Orleans. And you’ll have the VIP holiday experience of a lifetime with Hilton’s Papa Noel Campaign, loaded with perks including free entry to City Park’s dazzling display made up of more than half-a-million LED bulbs across 13 acres.

Take a Whirl Through Carousel Gardens and Storyland

With Hilton’s Papa Noel pass, you’ll get admission and three rides apiece at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, a family favorite complete with 17 rides and holiday decorations. The Ladybug Roller Coaster has been wildly popular for decades, as has the elegant carousel. Stroll to the nearby Holiday Cafe for Hilton’s Papa Noel treats including free hot chocolate and one adult beverage (like hot buttered rum) for each adult, and a bag of marshmallows to roast over a cozy fire. The whole family will delight in Storyland’s festive exhibits, including an illuminated “Cajun Night Before Christmas” that will light up your social media pages. You can do some holiday shopping at Friends of City Park’s Holiday Gift Shop, and pick up poinsettias in the Botanical Garden Shop. The Botanical Gardens include acres of light displays, so have your walking shoes ready.

Hilton’s Papa Noel Fast Pass Ticket to Ride The Mini-Train

When it’s time to give your feet a break, the Hilton Papa Noel experience includes a Fast Pass for the mini-train ride winding a magical two miles through the light show. Celebration in the Oaks draws in 165,000 visitors a year, so Hilton’s Papa Noel exclusives like the Fast Pass are key to spending more time having fun and less time waiting in line. Keep an eye out for the Who Dat Tree, a favorite for Saints fans, and the Dripping Snow Tree, which includes a whopping 42,000 bulbs.

Bonus Treats From Silver Ornaments to Reveillion Dinners

Once you’ve strolled up an appetite at Celebration in the Oaks, take advantage of Hilton’s Papa Noel discount of 10% off traditional Reveillion dinners in popular New Orleans restaurants including Palace Café, Bourbon House, Dickie Brennan Steakhouse, Tableau, and Tujague’s, as well as special discounts on select tours of the Big Easy. And stroll through the Roosevelt New Orleans Waldorf Astoria, a Hilton property, to view one of the most popular lobby holiday light displays in the city.

You’ll leave New Orleans with more than just memories – Hilton Papa Noel will gift you a jingle bell as a memento of your Celebration in the Oaks experience. Seeing it gleaming from your tree will help keep the memory alive forever.


Visit Hilton Papa Noel New Orleans for more information, and to book this package!

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