New Orleans, LA > Special Events
07/07/2020 ~ 07/13/2020

Celebration in the Oaks New Orleans' City Park Holiday Tour

 New Orleans, LA
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Hop on the "Happy Holiday bus” for a narrated tour to New Orleans’ City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in the country, home to the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world. Trees in the oldest grove are over 800 years old! Enjoy the view of 19th century mansions, brightly decorated for the holidays, in the city’s original Creole area as we travel Esplanade Avenue, a boundary of Faubourg Treme, the subject of the hit HBO television series “Treme”. See historic City Park transformed into a holiday wonderland. Its ancient oak trees are aglow with massive ornaments decorated with over 1/2 million sparkling lights.

LANDMARKS INCLUDE: The Celebration Grounds, Conservatory of the Two Sisters, Carousel Gardens, Storyland, and the Botanical Gardens.

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated motorcoach and group escorted tour
  • See lighted exhibits & enjoy live nightly holiday musical entertainment
  • Experience one of the ten largest urban parks in the U.S. during the holiday season
  • Perfect for adults & children

Duration: 3 Hrs.

Activity Details

Departure Details This tour will meet and depart from the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. at the Mississippi River in the French Quarter at 6:00 pm. Please bring a valid photo ID for verification and arrive at least 30 minutes in advance. It is best to confirm the tour time prior to departure.

Parking: The Gray Line Lighthouse is conveniently located near a variety of parking lot options. These lots offer hourly rates and are managed by Premium Parking. The nearest Lots are P401, P405 & P402 & P404.

Gratuity Although not required, it is customary to tip your tour guide/driver.

General Itinerary Information:

  • 6:00pm Depart from Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (arrive 30 minutes prior to departure)
  • 6:30pm Arrive at City Park
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm Visit and experience Celebration in the Oaks (on your own)
  • 8:30pm Depart from City Park
  • 9:00pm Return to Gray Line Ticket Office
What's Included
  • Narrated motorcoach tour.
  • Admission to sights within the park including Celebration Grounds, Carousel Gardens, Conservatory of the Two Sisters, Storyland and the Botanical Gardens.
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • This tour is not handicap accessible.
Additional information
  • This special holiday tour departs at 6pm nightly during the month of December. Please see booking calendar for exact availability. It is best to book this tour in advance due to limited availability.
  • Children under 6 (not occupying a seat on tours) are free of charge but must pay for any admissions.
  • Some walking is necessary.
  • City Park Holiday Gift Shop and the Botanical Garden Shop are open nightly for special holiday shopping.
  • Food and drink are available for purchase at the Holiday Café which features a variety of local and holiday fare.
  • Amusement rides, carousel and train rides are available at additional cost.
  • Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.
Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable and the vendor calls off the tour, the customer may reschedule for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No shows are not eligible for a refund.


400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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