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Celebration in the Oaks

  • Morning Call

    Dreyfous Drive, New Orleans, LA (map)

    29.985659 -90.096306

  • Meet at Morning Call at City Park (near NOMA)

  • See here for photos from 2012:

    Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling white lights and breathtaking light displays (including the crowd-favorite Who Dat tree) are scattered throughout 13 gated acres of the park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens.

    New Orleans’ mild winter weather and City Park’s stunning natural landscape, with its oak groves, moss-covered cypresses and meandering lagoons, make Celebration in the Oaks a truly unique holiday event. This beloved annual celebration is fun for all ages and has become an enduring holiday tradition for families, who come to Celebration in the Oaks to ride the train or carousel every year. Visitors are treated to a wide range of attractions, from light displays to the walkways lined with dozens of Christmas trees decorated by local school groups. Perennial favorites include the two-mile train ride through glittering light exhibits, the animated Cajun night before Christmas display, and of course, New Orleans’ iconic snowman Mr. Bingle – a holiday character beloved by generations of New Orleanians.

    -Tickets: $8/person
    -Children under 3 and Friends of City Park: Free
    -Train Ride: $4
    -Amusement Park Rides: $3/single ride ticket (excludes train)
    -$17/unlimited ride band (includes train)

    Note: Please bring your tripod and cable release or IR remote since we will be doing long exposure shots.

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  • Conrad L.

    Have to cancel this Meetup since the weather won't be too nice on Saturday night... -_-"

    December 20, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I have a conflict tomorrow night! Look forward to the next meet up after the New Year.

    December 20, 2013

  • Conrad L.

    There's 80% chance of t-storm Saturday night. This Meetup will probably be canceled... Will check again tonight.

    December 20, 2013

    • Kaylee


      December 20, 2013

    • Bryan

      Since the event is outdoors and a good chance of rain... It makes a lot of sense to not be out there with camera gear... Can be quite expensive. Of course, if you REALLY want to, you can still go and shoot... :-)

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Nathan

    Family is coming in and won't be able to make it.

    December 20, 2013

  • Heidi

    Happy you found a ride Bourgeois. I look forward to meeting you. I am bringing my 17 year old daughter and some snacks. Heidi

    December 14, 2013

  • Conrad L.

    Please note, the date has been changed to December 21st.

    2 · December 12, 2013


    Well i. Found a ride. I'll be with my mother my sister-in-law my brother and their two children. well it's not ideal but I'm getting to go. see y'all there!!! if you see me let me know come say hi !!!!

    December 14, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Wish I could be there...We have other plans for that day.

    December 13, 2013

  • Kaylee

    I can't wait!

    1 · December 12, 2013


    Ok not hoing. Cant get a ride

    December 12, 2013

  • Kaylee

    I can't go. I going be out of town.

    December 10, 2013

  • Conrad L.

    Looks like there's a chance of rain Saturday night. Will update later in the week. :-)

    December 9, 2013


    is anyone coming from MISSISSIPPI to attend this? id really like to attend but need a ride. thanks!

    December 9, 2013

  • Amritendu M.

    Sorry, that is the day of our company's X-mas party. You guys have fun and hope to join you guys soon.

    December 8, 2013


    Is anyone coming from the Biloxi MS area? I need a ride. Thx!!!

    December 5, 2013

  • Elodie C.

    Was looking forward to this, but will be in Denver…maybe I'll see some good snowfall!

    December 2, 2013


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