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NOLA ChristmasFest

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  • Date: Dec 17 - 30, 2021
  • Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NOTE: Closed Dec 23-24.

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Home for the Holidays with
NOLA ChristmasFest


Dear Valued Client,
We’re looking forward to the day we can all be together again. Our annual NOLA ChristmasFest indoor festival must take place virtually this year, so Santa needs our help spreading holiday spirit this year more than ever! That’s why our elves are sending a sampling of NOLA ChristmasFest’s Craft and Activity stage offerings directly to your home this year, free of charge. Thanks to our community partners and friends, we’ve developed a week-long virtual program of activities for children and families to enjoy together at home.
Programming includes Christmas crafts, holiday baking, holiday dance classes, nightly book reading from some our favorite Christmas characters, and so much more. Please feel free to have the youngsters in your life join us for this special program and to share with any friends or family who may be interested. The registration links for each event are listed below.
The holidays are better together. Come join us - virtually!
Your friends at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Click on the Links below to reserve your spot.

Fri. Dec. 11, 530pm – Nutcracker Ballet Fundamentals

Sat. Dec 12, 2pm – Family Elf-ercise & Merry Masterpieces

Sat. Dec 12, 530pm – Seasonal Science

Sun. Dec 13, 2pm – Baking Spirits Bright, Cool Yule Crafts & Intro to Irish Dancing

Sun. Dec 13, 530pm – Jingle Bell Flow

Mon. Dec. 14, 530pm – Merry Masterpieces, Cool Yule Craft

Tues. Dec. 15, 530pm – Christmas Cardio Dance

Wed. Dec. 16, 530pm – “Ask the Elf” LIVE Chat

Thurs. Dec. 17, 530pm – Family Move Ya’ Mistletoes

Fri. Dec. 18, 530 pm – Feature Video by Audubon Institute & Holiday Game Night


The 7th Annual NOLA ChristmasFest will kick off on December 19. The family-oriented holiday festival will wrap up on Sunday, December 31 giving locals and visiting families 13 days to experience the Christmas spirit. 

This year is sure to be enchanting with a myriad of dazzling holiday lights, the annual Hall of Trees featuring more than 70 Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations, and the centerpiece of this year's festivities - an indoor ice skating rink which is sure to bring out the child in everyone. 

NOLA ChristmasFest will take place inside Hall H at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will continue on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. 

For 13 wonderful days this winter, children and adults alike will experience the magic of the holiday season at NOLA ChristmasFest. Regardless of the frightful weather outside, it’s always delightful inside where guests will find dazzling holiday décor and activities for all ages. New Orleans’ only REAL ice rink returns along with carnival rides, inflatables, ice slides, children’s crafts, a snowball zone, beautifully decorated Christmas trees and a gingerbread house display. The festival has expanded by 50,000 square feet this year to make room for even more holiday fun including Bouncy! The World’s Tallest Snowman, a life-sized snow globe perfect for selfies, and curling games. Military and First Responders with valid ID enjoy half-priced admission and special events on Fridays in honor of their service. NOLA ChristmasFest is even open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve! The festival is a perfect location to host birthday parties and corporate events.







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Fees / Admission

$20 per person. Group tickets are available for $15 each when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

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