Celebrate The Holidays In New Orleans City Park At Celebration In The Oaks

Dated: 11/25/2017

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Photo credit: New Orleans City Park Archives

Enjoy the amazing holiday lights festival known as Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans City Park as it celebrates its 31st anniversary in 2017. This holiday festival combines a dazzling array of twinkling lights and displays in the park’s beautiful landscape. The first idea for this display, now called Celebration in the Oaks, came about in the early 1980’s when New Orleans City Park started fundraising for improvements to the Botanical Garden. The first display was called “A Tribute to a Christmas Tree”, in which trees decorated by local artists were put on display in a tent in the Botanical Garden. Other displays followed in later years with different names until finally, in 1987, Angela Hill of WWL TV Channel 4 volunteered to be the Chairperson along with Jim Cain of NOPSI, who became the financial sponsor. The light displays were expanded throughout the Park and changed the name to Celebration in the Oaks.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Celebration in the Oaks, please click the following link: http://neworleanscitypark.com/celebration-in-the-oaks/history-of-cito. This spectacular visual experience covers 25 acres of the Park and includes the Botanical Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland where you can enjoy a 2-mile train ride among sparkling Christmas trees that have been decorated by various school organizations. The festival kicks off the weekend of November 24-26 and continues through January 1 (closed on November 27-30 and on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.CelebrationintheOaks.com

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Tyler Ritchie

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