21+ Things to do in New Orleans this Winter

What to pack New Orleans Winter

Depending on what you are doing will depend on what to pack. Many New Orleans restaurants during the holiday season you will want to dress up - so I suggest bringing cute dresses with patterned tights or sheers.

Krewe of  Jingle Parade

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You know it is not a holiday unless there is a parade! The Krewe of Jingle Parade happens at the beginning of December to kick off the holiday season.

Holiday cocktails and pop up bar

When walking in New Orleans at night, you should stick with a group of four or more people and stay in well-lit, busy neighborhoods. 

Hotel holiday hopping

Holiday Hotel hopping has been a long-standing tradition ever since hotels started decorating their lobbies! My Favorite is hands-down the Waldorf Astoria Roosevelt Hotel.

Hanukkah in New Orlean

Hanukkah is also another large religious celebration that happens annually in New Orleans. There are plenty of events to help celebrate these eight days of celebration.

Christmas Bonfires Light the way for Papa Noel

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Every year on Christmas Eve on River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, locals gather to enjoy the bonfires. Family and friends build the bonfires, and the shapes range from a traditional teepee-shape to huge shapes that pay homage to the river.

Eating King Cake

Each bakery has its take on King cake, but my favorites in recent years have been the Cream Cheese from Haydel’s Bakery and the King Cake from Willa Jean.