Calendar Of Events

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  • Celebration in the Oaks: Preview Party

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    Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party for Adults
    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and amusement park. Naturally, because this is New Orleans, food, music and adult beverages are available in abundance. Five live music stages feature the best local musicians, and guest are treated to a tantalizing array of foods from 50 local restaurants and caterers. The party is from 7:30pm to 11pm.
    Tickets: $100/person in advance; $120/person day of event; Friends of City Park members: $90/person. 

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  • Celebration in the Oaks: Jingle Bells & Beer

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    Please join us for our inaugural holiday event created just for young adults – and those young at heart! Guests can ride on all the rides within City Park’s amusement park, under the beautiful lights of Celebration in the Oaks. Craft beers will be available throughout the amusement park, and “munchies” will be provided from local food vendors. Dancing to live music from local bands Gravy and Naughty Professor will make your bells jingle!
    Admission includes:
    * Unlimited rides at the amusement park, including the miniature train and carousel.
    * Unlimited beer, soft drinks and water from a variety of local distributors
    * Unlimited food for all guests, provided by local restaurants, grocery stores and vendors.
    The event is from 7pm to 10pm. This party requires casual attire (as opposed to the Preview Party where cocktail attire is necessary). 
    $35 FOCP members
    $40 general public (in advance)
    $45 general public (day of event)

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Family Party

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    Family Preview Party

    Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party and – bonus! – mom and dad can enjoy this family experience without lifting a finger. Your little ones will feel like the kings and queens of the ball at this fun-filled party.

    And special this year at the Celebration in the Oaks Family Party - we'll have the characters from FROZEN! That's right, Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Kristoff and the lovable Olaf. They'll be walking around and will be ready to take photos with the kids (and those who are kids at heart, too). Don't forget your camera!

    Please note: we know it can be a nightmare stuffing them into dress-up clothes, so give yourself and the kids a break. This is one holiday party where casual attire is recommended.

    Admission includes:
    * Unlimited rides at the amusement park, including the miniature train and carousel. (Pssst! Don’t tell the kids, but we have great new surprises all along the train route this year to delight the whole family.)
    * Unlimited kid-friendly eats for the whole family, including pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, mac & cheese, chicken fingers, fruit, soft drinks and more.
    * Fun live entertainment, including balloon clowns, an airbrush tattoo artist, stilt walkers, a DJ and more.

    Date: November 23, 2014

    Time: Early Admission: 5pm - (6pm) 8:30pm

    Tickets: $40/person in advance

    Time: General Admission: 6pm - 8:30pm

    Tickets: $30/person in advance
    Friends of City Park members: $25/person in advance
    Children under 2 get in free!

  • Celebration in the Oaks - The Last Night of the Season

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    The Last Night of the Season

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event 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 scattered throughout 20 gated acres of the park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens and along the 2 mile train route.
    The 2014-2015 season:
    November 29th - January 4th (Closed: 12/24 and 12/31)
    Sunday - Thursday: 6pm -10pm AND Friday & Saturday: 6pm -11pm
    Admission: -Tickets: $8/person (you can buy at the gate, but we suggest avoiding lines by buying on or click on the 'Buy Tickets' symbol to the left of this event.)
    -Children under 3 and Friends of City Park: Free
    Amusement Park Rides:
    -Train Ride: $4
    -Amusement Park Rides: $3/single ride ticket (excludes train)
    -$17/unlimited ride band (includes train)