Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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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 - 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)

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Little Freddie King

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    The cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, King learned guitar from his father, but in 1954 moved to New Orleans at the age of 14. He played in many juke joints with his friends Babe Stovall, Slim Harpo, and Champion Jack Dupree, playing both acoustic and electric guitar. He recorded the firrst electric blues album in New Orleans with Harmonica Williams in 1969. In 1976, King undertook a European tour alongside Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker. He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Three times selected Blues Performer of the Year in New Orleans.

    The weekly Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions.

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