Fun Facts: Celebration in the Oaks

Fun facts about the big show

Celebration in the Oaks is a fun holiday event and New Orleans City Park is so happy to be able to bring this fundraiser to you each year. 

Below learn some Fun Facts, about how you can connect with CITO, and about what's new for this season!

What does it take to stage Celebration in the Oaks?!

Fun Facts:

7 Staff members

8 months of preparation

558,350 LED bulbs

42,000 LED blubs in the 'Dripping Snow' Tree

32,800 linear feet of rope light

95,000 4'' cable ties

8,000 linear feet of zip cord (lamp cord)

2,000 linear feet of heavy gauge wire

500 live potted poinsettias

1 Mister Bingle

How to connect on Social Media:
Celebration in the Oaks:
Facebook: /CelebrationInTheOaks
Twitter: as Mister Bingle: @MisterBingle
Instagram: as Mister Bingle: @MisterBingle
Use hashtag of CITO plus the year. Example: #CITO2013

Get photos taken with Santa! You'll love these memorable photos!


  • We have to guess these 🦋 beautiful butterflies L❤️VE living in New Orleans City Park! #iheartcitypark
  • @blaum_sarah No. But our regular plant sales resume in January.
  • Due to VooDoo Fest, closings through 10/31 include: Festival Grounds closed, Big Lake track to close 10/23. Roosevelt Mall to close 10/25.


The Musik Express in the Carousel Garden amusement park is a replica of a ride from the glory days of nearby Pontchartrain Beach.