Celebration in the Oaks has been part of the fabric of the New Orleans holiday season for years. Aside from Mister Bingle, the Park creates all the installations by hand and they are all original ideas.
-Dripping Snow Tree
-Holiday Mini Train
-Cajun Night Before Christmas®
-Who Dat tree
-Large poinsettia tree in the Conservatory
Mister Bingle is the voice of Celebration in the Oaks! Although he's been a part of the holiday fabric of New Orleans since 1950, he's been a part of the Celebration in the Oaks family since 2005.
Dripping Snow Tree
Dripping in LED lights from Paris, this tree is a can't miss for every visitor. This is also a very popular place for marriage proposals!
Santa Gator is a popular place for photos for kids of all ages.
Cajun Night Before Christmas
The Cajun Night Before Christmas® is a beloved tale of Santa and his gators. It's light show you'll love that moves from one end of the lawn to the other. Stop by to listen to the tale being told.
"...He whistle an' holler an' call dem by name:
"Ha, Gaston! Ha, Tiboy! Ha, Pierre an' Alcee'!
Gee, Ninette! Gee, Suzette! Celeste an'Renee'!..."
Who Dat tree
We love our football in New Orleans! Who Dat!
Take a ride on the Park's antique Carousel and get into the spirit!
The Historic New Orleans Train Garden is one of the park’s hidden gems, tucked away in a vibrant, lush corner of the Botanical Garden. It looks even more festive during Celebration in the Oaks.
Large poinsettia tree in the Conservatory
This is a popular spot for people to take photos each year.
Newer to CITO (new in the past few years):
-‘Irish’ you Happy Holidays
-Jackson Square in lights (we’re building a whole French Quarter neighborhood little by little over the next few years!)
-The floating Pirate ship and mermaid
-Loch Ness Bayou Metairie Monster
-Buggin’ Out in the Shade Garden
-Victoria the Unicorn
‘Irish’ you Happy Holidays
Jackson Square in lights
Treasure Island (Mermaid and Pirate ship)
Flamingos and people alike love Flamingo Island. Take a ride on the mini train to ride past these pink wonders.
Loch Ness Bayou Metairie Monster
Victoria the Unicorn