Trees on Santa Claus Lane

Dozens and dozens of trees!

Each year dozens of schools and non-profits gather to decorate Christmas trees along Santa Claus Lane in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park during Celebration in the Oaks. 

A special partnership with Hilton hotels of New Orleans: General Managers from area Hilton branded properties judged the Christmas trees on Santa Claus Lane and award a $3000 cash prize to the winner. 

The winner was announced during the special FOX 8 on-site morning show on November 30th.

The 2018 winner is.....

Bishop McManus Academy!

"Bishop McManus Academy is beyond thrilled to have been selected for this year’s honor from Celebration in the Oaks [ and Hilton]. It is our fourth year participating in the event, and each time it has been a sheer joy.  We are excited to announce that the amount awarded to BMA will be used to enhance our visual arts department. Our school is planning to invest in a silk screen printing system, photo/design software, and tablets for our students," says Bishop McManus Academy teacher Jessica A. Legaux (seen in the photograph).

Hilton is the official hotel partner for Celebration in the Oaks. For a VIP Celebration in the Oaks experience, book the Hilton Papa Noel package at this link.

Trees start getting booked the March before the season. To get information and to get a tree, please email Julie at in March. 



Among many other groups, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles played Tad Gormley Stadium.