Posts tagged with 'Celebration in the Oaks'

CITO Trees are for the Fish

Fifty Christmas trees from this years Celebration in the Oaks fundraiser in New Orleans City Park are now serving a new role as habitat/shelter for juvenile fish in Bayou St. John. City Park and LDWF, with to help of volunteers and sponsors, bundled small sets of trees and anchored within casting distance along the western shore of the bayou, just north of Filmore Avenue. Small fish and invertebrates are attracted to brush piles...

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We Love Our Volunteers

We ❤️ our volunteers! Volunteers from the Jefferson Parish Youth Council (JPYC) helped City Park staff to take down Celebration in the Oaks Christmas trees, lights, and ornaments from the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park last Saturday.  One of City Park's annual volunteer projects is to completely strip these leftover trees from Celebration in the Oaks and reuse them in a conservation project.  This year, City Park is partnering with the Louisiana Department...

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From Hurricane Katrina to coronavirus, how Celebration in the Oaks is coming full circle


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In December 2005, swaths of New Orleans remained dark and empty because of Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters, and Celebration in the Oaks organizers faced a challenge. How to mount the drive-thru holiday lights show when downed trees marred City Park’s landscape and the storm had destroyed its electrical infrastructure? Their solution was to condense the event&rsquo...

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New Orleans City Park Celebration in the Oaks 2020 Fundraiser Announcement

New Orleans City Park celebrates the 34th year of Celebration in the Oaks with the announcement of a change for the 2020 holiday season. The Celebration in the Oaks fundraiser will operate as a driving tour for the season. The Park decision was made to offer a safe opportunity for the people of the region to celebrate this holiday season. Staff has been working tirelessly to adapt the fundraiser to make it safe and operate...

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Happy 70th Birthday Bingle Party in City Putt

It's Mister Bingle's 70th birthday this year! Visit City Putt for a holiday themed party on December 1st, 2nd, or 3rd from 3pm to 7pm. The party is $10/person and tickets can be purchased the day-of from City Putt located between Victory and Dreyfous. Each person will get to play one course, enjoy 1 cocktail (or soft drink), taste sweet treats, get a free raffle ticket, and receive giveaways, too. Bring a date...

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Photos with Santa at Celebration in the Oaks

Bring the kids! Or take a fun photo with the adults! Santa loves everyone!

Each night at Celebration in the Oaks through December 23, bring the kids (of any age!) to get their photos taken with Santa! Romaguera Photography takes the photos you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Santa is available each night of the week and Mrs. Claus joins Santa for photos on Friday and Saturday nights!


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PERFECT date-night ideas!

New Orleans City Park is a romantic place no matter what season it is in New Orleans. The Park is a wonderful place to create memories! 

PERFECT date-night ideas: Celebration in the Oaks and a round of Mini Golf!

OR A round of Mini Golf and hot beignets from Morning Call.

OR Swing on a double sided swing at the Goldring Woldenberg Great Lawn while drinking Cafe...

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Start a Family Tradition Today at Celebration in the Oaks

One of my favorite family traditions to do each year with my twin daughters is the have their pictures taken with Santa at Celebration in the Oaks. Each year Romaguera Photography Studio offers pictures with Santa in the Gazebo behind the Carousel. Romaguera Photography Studio does a beautiful job changing the set each year to make each photo unique. Santa is available every day through December 23 and Mrs. Claus joins him on Friday and...

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Celebration in the Oaks: open nightly!

The Bayou Metairie Monster

This is a reposted blog piece. The original piece from can be viewed by clicking here. 

By Melinda Shelton, Mid-City & More columnist (on on December 04, 2014 at 2:57 PM, updated December 04, 2014 at 2:58 PM) On a balmy, winter evening in New Orleans, my canine sidekick Liza Jane met me at the front door, leash dangling from her mouth, brown eyes bright with excitement. I recognized the "you're taking...

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Get Queen Elsa to invite your kids to the CITO Family Party!

Join us at the Family Party! Queen Elsa wants you and your family at the party! Elsa. Ana, and Olaf will be waiting at the Family Party for you!  

Queen Elsa wants you and your kids at the Celebration in the Oaks Family Party! And she wants to call your kids on the phone to invite them! Between November 3rd and 7th, you may come to the Reception Desk in the...

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Bring the kids! From 1 to 92! #CITO2013

Celebration in the Oaks is off to a great start!

What? You have yet to visit? Get out here! There's dinosaurs, butterflies, leprechauns, and a lochness monster in Bayou Metairie! Plus fun amusement rides including the mini train and historic Carousel. You won't want want to miss out - and you don't have to! Running each night from now till 1/4/14 (closed 12/24 & 12/31) - get your tickets online and join...

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City Park Decorates Their Tree with Handmade Ornaments

Last month, New Orleans City Park wrote a blog article explaining who decorates the Christmas trees each year at Celebration in the Oaks. You can read that piece here - and we're letting you know - there are some real stellar trees this year at Celebration in the Oaks. We're very impressed!

Each year, after groups pick up their ornaments from the trees when Celebration in the Oaks...

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What’s open on Thanksgiving day in City Park?

Gobble then wobble over to play putt-putt in City Park! New Orleans City Park’s newest attraction, City Putt, will be open on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013. The links will be open for play from 10am till 10pm (last rental at 9pm). Bring your friends and family, no matter their age, to play one or both of the miniature golf courses. One course has a Louisiana theme and features Louisiana cities at each of its 18...

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Those are some good lookin’ Mister Bingle wreaths!

Each year Garden Clubs from around the metro area decorate wreaths to be placed around Celebration in the Oaks. Every year there's a new theme but it always includes Mister Bingle. 

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Who decorates all the Christmas trees at CITO?

Who decorates all the Christmas trees each year at Celebration in the Oaks?

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Mister Bingle arrives!

Every New Orleanian knows who Mister Bingle is, but do you know he spends at least 2 months of the year at New Orleans City Park's premier holiday event Celebration in the Oaks? He sure does! Since joining the Celebration in the Oaks family in 2005 Mister Bingle's been a huge part of the tradition and 2013 is no different. Mister Bingle arrived in style to the CITO warehouse.

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We’re makin’ our lists and checkin’ them twice! Gettin’ everything ready!

We've been working hard at the Park getting everything ready for Celebration in the Oaks 2014! We know you're going to love the new exhibits and love seeing the traditional ones, too. Check out this video to see more and to see a sneak peek at one of the new installations called "Sea-Labration". 

You can be part of the Celebration in the Oaks magic early by attending the Preview...

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Beware! The lochness monster’s getting put into Bayou Metairie today!

Beware! The lochness monster's getting put into Bayou Metairie today! A tradition everyone loves to see each year at Celebration in the Oaks, we're excited to welcome the fun-loving holiday 'monster' back again this year. You can wave to Nessie as you zip by on the holiday train during Celebration in the Oaks.

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The Hyams Fountain in City Park is a special part of the Park

Have you noticed the Hyams Fountain as you walked down Victory Drive or into the main entrance of Carousel Gardens? Like so many special pieces in the Park, this fountain has a story. New Orleans philanthropist, Sara Lavinia Hyams, died in 1914, bequeathing her jewelry collection, valued at $30,000, to be sold and the profits used to construct a fountain in both Audubon Park and New Orleans City Park, for the children of the city. The...

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