What’s new this year at Celebration in the Oaks

2019 Season

New for the 2019 Season:

-Mutt Mondays: A special partnership with SPCA of Louisiana:  Bring dogs with you and use the SPCA photo booth to take fun holiday photos with your friends – human and canine.

-Yoga classes: Yoga under the Lights 

-Storytime in Storyland: Have you heard? Storyland has been revitalized this year! Kids can hear local authors read stories under the Storyland Castle

- Fountain of Joy on the train route

- Mighty Meteors on the train route

- Bursting Blooms in the Arrival Garden

- Swooning Swamp

- Full bar located in the new Kitchen in the Garden in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

- The Hilton Scavenger Hunt: Our partnership with Hiltons of New Orleans continues for the 2nd year in a row and you won’t want to miss the new and excited pieces! This year, every attendee will be given a chance to participate in the “Hilton Scavenger Hunt” for a chance to win special holiday prizes. Guests can use the game card and map to help find 6 clues throughout the park. Each clue has a secret word that can be written on your game card to the corresponding clue. Once you find all 6 clues, your game card will show a secret phrase and you’ve won! Instructions on how to redeem prizes are on the game card. You won’t want to miss out! Also, don’t forget that Hilton guests receive an unforgettable experience that includes free admission, unlimited rides, hot chocolate, train rides and more. Click here for details.

- Become a Merry Maker

Favorites back again for the 2018 Season:
-Campfire Village in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park:
- ‘Snow Show’ each night of the event – great for photos!
- 'Merry Marshmallow Roasting' over an open fire
- 'Colossal Cotton Candy'



The Budweiser Clydesdales spend Carnival each year at the Police Stables at City Park. If you see them walking down Marconi, you can pull over and take a photo but please do not approach the horses.