Celebration In The Oaks

The Most Spectacular Holiday Lights Festival in the Country

The 2019 season is the 33rd anniversary of Celebration in the Oaks! 

Celebration in the Oaks has over a million lights!

Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is the most spectacular holiday lights festival in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the Park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in over a million twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Event address: 5 Victory Avenue, New Orleans 70124

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  • Each year we place a new word in the Dripping Snow Tree at Celebration in the Oaks. Last year it was PEACE. GUESS THE WORD FOR THIS YEAR?
  • Have all the fun at the Celebration in the Oaks preview parties! Nov. 22, 23, and 24 - three parties with something… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
  • @Change_Agent_JL Most were lost in Katrina however reach out to the Development dept and they may be able to help 😊


There are 11 miles of lagoons in City Park. (Therefore, 22 miles of shoreline.)