Celebration In The Oaks

The Most Spectacular Holiday Lights Festival in the Country

A HUGE THANKS to everyone who experienced this year's Cleebration in the Oaks! We hit record numbers in a time this fundraiser was crutial to City Park and we thank you so much! While we don't know yet what next year will look like, you can feel good knowing City Park will be here for you!


The 2020 season is the 35th anniversary of City Park's largest fundraiser, Celebration in the Oaks. This year it will be a driving tour with Add-On Activities in Carousel Gardens, too. 

Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is the most spectacular holiday lights festival in the country. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in over a million twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout the 2.25 mile driving tour of the Park. With more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the Park to see the magical winter spectacle in previous years, 2020 is a special year and City Park is planning a special event this year with a Driving Tour! 

Proceeds from Celebration in the Oaks benefits the maintenance, care, and beautification of New Orleans City Park.

Event address: 2 Friederich Ave. New Orleans 70124 (There is only one entrance, turn off Wisner to enter driving tour event)

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    Address: 2 Friedrichs Ave.


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Getting to City Park from the French Quarter: We are located less than 10 minutes by cab or car. Or, take the scenic route: the Canal streetcar (be sure to hop on the one marked ìCity Parkî) delivers you to the entrance of City Park at Esplanade Ave.