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Unwrap the Holiday Season at the Windsor Court. Rediscover the restoration of a classic New Orleans tradition. The Grill Room Reveillon Dinners

Nightly from December 1-23rd

Christmas Dinner

Prix fixe four-course menu served from 11 am to 3 pm & 5 pm to 8 pm

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Prix fixe dinner plus a view of the fireworks from the 23rd floor, with live entertainment, drinks & dessert

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Holiday tea service begins November 25 – 11 am, 2 & 4:30 pm New Orleans tradition returns with irresistible indulgences 300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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TABLE of CONTENTS Letter from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu


St. Louis Cathedral Concerts


Christmas New Orleans Style Concert Series

St. Augustine Church Concerts


Christmas New Orleans Style Concert Series

Historical Characters


Living History in the French Quarter

Chef's Holiday Cooking Demonstrations


Event Listings


Make it a Season of Celebration

Papa Nöel


Great Rates at Great Hotels

The Twelve Inns of Christmas


Holiday Home Tour — New This Year!

Reveillon Menus


At New Orleans Finest Restaurants

Christmas New Orleans Style – 27th Anniversary Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. In partnership with New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Publisher French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Editors Angelique Hill Marci Schramm Art Direction and Layout Gary Reggio and Peter Mayer Advertising Published by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. 400 North Peters Street, Suite 205, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Phone: (504) 522-5730. Email: Web: V ISIT OUR WEBSITE AT NE WORLE ANSONLINE.COM/HOLIDAY



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Dear Friends, It is a pleasure to welcome you to Christmas New Orleans Style, a month-long celebration of holiday feasting, soulstirring music, unique shopping and heart-warming traditions. 

Christmas New Orleans Style is one of our premier events for the whole family, with special activities including Celebration in the Oaks in City Park, candlelight caroling in Jackson Square, The Nutcracker at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, free concerts at the Saint Louis Cathedral, the Krewe of Jingle Holiday Parade, and playing in the snow at Miracle on Fulton Street. Let our city’s legendary chefs introduce you to the New Orleans Reveillon, a French holiday dining tradition. Every year, affordable prix fixe menus are offered at celebrated restaurants all over the city. If you’d like to learn how to prepare our fabulous Creole holiday dishes for yourself, our famous chefs will be offering free cooking demonstrations at the Farmer’s Market, located in the historic French Market. If architecture is your passion, tour the mansions of the Garden District and the French Quarter, which are even more spectacular during the holidays. And when gift-giving, consider something unique to New Orleans from our shops and boutiques on Royal Street, Magazine Street and in the Arts District. Of course, there’s no such thing as a “silent night” in New Orleans. Follow the trumpet to Bourbon, Frenchmen and Fulton streets for authentic New Orleans music. New Orleans is also home to "A NOLA New Year’s Eve," named “One of the World’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties” by Budget Travel and That might have something to do with the world-famous Sugar Bowl. Come join us in the Superdome on January 3rd, and for the party afterwards in the French Quarter.

It is a pleasure again to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a most wonderful New Year! 

Mitch Landrieu Mayor, City of New Orleans



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ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. St. Louis Cathedral concerts begin at 6 pm and last approximately one hour, with the exception of the St. Louis Cathedral Annual Christmas Concert, (December 18), which begins at 5 p.m. St. Louis Cathedral is located on Jackson Square in the historic French Quarter.

Thursday, December 1

Wednesday, December 14

Ellis Marsalis

The Preservation Hall All-Stars present a Creole Christmas

Sunday, December 4 Tom McDermott & Connie Jones

Sunday, December 18 (5 pm)

Monday, December 5

St. Louis Cathedral Basilica Annual Christmas Concert

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Tuesday, December 6 Ronnie Kole

Sunday, December 11

Monday, December 19 Don Vappie

Tuesday, December 20

Rachel Van Voorhees

Irvin Mayfield

Monday, December 12

Wednesday, December 21

Philip Manuel & Shades of Praise

Tuesday, December 13 The Faubourg Quartet


St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir

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ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH NEW SERIES! St. Augustine is the oldest African-American Catholic church in the United States. St. Augustine concerts begin at 4 pm and last approximately one hour. St. Augustine Church is located at 1210 Gov. Nicholls Street in the historic Treme neighborhood. Free, secure parking is available in the church's parking lot, enter from Treme Street or Henriette Delille Street (formerly St. Claude Avenue).

Saturday, December 3 John Boutte

Saturday, December 10 Leah Chase

Saturday, December 17 Glen David Andrews Christmas Gospel Show



HISTORICAL CHARACTERS LIVING HISTORY IN THE FRENCH QUARTER Meet and interact with some of the famous, infamous, and everyday men and women that have made New Orleans fascinating for over 200 years! These visitors from the past will bring to life historic local traditions and customs. Living History characters stroll the French Quarter throughout the month of December, caroling and entertaining visitors.

Strolling schedule – December 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 Living History characters will begin at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel (717 Orleans) at 11 am and then take to the streets of the elegant French Quarter, strolling along Decatur, Royal and Chartres Streets. Each stroll will conclude at 4 pm, when the characters gather inside Jackson Square. During inclement weather, the Living History characters can be seen at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. The following characters will stroll each weekend: Josie Arlington, John James Audubon, George Devol, Jean Lafitte, Marie Laveau and Baroness Pontalba. In addition there will be special appearances by: Basile Croquere, Andrew Jackson, C.C. Antoine, Madame Begue, Bienville, Lola Montez, and of course, St. Nicholas!


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CHEF’S HOLIDAY COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS Chef’s Holiday Cooking Demonstrations at the Historic French Market, located under the Market’s shed, midway between Ursulines and Gov. Nichols on the Market Fare Stage. Cooking Demonstrations are free and open to the public, begin at 2pm, and last approximately 45 minutes. Learn the secrets of local cuisine from the chefs who make New Orleans the culinary capital of the world! Acclaimed local Chefs share Reveillon recipes at free cooking demonstrations and samplings that are guaranteed to spice up your holidays. Space and seating is limited, so come early!

Friday, December 2

Thursday, December 15

Mr. B's Bistro Chef Michelle McRaney Reveillon Salad & Chocolate Molten "Cup" Cakes

The American Sector Chef Todd Pulsinelli Crispy Flounder, Crabmeat, Shrimp, and Andouille Hollandaise

Tuesday, December 6 Muriel’s Jackson Square Chef Gus Martin Louisiana Citrus Gulf Shrimp

Wednesday, December 7 Besh Steak Chef Jared Tees Butterbean Cassoulet with Pork Belly, Wild Mushrooms, Sausage and Rabbit Confit

Thursday, December 8 Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse Chef de Cuisine Alfred Singleton Crab & Corn Chowder

Friday, December 9 La Côte Brasserie Chef Chuck Subra Bouillabaisse

Tuesday, December 13 Bourbon House Chef Darin Nesbit Turtle Sauce Piquant

Wednesday, December 14 Domenica Chef Alon Shaya Horseradish and Parmigiano Stuffed Beef Braciole with "Red Gravy" and Herbed Bread Crumbs

Friday, December 16 Palace Café Chef de Cuisine Ben Thibodeaux Pickled Pork Rillettes

Tuesday, December 20 August Chef Michael Gulotta Brouillade aux Truffes, La Provence Farmed Eggs and Creamery Butter with Burgundy Truffles 

Wednesday, December 21 Lüke Chef Matt Regan Turtle Soup

Thursday, December 22 Audubon Insectarium Zack Lemann Odonate Hors D ’Oeuvre accompanied by Mango and Apple Chutney with Wax Worms and Crispy Cajun Crickets

Friday, December 23 Court of Two Sisters Chef Chad Penedo Shrimp & Grits



Canal Street Lighting Ceremony Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | 5:30 p.m. in front of the astor crowne plaza

Holiday Movies on the Mississippi

Friday, December 2 & Friday, December 9, 2011 | 6:30 p.m. riverwalk’s spanish plaza

Krewe of Jingle Parade & Jingle Mingle Block Party

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. | Block Party begins at 2:00 p.m. parade will roll on canal street block party will be in the 100 block of baronne street

Reindeer Run & Romp

Saturday, December 10, 2011 Registration 8:00 a.m. | Race Start 9:00 a.m. begins & ends at the audubon aquarium of the americas

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MAKE IT A SEASON OF CELEBRATION Algiers Holiday Festival and Bonfire December 3, 5pm – 9pm 200 Morgan Street; (504) 363-6436 Free and open to the public The Algiers Bonfire is the centerpiece of the Algiers Holiday Festival. This year’s festivities include burning of the giant art installation, The Floodwall, to commemorate the events of Hurricane Katrina. Live entertainment, food, and beverages will be available for sale. Annual Christmas Bonfire Party at Oak Alley Plantation calendar/christmas+bonfire December 3, 7pm –Midnight 3645 Highway 18 (River Road); (800) 442-5539 $125 per person This event occurs in an open house, outdoor format. Arrive to a brass quintet leading to Bonfire, with a Creole buffet set in the formal dining room and chef stations around the veranda. Also enjoy premium bars, a live band for dancing on the verenda, and an evening ending with hot chocolate, coffee, and beignets. Baroque Christmas December 15, 7:30pm 5290 Canal Boulevard; (504) 523-6530 Tickets start at $20 Ring in the season with the Hallelujah Chorus at First Baptist New Orleans. Join the Louisiana Philharmonic this holiday season for the most glorious music ever written –Handel’s Messiah, part one and Bach’s Magnificat with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, and four amazing vocal soloists. Beauregard-Keyes House in the Holiday Trim Monday – Sunday December 6th – January 3rd, excluding major

holidays, 10am-3pm, on the hour 113 Chartres Street; (504) 523-7257 $10 per person Step into Christmas past for a look at the House in Victorianstyle trim and dressed in greenery, velvet, ribbons, and lace. Hourly tours include the 1826 House, Frances Parkinson Keyes’ doll collection, folk costumes, fans, and veilleuses (French teapots and night lights). Brunch with Santa and His Elves December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, Seating at 10am and 12pm 717 Orleans Street; (504) 571-4672 $34 Adults, $19 children (3-12), children 2 and under are free; Reservations required, contact Judy Leblanc The Bourbon Orleans invites visitors to celebrate the magic of Christmas at Brunch with Santa and his Elves. Specialty stations will feature traditional brunch fare. Festivities include a holiday stocking filled with tantalizing treats for each table, interactive activities, and much more! Canal Street Lighting Ceremony November 22, 5:30pm 739 Canal Street, Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel; (504) 571-8927 Free and open to the public Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel “flip the switch”, turning on more the one million lights on New Orleans’ grand corridor. Caroling in Jackson Square December 18, 7pm (gates open at 6:30pm) Jackson Square; (504) 529-9755 Free and open to the public Sponsored by Patio Planters of the Vieux Carré since 1946, Caroling in Jackson Square is a truly moving holiday tradition held by candlelight on the Sunday before Christmas. Jackson Square



brims with candle-lit faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the Cathedral. Candles and song sheets provided. Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France Christmas Concert December 18, 5pm St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square; (504) 525-9585 Free and open to the public The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis Concert Choir, Orchestra, and Boys Choir present the annual Christmas Concert under the direction of Dreux Montegut. The concert will also feature Thomas Ospital – the Cathedral’s Young-Artist-in-Residence from the Conservatory of Music in Paris. Cathedral Christmas Concerts December 1, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 6pm St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square; (504) 522-5730 Free and open to the public Enjoy the sounds of the season at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and featuring a variety of New Orleans artists including well-known jazz, classical, and gospel musicians. Beloved holiday classics and gospel favorites will be performed in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic churches. Celebration in the Oaks November 25 –January 1, Sunday –Thursday, 6pm –10pm, Friday and

Saturday, 6pm –11pm City Park, #1 Palm Drive; (504) 483-9415 $7 per person, children under three are free City Park's 25th annual monthlong holiday light show and festival located in the Botanical Garden and Amusement Park. New exhibits at this family tradition include the "Who Dat" Tree, Wonders of Toyland and the "Walk of Bugs." Complete this holiday experience by riding the antique carousel and miniature train! Chanukah at Riverwalk December 22, 4pm–6pm 500 Port of New Orleans Place; (504) 522-1555 Free and open to the public Enjoy Chanukah at Riverwalk, hosted by Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana. This event features traditional Israeli music, dancing, food, and the lighting of the 12-foot menorah. Chef’s Holiday Cooking Demonstrations December 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23; 2pm French Market, Gov. Nichols at North Peters Street; (504) 522-5730 Free and open to the public Learn the secrets of local cuisine from New Orleans chefs at the beautiful new Market Fare Stage in the Historic French Market. Celebrated chefs share their Reveillon recipes at these free cooking demonstrations and samplings. Come early, as seating is limited.

Ride across on the free Canal Street Ferry! December 3

Bonfire on the Levee 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Live entertainment, lighting of bonfire, riverboat parade with Santa!

December 3 Holidays on the Point 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Merchant promotions and activities

December 10 Noel on Newton 12 noon - 6 p.m. Caroling, live entertainment, children’s activities and merchant promotions

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Experience the Holiday Season at the French Market

Annual French Market Tree Lighting Thursday, November 17 · 6 PM C




See our 27 foot Fleur de Lis trop lit across from Jackson Square! On the river at Washington Artillery Park (next to Café Du Monde). Classical music with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Santa Secondline with New Wave Brass Band, & family friendly concert afterwards in Dutch Alley til 8 PM with Cullen Landry & the Midnight Streetcar.

French Market Annual Christmas Parade & St. Nicholas Day Fair Saturday, December 3 • 12-5 PM Live music, children’s crafts & activities, musical theater, visits and photos with St. Nicholas! “French Market New Orleans” FrenchMktNOLA


3 Centuries of History · 6 Blocks of Shopping · Open 7 Days a Week Christmas Concerts at Historic St. Augustine Church December 3, 10 and 17 at 4pm St. Augustine Church 1210 Gov. Nicholls in Treme; (504) 522-5730 Free and open to the public Enjoy the sounds of the season at the beautiful and historic St. Augustine Church – the oldest African-American Catholic parish in the United States. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and featuring a variety of New Orleans artists including well-known musicians like John Boutte, Leah Chase and Glen David Andrews. Beloved holiday classics and gospel favorites will be performed in one of the country’s most historic churches. Christmas Day Jinglin' through the Crescent December 25, 10am-12:30pm Departs from Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street; (504) 569-1401 Call for prices

A holiday treat is a fully narrated tour of New Orleans in its holiday dress! The comfortable motor coach covers the French Quarter, Esplanade Avenue, City Park, Lake Pontchartrain, St. Charles Avenue, and the elegant Garden District. Advance guaranteed reservations required – call early and jingle with us! Christmas Eve “Bonfire Adventure”

December 24, 2:30pm-5pm Toulouse Street and Mississippi River; (504) 569-1401 Call for pricing Celebrate the time-honored Louisiana tradition of touring the community-built bonfires that light the way for Papa Noël, the Cajun Santa Claus. The adventure includes a narrated motor coach tour, a River Road Plantation Tour, and a Cajun Country dinner, options available. Some walking is necessary. Advance guaranteed reservations required. Book Early.



Christmas Eve on the Steamboat NATCHEZ December 24 Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River; (504) 569-1401 Call for pricing Celebrate in a Victorian holidaydecorated dining room on the last steamboat on the Mississippi River. Enjoy live jazz, an incredible holiday buffet, and optional libations by experienced mixologists. Go back in time and share the holidays with those who mean the most. Slow and easy – life on the Mississippi River! Reservations Required. Christmas on Jackson Square December 3, 11am- 8pm 533 St. Ann Street; (504) 523-6425 Free and open to the public Enjoy the shops and restaurants on Jackson Square with daylong specials, book signings, gourmet tastings, and much more. Block party from 6pm–8pm. Enjoy shopping, caroling, and libations; refreshments will be served. Cirque Dreams Holidaze; December 20-24, 8pm Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 1419 Basin Street; (800) 745-3000 Ticket prices vary Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a re-imagined holiday dream by director Neil Goldberg. Watch an international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life and perform astonishing feats of disbelief. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air and toy soldiers marching on thin wires. Creole Christmas December 26th-27th 9am – 4pm 1850 House Museum Store located at 523 St. Ann Street; (504) 523-3939 $25 per person, $20 for FOC Members Take a festive stroll through the French Quarter to visit five historic houses dressed in traditional Christmas decorations, along with


Creole Christmas Stories and seasonal refreshments.  Featured homes include the 1850 House, Beauregard-Keyes House, Spring Fiesta House, Hermann-Grima and Gallier Houses, and the Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Residence. Creole Queen’s Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noël December 3, 10, 17, Board at 1:30pm, Cruise 2pm–4pm Canal Street Dock at the Riverwalk; (504) 529-4567 $49 Adults, $34 Children Come aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler with Papa Noël, Cajun Gingerbread Boy, Gaston the Gator, and a live alligator to hold. Enjoy tea with tempting treats, storytelling, holiday music, face painting, and magic tricks while cruising the Mississippi. For lagniappe, each child receives a stuffed gator. Deanie’s Seafood Celebrates the Season – Photos with Santa December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 5pm–9pm Free and open to the public Deanie’s Seafood celebrates the season with Santa and awardwinning holiday displays. Santa Claus will be on hand to greet and pose for photos with kids of all ages. Photos with children twelve years and under are free. Please limit one photo per child. Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Monday – Wednesday 10am–5pm, Thursday 6pm–8pm 925 Camp Street; (504) 539-9650 $10 per person Special exhibitions include works by George Dureau, Josephine Sacabo, Ersy, and Ashton Ramsay. The Museum store is also open for holiday gift shopping. Festival of Trees Enchanted Premiere Party December 2, 6pm–9pm Louisiana Children’s Museum 420 Julia Street; (504) 266-2415 $25 per person Adults can savor desserts and

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cocktails sprinkled throughout the forest of artfully inspired interpretations of decorated trees provided by artists, nonprofits, corporations, authors, restaurants, and schools.

their 27-foot, fleur de lis-topped tree. Classical holiday music, Christmas carolers, a Santa second line, and a dance party in Dutch Alley are all included in the fun at the French Market.

Festival of Trees Family Preview Brunch

French Market's Annual Tree Lighting

French Market's Saint Nicholas Day Fair and Christmas Parade December 3, 12pm–5pm Dutch Alley, 914 North Peters Street, between Decatur and the River; (504) 522-2621 Free and open to the public Enjoy French Market's annual family friendly event - with live music, theater, craft booths, and photos with St. Nick - in safe and charming Dutch Alley. Parade travels down Decatur Street at approximately 2pm with live music and Santa.

November 17, 4:30pm–8:30pm Washington Artillery Park – across from Jackson Square; (504) 522-2621 Free and open to public Experience the first lighting of the season as the French Market District "flips the switch" on

Holiday Home Tour – Patio Planters December 18, 1pm-4pm 533 St. Ann Street, 527 St. Philip Street; (504) 529-9755 $20 per person,

December 3, 6pm–9pm Louisiana Children’s Museum 420 Julia Street; (504) 266-2415 $15 non-members and $12 members Enjoy a festive family brunch amongst the trees before this exhibit opens to the public. The Festival of Trees will remain on display through December 29.



children under twelve are free Savor the holiday spirit and tour French Quarter residences dressed for the season. The selfguided walking tour includes interesting architectural styles and home furnishings, as well as a variety of collections of Christmas decorations. All proceeds benefit the ‘Caroling in Jackson Square’ event. Holiday Home Tour – Preservation Resource Center New Orleans December 10 – December 11, 9:30am-4pm 1329 Jackson Avenue; (504) 581-7032 $30-$40 The 36th Annual Holiday Home Tour is Saturday and Sunday, December 10th and 11th. The selfguided tour features seven distinctive Garden District homes, all decorated for the holidays, plus a holiday boutique and café at the tour headquarters, Trinity Episcopal Church. Tickets start at $30, $40 day of the event. Holiday Movies on the Mississippi December 2 and December 9, 6:30pm 500 Port of New Orleans Place; (504) 522-1555 Free and open to the public The Downtown Development District and the Riverwalk Marketplace present two free holiday classics at Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza. Watch the outdoor movie with family, friends, and neighbors on a 26-foot movie screen. Enjoy hot chocolate, tasty treats, and the beautiful Mississippi River under the night sky. The first 50 families at each event will receive a free fleece blanket! Holiday Musical with the Victory Belles November 25 – January 8, Evening Shows: Dinner 6pm, Showtime 8pm; Sunday Matinee: Brunch 11am, Showtime 1pm; Weekday Matinees: Buffet Lunch 12pm, Showtime 1pm Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street; (504) 528-1943


Weekend Dinner and Show or Brunch and Show $60; Show Only $30; Weekday Buffet Matinee $40 The Victory Belles singing trio rings in the holidays with a Winter Wonderland of the most treasured songs of the season in this unforgettable musical. Enjoy popular Christmas songs including ‘I'll be Home for Christmas,’ ‘Santa Baby,’ ‘I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,’ and a stockingfull more. Matinees and evening performances include delightful dining by Chef John Besh. Holiday Shopping at the Shops December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 12pm-4pm 333 Canal Street; (504) 522-9200 Complimentary Enjoy live holiday music and complimentary wine and beer bars every Saturday in December while shopping in your favorite stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, BCBG, Anthropologie, Allen Edmonds and over 20 others! For the final schedule, visit the Canal Place Facebook page (www.facebook. com/TheShopsAtCanalPlace) or website. Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens December 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 1:30pm-3:30pm 7 Bamboo Road; (504) 488-5488 $35 non-members, $30 members Celebrate the season at a Holiday Tea! Tour the house—decked in twinkling lights and festive greenery, toast the holidays with a complimentary glass of champagne, savor tea with friends, enjoy seasonal sounds, and find the perfect gift at The Shop at Longue Vue. The teas fill up early, so reserve seats today. Contact Melyne Holmes at Jingle Bugs Audubon Insectarium 423 Canal Street; (504) 581-4629 $15.95 Adult, $10.95 Children 2-12, $12.95 Senior (65+), $5 for Audubon Members

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The Audubon Experience Package gives you access to all four award-winning Audubon attractions. Visit anytime over five days for a New Orleans adventure you’ll always remember.

The Audubon Experience Package includes entry to: • Audubon Zoo — 6500 Magazine St., Uptown Named a “must see attraction”–Frommer’s • Audubon Aquarium of the America — Canal St. at the River New! Now Open: Parakeet Pointe, Treats for Tweets–an interactive aviary • Entergy IMAX® Theatre — Adjacent to Aquarium 3D and 2D Adventures • Audubon Insectarium & Butterfly Garden — 423 Canal St. (1½ blocks from Aquarium) “A top museum for you and your kids”–



Bug out with a daylong of family fun… with insects! Meet Santa Claus, sample ‘Bug Appétit’ fare such as Bug Nog and Fruit (Fly) Cake plus a special holidaythemed insect programming including Pupa Noël on display, the Gum Drop Hunt and a buggy reading of Night Before Christmas! Joan of Arc Parade January 6, Parade Begins 6pm Begins at Conti Street and Decatur Street; travels to Chartres Street; (504) 522-2621 Free and open to public Annual parade celebrating Joan of Arc's birthday and Twelfth Night, begins near Bienville House Hotel, travels across Jackson Square, and ends at the golden Joan of Arc statue on Decatur Street. Handmade throws, medieval costumes, and several ‘Joan of Arcs’ on horseback make this a magical procession ushering in Mardi Gras season. Krewe of Jingle Parade and Jingle Mingle Block Party December 3, Parade begins at 1pm, Block Party begins at 2pm Parade begins on Canal Street, Block party on the 100 block of Baronne Street; (504) 561-8927 Free and open to the public Back for its fourth year, New Orleans’ official holiday parade, the “Krewe of Jingle”, will once again delight locals and visitors alike with authentic parade floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, Christmas characters, and more magical surprises. After the parade, all are invited to join in the merriment at the Roosevelt New Orleans hotel’s Baronne Street entrance for the “Jingle Mingle”–this block party will transform the block into a wonderful wintery wonderland with music, games, food, crafts, and more. Merriment on Magazine December 3, 10am – 8pm Magazine Street; (504) 342-4435 Free and open to the public The Magazine Street Merchants Association presents “Merriment


on Magazine Street,” which kicks off Saturday, December 3, to celebrate the holiday season! Throughout the day, shops will offer special events, sales, and workshops, as well as block parties, Santa visits, Christmas carolers, refreshments, and entertainment along the six miles of shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and more. Stroll down the street and check out the merchant’s elaborate window displays– a fun, familyfriendly experience. Monte the Lion's Children's Holiday Party December 10 and 17, 10am and 2pm 214 Royal Street; (504) 681-4452 $50 Adults, $36 Children Enjoy the holidays with The Hotel Montelone at the annual holiday tea. Big on family-fun with many treats for kids, and grownups too. Take a picture with Santa, meet merry Mrs. Claus, enjoy Rudolph, the Trumpeters, and Santa’s elves. The Hotel Montelone’s Monte the Lion will entertain and give every child a souvenir Monte stuffed animal. Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Throughout December, Times vary 311 Bourbon Street; (504) 587-0724 Free and open to the public, food and beverage can be purchased Enjoy the family-friendly patio park in the heart of the French Quarter. Throughout December, the park and Café Beignet will offer live jazz, delicious food and libations, and maybe even a visit from the jolly “legend” in the big red and white suit! Check website for special band presentations and holiday guests. New Orleans Arts District Art Walk December 3, 6pm–9pm Julia and Camp Streets; (504) 895-7375 Free and open to the public Join the New Orleans Arts District’s Monthly Art Walk on Julia and Camp Streets. Visit and enjoy over twenty-two galleries

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and museums. The New Orleans Arts District Art Walk is in conjunction with the annual AIA Des T1930NO11_NOrleans_Christmas_3.5x3.938.indd 1 Cours event. New Year's Eve Celebration at the Riverview Room December 31, 9pm–1am 600 Decatur Street, 4th Floor; (504) 525-3000 $165 per person Celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style at the elegant Riverview Room in Jackson Brewery, the center of the city’s New Year’s Eve festivities! Reserved seats for the “Times Square of the South” celebration include a full buffet dinner, premium open bar, champagne, party favors, music by the Top Cats, and great views of the midnight ball drop and fireworks. Cocktail Attire, black tie encouraged. New Year's Eve Celebration at the Stage Door Canteen December 31, Early Seating: 5pm – 8pm;

Late Seating: 9pm – 1am Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum located at 945 Maga9/6/11 12:45 P zine Street; (504) 528-1943 Early seating dinner and show $110 per person; Late seating dinner and show $180 per person Enjoy an evening of 1940s glamour and entertainment at the hottest nightspot in town – the Stage Door Canteen! Early seating includes a 3-course menu with complimentary wine, champagne toast, and "Lullaby of Broadway” starring The Victory Belles. Late seating includes Chef Besh's Celebration Menu, open bar, and dancing to the Victory Big Band until 1 a.m. New Year's Eve Gala on the Steamboat NATCHEZ

December 31, 10pm – 12:30am Toulouse Street & the Mississippi River; (504) 569-1401 Call for pricing Midnight on the last steamboat on the Mississippi River is unforgettable. Revel in delicious



holiday foods, good friends, party favors, the dance band “IVY,” luscious libations, and the most unique view of New Orleans from the River. Enjoy the best seat in town for the communitysponsored fireworks. Noon Year's Eve Celebration December 31, 9:30am – 2:30pm Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia Street; (504) 266-2415 Advance tickets $10, At the Door $12, Members $3 Ring in the New Year in a kidfriendly fashion with a confetti crescendo and balloon release at the strike of noon! Ogden after Hours Every Thursday in December, 6pm – 8pm 925 Camp Street; (504) 539-9650 $10 per person Listen to various genres of Southern music at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's weekly musical performance series, Ogden after Hours. Suitable for all ages, this weekly event occurs every Thursday in the month of December. The event also features a children’s art activity table. Food and drink are available for sale.

O'Brien's. Join the Twelve Days of Christmas, from December 12th–23rd. Stop in for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Sign up with the Main Bar’s bartender for a chance to win the "prize of the day.” Also, indulge in the local’s tradition of Christmas Night at Pat O'Brien's! Reindeer Run and Romp December 10, Registration 8am, Race starts 9am Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal Street; (504) 561-8927 Free and open to the public The Downtown Development District and Entergy present the second annual holiday fun run for kids on Canal Street. Rudolph, Santa, and friends will jingle their bells to signal the start of the race. Participants will receive bells for their sneakers, antlers, a race t-shirt, and a bag of holiday goodies. After the race, “Romp” around the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and enjoy healthy activities like yoga for kids and parents, music, games, crafts, and more.

Running of the Santas new-orleans December 17, Noon to Midnight – Run begins at 6 pm Pat O'Brien's Twelve Ernst Café, 600 South Peters Street Days of Christmas $15 - $35 “Running of the Santas,” one of December 12 – 23, All Day the country’s largest Christmas 718 St. Peter Street; events, will debut its festival and (504) 525-4823 fun run locally in New Orleans Free and open to the public popular Warehouse District. 5:40 PM 155A_NO_holidaze_xmasNOstyle_1:Layout 1 9/9/11 Tis the season of giving at Pat “Running of the Santas” started

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in Philadelphia 13 years ago and cities across the country. Participants dressed in Santa Claus costumes fill the streets and local establishments – with Mrs. Clauses and the occasional Elf. “Running of the Santas” festival will include three stages involving several restaurants and bars in the Warehouse District. Activities commence at 3 pm at the “South Pole” (Ernst Café), followed by a fun run starting at South Peters and Lafayette Streets at 6 pm. Runners and crawlers will make their way to the “North Pole” (Generations Hall) at 310 Andrew Higgins Drive. A portion of the proceeds benefits That Others May Live Foundation.

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Santa Visits Pat O'Brien's Every Friday and Saturday in December, 8pm –10pm 718 St. Peter Street; (504) 525-4823 Free and open to the public The halls will be decked with holiday fun, so come join in every Friday and Saturday night in

December for half price souvenir photos with Santa from 8–10 3:33:13 PM 9/12/11 p.m. Also, indulge in the local’s tradition of Christmas Night at Pat O'Brien's! School Choirs Perform in Hotel Lobby calendar-events

November 28 – December 16, Between 10am–12:30pm The Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street; (504) 681-4452 Free and open to the public From November 28 to December 16, the Hotel Monteleone Lobby will echo with the beautiful sounds of holiday cheer this Christmas season as school choirs from the Greater New Orleans Area sing familiar holiday carols every weekday. Singing Santa and the Riverwalk Jazz Band

November 25 – December 24, Check website for times 500 Port of New Orleans Place;



(504) 522-1555 Free and open to the public Singing Santa and the Riverwalk Jazz Band stroll the property playing holiday favorites and Dixieland Jazz. For more information on performance times, please visit the website. Tea Party for the Dolls December 10, 2pm – 3pm. Doors open at 1:45pm Beauregard-Keyes House 1113 Chartres Street; (504) 523-7257 $8 for children and adults Boys and girls enjoy a Christmas tradition at the Historic Beauregard-Keyes House. Bring a doll or a toy, see the Victorian Doll House, take part in a sing along, listen to a story in the elegant ballroom, and see dolls at "tea" by the old-fashioned Christmas tree. Parents and guests tour house, enjoy refreshments, and meet Santa Claus. Vieux Carré Children’s Tree at New Orleans Police Department’s Eighth District December 2, 1:30pm Eighth District Police Station: 334 Royal Street; (504) 522-5730 Free and open to the public French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and French Quarter Business Association share in the holiday fun as students from KIPP McDonogh 15 decorate the neighborhood tree with handmade ornaments and enjoy popular Christmas carols from


the French Quarter Festivals All-Stars. Refreshments for schoolchildren are provided. Vieux Carré Children’s Wreaths at the New Orleans Fire Department Headquarters December 5, 1pm New Orleans Fire Department Headquarters: 317 Decatur Street; (504) 522-5730 Free and open to Cathedral Academy students The students of Cathedral Academy and French Quarter Festivals, Inc. tour a New Orleans Fire Department fire truck and decorate holiday wreaths with handmade ornaments. NOFD personnel will hang the decorated wreaths on the front of the fire station. Enjoy popular Christmas carols with the French Quarter Festivals All-Stars. Refreshments for schoolchildren are provided.

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PAPA NOËL Hotels throughout the city welcome you to Christmas New Orleans Style with discounted Papa Noël room rates. These special rates make it easier for you to spend more time enjoying the great food, music, and events of the season. To book a room during Christmas New Orleans Style, visit Please note: Papa Noël rates are subject to availability Guide to Papa Noël amenities: (AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

HOTELS Ambassador Hotel 535 Tchoupitoulas Street (504) 527-5271 / (800) 455-3417 Papa Noël rates from $69 CB, OR, AT, FP — Three renovated 19th-century warehouses created The Ambassador - a blend of old and new, convenience, and comfort. The hotel is a 165 room boutique property offering thoroughly appointed guestrooms that feature the uniqueness, character, charm, and history of old New Orleans, with all of today's modern conveniences. Amenities include wireless and high-speed internet access, irons and ironing boards, safes, coffeemakers, and hair dryers. The Extreme Sports Bar and Grille is located in the hotel lobby near the fitness and business centers. Andrew Jackson Hotel 919 Royal Street (504) 561-5881 / (800) 654-0224 Papa Noël rates from $79 CB, HI — Andrew Jackson Hotel offers the best in French Quarter Style on Royal Street, just steps from unique antique shops, excellent restaurants, and famous Bourbon Street. Set inside the city’s historic Vieux Carré District, this French Quarter hotel offers guests a distinct mixture of history, ambiance, and charm

unlike any other. Parking is free but limited and cannot be guaranteed. Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter

739 Canal Street (at Bourbon Street) (504) 962-0500 / (888) 696-4806 Papa Noël rates from $99 OR — Located at the gateway to the French Quarter and within walking distance to all that is New Orleans, Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter is home to Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Enjoy Four-Diamond Luxury and affordable pricing. Avenue Plaza Resort papanoel

2111 St. Charles Avenue (407) 626-6436 / (800) 989-6901 Papa Noël rates from $89 OR — The Avenue Plaza Resort, set in the beautiful Garden District, is conveniently located on the St. Charles streetcar line with easy access to New Orleans’ top attractions. Enjoy the convenience of kitchenettes in the studios and the private bedroom of the one-bedroom suites. Relax in the spa, stay connected in the computer room, and plan daily excursions at the concierge desk. Hotel amenities include kitchenette, pool, sauna, and whirlpool.



Best Western St. Christopher 114 Magazine Street (504) 648-0444 / (800) WESTERN Papa Noël rates from $69 CB, PW, HI — The historic St. Christopher Hotel is located in the heart of New Orleans, just steps away from the world famous French Quarter, and within walking to distance to the New Orleans Business District. The St. Christopher is a luxury, boutique style hotel with magnificent old New Orleans architecture. Guestroom design is warm with a classic feel featuring original New Orleans artwork, brick exposed walls, and newly upgraded amenities including mini refrigerators. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast, free internet access, 24-hour business center, and free local phone calls. Bourbon Orleans Hotel 717 Orleans Street (504) 523-2222 / (866) 513-9744 Papa Noël rates from $89 OR, HI — Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel features a rich history and opulent French styling reminiscent of the early 1800s. This central New Orleans location, just steps away from the famed St. Louis Cathedral, gives the best the city has to offer – from upscale shopping on Royal Street to the local artists and performers of Jackson Square, to all the restaurants, galleries, and nightlife in between. This holiday offer is booked online using the promo code “Papa Noel” in the promo code field of the reservation window. Chateau Bourbon New Orleans– A Wyndham Hotel 800 Iberville Street (504) 568-0800 / (800) 996-3426 Papa Noël rates from $89 At the Chateau Bourbon, guests enjoy the culture, history, and decadence of the Crescent City. Surrounded by the energy of the French Quarter and Chateau Bourbon, this neoclassical


New Orleans treasure features French Quarter-style courtyards and balconies above Bourbon Street. The Chateau is a relaxing retreat in the soul of New Orleans. Chateau Hotel 1001 Chartres Street (504) 524-9636 / (800) 828-1822 Papa Noël rates from $79 CB, HI — The Chateau is a small hotel in the heart of the French Quarter. Rooms overlook the original courtyard with pool and the streets of the Quarter. Rates include continental breakfast and morning paper. Parking is available. Country Inn New Orleans French Quarter 315 Magazine Street (504) 324-5400 Papa Noël rates from $65 CB, HI — With home-like décor and plentiful amenities, the Country Inn New Orleans French Quarter Hotel offers comfort and convenience in the heart of downtown New Orleans. This historic hotel is comprised of seven 19th-century buildings that artfully blend old world charm with modern comforts. Located on Magazine Street near the French Quarter, guests are steps away from many nearby New Orleans activities and attractions, including Bourbon Street. Amenities include breakfast buffet, high-speed internet, swimming pool, fitness room, and fresh warm cookies. Courtyard New Orleans Downtown – Convention Center 300 Julia Street (504) 598-9898 Papa Noël rates from $79 OR, HI — Enjoy the newly renovated historic downtown hotel, featuring Starbucks Coffee and The Bistro, a healthy food and beverage restaurant. The 202 guestroom hotel makes it easy to connect with new Media Pods, communal table, full bar, and “Go Board” in the lobby. The Courtyard New Orleans is located just two blocks from the

(AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

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you want.

This holiday season, the world-famous Hotel Monteleone is exactly what everyone wants. On elegant Royal Street in the French Quarter, you’ll find antique shoppes, restaurants, night clubs and museums just a jolly stroll from our front door. Ask for our Papa Noel rate and celebrate in style.

Also join us for CHILDREN’S CHOIRS Weekdays from November 28 – December 16. Check website for schedule.

MONTE TEAS Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17 Seatings at 10:00am and 2:00pm both days $36/child; $50/adult All taxes, gratuities and fees included

214 Royal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130 504-523-3341 • 800-535-9595 • FAX 504-528-1019 *11/20 – 12/29/11 FROM $99.00 weekdays and FROM $119.00 weekends. Based upon promotional availability. Blackout dates apply.



Convention Center and minutes from French Quarter dining, shopping, and entertainment. Hotel amenities include 24-hour on-site market, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness and business center, wireless and high-speed internet access, and meeting/event space accommodating up to 150 guests. Dauphine Orleans 415 Dauphine Street (504) 586-1800 / (800) 521-7111 Papa Noël rates from $89 CB, HI — The historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel, just steps from Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, boasts quiet intimate surroundings featuring several beautiful courtyards; including an outdoor saltwater pool area. All rooms include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, welcome beverage, and highspeed internet access. Secure on-site parking is available. DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans 300 Canal Street (504) 581-1300 / (800) HILTONS Papa Noël rates from $89 Adjacent to Harrah's and across from Canal Place Shopping, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans offers the best to New Orleans’ tourists. Located right on the edge of the French Quarter, just steps away from historical and exciting city attractions. Embassy Suites New Orleans 315 Julia Street (504) 525-1993 / (800) HILTONS Papa Noël rates from $99 CB — Located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts and Restaurant District, The Embassy Suites New Orleans offers a convenient getaway to the New Orleans Christmas scene. Just steps away from the Fulton Street Experience and three blocks from the National WWII Museum New Orleans, history surrounds the Suites. Amenities include suite hotel with cooked-to-order breakfast and manager’s reception every Wednesday night.


French Market Inn

501 Decatur Street (504) 561-5621 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from $59 The French Market Inn is renowned for the hotel’s stone paved courtyards meandering throughout the gardens and an ancient brick facade that opens into a lobby decorated with columns, period paintings, and chandeliers. Amenities include on-site CC's Coffee House. French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne

301 Dauphine Street (504) 581-1303 Papa Noël rates from $69 OR, HI — Enjoy this historic French Quarter Style hotel with several movie-like courtyards. Enjoy a total New Orleans immersion this holiday season. Parking is $15. Hampton Inn and Suites Convention Center

1201 Convention Center Boulevard (504) 529-2466 / (800) 292-0653 Papa Noël rates from $99 CB, HI — The Hampton Inn and Suites is located in the historic Arts and Warehouse District, just minutes from the French Quarter Area. The hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast for all registered guests. Amenities include fitness and business center. Hampton Inn – Garden District

3626 St. Charles Avenue (504) 899-9990 / (800) 426-7866 Papa Noël rates from $129 CB, HI, FP — Hampton Inn – Garden District is located on the St. Charles streetcar line, just minutes from downtown, the French Quarter, the Warehouse District, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Park, and Tulane and Loyola Universities. Complimentary tea and cheese reception is available. All rooms include microwave and mini refrigerators.

(AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

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Celebrate the Season!

Holiday rates starting at $89*

Visit our Pelican Bar to watch Seasonal Movie Favorites on our big screen with Papa Noel’s own selection of tasty treats! For reservations and movie schedule visit: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel / 500 Canal Street 800.325.3535 ask for Papa Noel rate

*Based on availability, other restrictions apply

Hampton Inn Downtown – French Quarter

266 Carondelet Street (504) 529-9990 / (800) 292-0653 Papa Noël rates from $79 CB, HI — The Hampton Inn Downtown – French Quarter is steps away from the French Quarter and walking distance to many world famous restaurants and attractions. The hotel is within minutes from the Superdome, New Orleans Arena,

Convention Center, and Harrah's Casino. The hotel offers many complimentary amenities including a daily hot breakfast buffet, wireless high-speed internet access, free local phone calls and incoming faxes, fitness center, and a Managers’ Reception every Wednesday night.

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HOLIDAY HOME TOUR NEW THIS YEAR! Discover the hidden gems that are New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts! Terrell House

Tours are free and open to the public! *Plus one for Lagniappe!

Esplanade Ridge/Marigny/City Park Tours

When: Saturday, December 3rd, 1 to 5 pm Sunday, December 11th, 1 to 5 pm

Starts: Ashton's Bed and Breakfast 2023 Esplanade Avenue

Destinations: 5 Continents, Ashton’s Bed and Breakfast, Degas House, Elysian Fields Inn, HH Whitney House, Laurel Bed and Breakfast, and Marigny Manor House.

For more information, contact Glen at (504) 453-1225 Uptown/Garden District/Mid-City/Carrollton Tours

When: Sunday, December 4th Saturday December 10th, 1 to 5 pm

Starts: Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast 2727 St. Charles Avenue

Destinations: 1896 O’Malley House, Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast, Chez Ellie-Marie, Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast, Sully Mansion, and Terrell House

For more information, contact Bonnie at (504) 895-1104 Discover all of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of New Orleans! Lodging as individual as you are – at fifty inns across New Orleans! Savor the magic of the holidays by staying in an authentic old New Orleans home run by an experienced local innkeeper. Anyone can wake up in a hotel room, but only a few get a chance to stay in a living piece of history. Presented by The Bed & Breakfast Inns of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans

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Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter – CBD

821 Gravier Street (504) 324-6000 / (888) 370-0890 Papa Noël rates from $109 OR, HI — Located in the heart of the Central Business District and just steps from the French Quarter, Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter – CBD offers the best value in hotel accommodations for business and leisure in New Orleans. Full-service hotel amenities, contemporary accommodations, meeting and banquet facilities, on-site dining, and New Orleans vacation packages are just a taste of the value-added offerings enjoyed in New Orleans. Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center neworleansconventioncenter.

1001 South Peters Street (504) 525-0044 Papa Noël rates from $69 OR, HI — Located in the Arts and Warehouse District with easy access to Interstate 10, walking distance to the French Quarter, Riverwalk Marketplace, St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Harrah's Casino, Louisiana Superdome, and New Orleans Arena. Hotel offers full service amenities including microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers, outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and valet parking. Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras Street (504) 561-0500 / (800) HILTONS Papa Noël rates from $89 OR — Hilton New Orleans Riverside is in the center of it all. Located across from Harrah's, connected to the Riverwalk Marketplace, steps away from the Warehouse Arts District, and just three blocks from the French Quarter. Hotel amenities include on-site restaurant, Drago's, and a 90,000 square foot health club.


Hilton New Orleans – St. Charles Avenue 333 St. Charles Avenue (504) 524-8890 Papa Noël rates from $79 OR, HI — Enjoy a great location between Poydras and Canal Streets. Indulge and experience historic elegance in this beautiful Hilton hotel. King suites are available with large Jacuzzi tubs for an additional $50 per night. Rate is based on availability at the time of booking. It is not valid over special events. Valet Parking starts at $29 daily plus tax. Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome 330 Loyola Avenue (504) 581-1600 / (800) 535-7830 Papa Noël rates from $69 OR, HI, SS, FP — Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome now offers newly renovated contemporary sleeping rooms, inside secure parking, free bus parking, and a full service restaurant and lounge. Other amenities include free shuttle to the French Quarter and other attractions, free morning coffee and tea, free wireless internet, 24-hour business center, exercise facility, rooftop heated pool, and sundeck. Holiday Inn French Quarter 124 Royal Street (504) 529-7211 Papa Noël rates from $69 OR, HI — Holiday Inn French Quarter is the perfect French Quarter location. Located on Royal Street, one block off of Bourbon Street, and just steps away from Canal Street, this hotel is a perfect holiday location. Indoor heated pool and indoor parking are available. Hotel Le Marais 717 Conti Street (504) 525-2300 / (800) 935-8740 Papa Noël rates from $99 CB, HI — A chic New Orleans boutique hotel set amid a historic and cultural backdrop, Hotel Le Marais is a modern and upscale

(AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

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A European Hotel in the

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• Courtyard Swimming Pool • Poolside Cafe • Patio Bar • Morning Newspaper • Free Continental Breakfast • On Site Parking

Seasonal Rates Available


1001 Rue Chartres, New Orleans, LA 70116 504-524-9636 Fax: 504-525-2989 sanctuary with four-star amenities and a high level of personal service. A trendy bar opens into a lush courtyard and offers fine wine and tequila selections along with the hotel’s signature purple cocktail. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary beverage or cocktail of their choice. The hotel is just a half block from trendy jazz clubs and the Bourbon Street nightlife. Complimentary bottled water is offered throughout guest’s stay.

Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal Street (504) 523-3341 / (866) 338-4684 Papa Noël rates from $99 PW — The Hotel Monteleone sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street, giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shops of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities



from around the world. Quaint restaurants and specialty shops line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that lead to Jackson Square, the Old French Market, and the Riverwalk Marketplace, where tourists and locals walk the levee and watch the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. The Hotel New Orleans (504) 524-1881 / (888) 524-1881 881 Convention Center Boulevard Papa Noël rates from $69 CB, HI — Hotel New Orleans is a 170-room boutique hotel located in New Orleans’ eclectic Arts District, just across the street from the Convention Center and blocks away from the city’s vibrant French Quarter and downtown. The hotel offers comfort, quiet, and convenience. Each room offers a casual, modern, and smoke-free environment to relax from the city’s busy days or pulsating festivals and nightlife. All rooms include complimentary wireless Internet, safes, and daily continental breakfast. Other amenities include a 24hour accessible fitness room and small business center. Parking is available at a daily rate of $26. Hotel Provincial 1024 Rue Chartres Street (504) 581-4995 / (800) 535-7922 Papa Noël rates from $89 CB, OR, HI— Located in the heart of the French Quarter and just two blocks from Bourbon Street and Jackson Square, Hotel Provincial offers guests the grace and charm of old world elegance with modern conveniences of today. The hotel features spacious guestrooms with 19th Century award-winning architecture. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access in each guestroom and all public space. Hotel St. Marie 827 Toulouse Street (504) 561-8951 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from $69 OR, HI — With its superb location


just off Bourbon Street, the Hotel St. Marie offers a classic French Quarter atmosphere and elegant guestrooms. Hotel St. Marie is an AAA Three-Diamond Property. Hotel St. Pierre 911 Burgundy Street (504) 524-4401 / (800) 225-4040 Papa Noël rates from $79 CB, HI, FP — Recommended by the New York Times Travel Section, "Where to Stay" in New Orleans, the Hotel St. Pierre offers an unsurpassed blend of French Quarter charm and location at the best price. Historically restored 17th and 18th century buildings with guestrooms and balconies surround lush tropical courtyards and two sparkling swimming pools. Parking is free, but limited, and cannot be guaranteed. The Iberville Suites 910 Iberville Street (504) 523-2400 / (866) 229-4351 Papa Noël rates from $99 OR — Located in the French Quarter, The Iberville Suites provides spacious suites with distinct living and sleeping areas. Iberville Suites is just steps away from fine dining, live music, and entertainment in the Vieux Carré. InterContinental New Orleans 444 St. Charles Avenue; (504) 525-5566 Papa Noël rates from $99 OR — InterContinental New Orleans enjoys one of the city’s most coveted locations just two blocks from the French Quarter, four blocks from Harrah’s New Orleans, six blocks from the Riverfront, and next to the Warehouse District. Nearby attractions include the Morial Convention Center, Uptown, and the Louisiana Superdome. JW Marriott New Orleans 614 Canal Street (504) 525-6500/ (888) 364-1200 Papa Noël rates from $139 FP — Centrally located on historic Canal Street, the JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans

(AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

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The Omni Royal Orleans offers graceful elegance in a historic French Quarter hotel. Located on the most fashionable corner, St. Louis at Royal, the hotel has received the four-diamond luxury award for the past 31 years. Our customer driven staff is waiting to spread Christmas cheer during your visit! This year’s Papa Noel rates begin at just $119. While you’re with us, enjoy Reveillon Dinners being expertly prepared nightly in the famous Rib Room.

504-529-5333 or 800-843-6664

is a perfectly positioned French Quarter hotel, blending distinct class and old world charm. Consider all that waits at this AAA Four-Diamond hotel including 494 luxurious guestrooms and suites, sweeping views of the city, outstanding proximity to the Shops at Canal, French Quarter, and Bourbon Street. Book the Papa Noël Holiday package and enjoy huge savings to top local attractions with the hotel’s Passport to Savings coupon book as well as complimentary parking. The Lafayette Hotel

600 St. Charles Avenue (504) 524-4441 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from $59 OR — Overlooking Lafayette Square and the fashionable St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, the Lafayette Hotel is located in the heart of the Historical Arts and Warehouse Districts. The hotel is a short stroll away from all major attractions – five blocks to the French Quarter,

Superdome, Riverfront, and Convention Center. Le Pavillon Hotel 833 Poydras Street (504) 581-3111 / (800) 535-9095 Papa Noël rates from $89 OR, HI — Guests will enjoy this historic and completely restored full service Grand Hotel in the heart of New Orleans, only steps away from the French Quarter. Amenities include swimming pool, fitness center, in-room high-speed internet, function space, restaurant, lounge, 24hour room service, and nightly peanut butter and jelly sandwiches served with hot or cold beverage in the lobby. Le Richelieu in the French Quarter 1234 Chartres Street (504) 529-2492 / (800) 535-9653 Papa Noël rates from $79 OR — Experience old-world charm and the European flavor of the French Quarter – so inviting, so New Orleans, so



affordable. Hailed by several, including Frommer's Favorite, Fodor's Choice, and Zagat's Best Value. Amenities include voicemail, hairdryer, refrigerator, patio, salt water pool, café, bar, and free wireless internet. Self parking is on premises for a fee. Loews New Orleans Hotel 300 Poydras Street (504) 595-5310 / (866) 211-6411 Papa Noël rates from $129 OR, PW, HI — Named one of the "Top 50 Large City Hotels in the U.S. and Canada" by Travel + Leisure, Lowes New Orleans Hotel offers an ideal location just three blocks from the French Quarter, Riverfront, and famous jazz clubs. Lowes New Orleans Hotel offers spectacular views of the Mississippi River and city skyline. Four Diamond by AAA for eight consecutive years. Guests enjoy Cafe Adelaide's playful modern Creole cuisine and the Swizzle Stick Bar, operated by the Commanders Palace family of restaurants. Maison Dupuy Hotel 1001 Rue Toulouse (504) 586-8000 / (800) 535-9177 Papa Noël rates from $89 PW, HI, OR — Maison Dupuy Hotel is located two blocks from the Bourbon Street concierge. Heated pool, Jacuzzi, business center, and the Grab and Geaux convenience store are all available to residing guests. Dine and enjoy nightly live music at the hotel’s two on-site restaurants, Le Meritage and Bistreaux and Bar. The boutique hotel is accessible from Interstate 10 and walking distance to all activities in the French Quarter or Superdome. New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street (504) 581-1000 / (888) 364-1200 Papa Noël rates from $129 FP — This French Quarter landmark hotel boasts 1,329 luxurious guestrooms and suites, a chic wine bar and lounge, on-site Starbuck’s Coffee Shop, rooftop swimming pool, fully-equipped


fitness center, and stunning views of the Mississippi River, French Quarter, and downtown skyline. Book the Papa Noël package and enjoy luxurious accommodations, free parking, and huge savings to top local attractions with the Passport to Savings coupon book as well as complimentary parking. New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center neworleansmarriottconvention 859 Convention Center Boulevard (504) 613-2888 / (800) 305-6342 Papa Noël rates from $109 FP — Located in New Orleans’ vibrant Arts District on the Riverfront Streetcar Line, the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center blends luxurious accommodations and rich culture with an array of neighboring galleries, museums, restaurants, and nightlife. Book the Papa Noël package and enjoy deluxe accommodations, free parking, and huge savings to top local attractions with the Passport to Savings coupon book! Omni Royal Orleans Hotel 621 St. Louis Street (504) 529-5333 / (800) 843-6664 Papa Noël rates from $119 OR, PW — Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel is full of old world charm and impeccable hospitality. The hotel is ideally located just steps away from the excitement of Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Art Galleries, and world famous restaurants, cafes, and bistros. Place d'Armes 625 St. Ann Street (504) 524-4531 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from $69 CB, HI — With lush courtyards, the Place d'Armes is located in the heart of the French Quarter within easy walking distance of all major attractions including Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Jackson Square, and Louis Armstrong Park. Place d’Armes

(AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

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Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center 1001 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 504-525-0044 ·

is an AAA Three-Diamond Property.

Renaissance Arts Hotel

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Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown 345 St. Joseph Street (504) 522-1300 / (800) 331-3131 Papa Noël rates from $89 CB, PW, HI — Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown is a 231-suite hotel, a pet-friendly property offering separate living, dining, and sleeping areas. All studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites provide free, wireless high-speed internet access. Hotel amenities include outdoor pool and whirlpool, sport court, fitness and business center, and meeting/event space. The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans 921 Canal Street; (504) 524-1331 Papa Noël rates from $189 OR — The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is located on the edge of the French Quarter and provides guests with access to the city's most popular attractions. Enjoy the 25,000 square foot spa and other offered amenities. Voted #1 Hotel Spa in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure's 2011 World's Best Awards. The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel 123 Baronne Street (504) 648-1200/ (800) 925-3673 Papa Noël rates from $149 An era of grandeur and elegance has returned to New Orleans with the historic restoration of the Roosevelt New Orleans – Waldorf Astoria Hotel. This landmark property combines


luxurious guestrooms, historic dining, and entertainment venues along with new indulgences for a truly legendary experience right in the heart of the city that gave jazz to the world. Royal St. Charles Hotel 135 St. Charles Avenue (504) 587-3700 / (800) 455-3417 Papa Noël rates from $69 AT — Located in the heart of Downtown New Orleans, The Royal St. Charles Hotel is just one block from the Historic French Quarter, on the St. Charles streetcar line, and a short walk to the Convention Center. The hotel is a contemporary styled boutique property with 143 rooms and offers modern conveniences including well-appointed guestrooms, original artwork, handmade furniture, iron and ironing boards, coffee makers, in-room digital safes, alarm clocks, and hair dryers. Other amenities include voicemail, wireless and high-speed internet access, data port accessible phones, fitness and business centers, tour information, 24-hour valet parking, on-site PJ’s Coffeehouse, and non-smoking, smoking, and handicap accessible rooms. Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans 300 Bourbon Street (504) 586-0300 / (800) 766-3782 Papa Noël rates from $119 OR, PW — The Royal Sonesta, offering 483 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, features

(AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

Christmas New Orleans Style the ultimate in luxury and creates the most authentic New Orleans experience. The Royal Sonesta offers lush tropical courtyards with outdoor pools in the heart of the French Quarter. Hotel amenities include on-site PJ’s Coffee Café, Desire Bistro and Oyster Bar, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, and Le Booze on Bourbon. Balcony, Pool/ Patio and RClub Rooms are also available. Saint Louis Hotel 730 Bienville Street (504) 581-7300 / (800) 535-9111 Papa Noël rates from $89 OR, HI — Nestled between Royal and Bourbon Streets, the Saint Louis Hotel features 97 spacious, beautifully appointed guestrooms overlooking the French Quarter's most exquisite Mediterranean style courtyard with banana trees, lush greenery, and wrought iron patio furniture. All rooms are enhanced with amenities including complimentary high-speed wireless internet, complimentary newspaper, inroom iron and ironing board, and room service for breakfast. Book online or call and ask for the Papa Noël rate. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel papanoel 500 Canal Street (504) 525-2500 / (800) 325-3535 Papa Noël rates from $89 OR, PW — Located on the historic Canal streetcar line, the Sheraton New Orleans is in the heart of the city’s dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Walk out of the hotel’s front doors and onto the most celebrated parade route in the world or cross the street to the legendary French Quarter. SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown 301 St. Joseph Street; (504) 522-3100 Papa Noël rates from $89 CB, HI — SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown is a 208 suite historic downtown hotel boasting newly renovated lobby and guestrooms. The hotel is located

in the Arts District, just blocks from downtown attractions such as the National WWII Museum New Orleans, Bourbon Street, and Harrah's Casino. Hotel amenities include microwave and mini-fridge in suites, fitness and business center, outdoor pool, outdoor patio, 24-hour market, and meeting/event space. W New Orleans Hotel

333 Poydras Street (504) 525-9444/ (888) 627-8389 Papa Noël rates from $99 OR, PW, HI — Located just steps from the beautiful and quiet French Quarter, W New Orleans is close to shopping, Harrah’s Casino, and the Warehouse District. See lounge impresario Rande Gerber at Whiskey Blue, or fall under the spell of flavor at foodie’s delight Zoë, where Louisiana comfort foods meet contemporary cuisine. The W offers stylishly comfortable rooms, posh suites, fluffy beds wrapped in 350-thread-count sheets, and down duvets. Slip into bliss with spa-style bath amenities. Discounted Parking Rate of $20 is included. Rate will also be available November 18th through November 24th. Westin New Orleans Canal Place

100 Rue Iberville (504) 566-7006 / (888) 627-8180 Papa Noël rates from $99 OR, PW — Adjacent to the historical French Quarter with sweeping views of the beautiful Mississippi River, the all new Westin New Orleans Canal Place is the perfect downtown New Orleans hotel to savor the Big Easy's zest for living. Just steps from the French Quarter, the New Orleans Convention Center, Jackson Square, the luxurious shops at Canal Place, fine dining, Harrah's Casino, museums, art galleries, and the central business district, enjoy comfort and service from the French Quarter hotel that feels right at home.



Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans 701 Convention Center Boulevard; (504) 524-8200 Papa Noël rates from $79 HI — Located in the historic Warehouse District, the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans is situated close to Harrah's Casino. Within easy walking distance are the French Quarter, the Riverwalk Marketplace, Canal Place shopping, the Aquarium of the Americas, a variety of restaurants, the Arts District, riverboats, and cruise ship docks.

BED & BREAKFASTS 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter 1422 N. Rampart Street (504) 947-4475 / (800) 842-4748 Papa Noël rates from $69 CB, HI — Papa Noël brings peace and joy to all in a former 1870s bordello serving society’s elite. This great location is one-half block to to the French Quarter and a three-minute walk to Bourbon Street. Guests will enjoy no surprises – rates with include everything (tax, WiFi, local calls, city fees, etc.) with no unexpected add-ons. Lagniappe: free soft drinks and bottled water. 5 Continents Bed and Breakfast 1731 Esplanade Avenue (504) 324-8594 / (800) 997-4652 Papa Noël rates from $125 PW, HI, FP — Upscale bed and breakfast with two-room suites and a cottage within walking distance to the French Quarter. Amenities include secure off street parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges with complimentary bottled water, sodas, and juice. Full hot gourmet breakfast is served every day. Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast 4125 St. Charles Avenue (504) 269-2640 / (800) 490-8542 Papa Noël rates from $89


CB, HI, FP — Enjoy the beautifully restored 1891 Queen Anne Mansion on the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. Take part in the Papa Noël experience in a period room with a four poster bed, thirteen foot ceilings, and lots of ambiance. All seventeen rooms have private bathrooms, cable television, free Wi-Fi, and quiet central air. Don't just visit New Orleans, live it. Complimentary snacks and bottled water service available. The Burgundy Bed and Breakfast 2513 Burgundy Street (504) 942-1463 Papa Noël rates from $80 CB, HI, FP — The Burgundy is a small bed and breakfast in the historic Faubourg Marigny, within walking distance of the French Quarter. The house is an ornate Victorian shotgun double. Guests share dining and living room, half-kitchen, porch, and courtyard. Amenities include hot tub. Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast 2727 St. Charles Avenue (504) 895-1104 / (800) 977-0008 Papa Noël rates from $150 CB, HI, FP — Built in 1893 and lovingly restored, this Queen Anne Victorian offers modern comfort amid period furnishings. Located in the historic Garden District and directly on the St. Charles streetcar line, enjoy the holidays in a home-awayfrom-home in this convenient location to all that New Orleans has to offer. Amenities include free bottled water and snacks, daily newspaper, individual air conditioning units in each room, and private bathrooms. HH Whitney House Bed and Breakfast on the Historic Esplanade 1923 Esplanade Avenue (504) 948-9448 / (800) 924-9448 Papa Noël rates from $75 CB, HI, FP — The HH Whitney House celebrates the magic of the holidays in full Victorian

(AT) Airport Transportation; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FP) Free Parking; (VP) Valet Parking; (HI) High-Speed Internet; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome; (SS) Shuttle Service

Christmas New Orleans Style

Two Hundred Rooms. No Two Alike. Discover the holiday season in New Orleans, with the expert guidance of a local—one of the welcoming members of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans.

Our website is your key to the perfect room for you from New Orleans’ most diverse selection of accommodations throughout the city. Special Papa Noel rates at many inns.

R R splendor. This beautiful home is conveniently located on historic Esplanade Avenue, between the French Quarter and City Park, home of the Celebration in the Oaks Walking Tour. Come share a cup of holiday cheer with the innkeepers of the HH Whitney House. Amenities include outdoor garden, hot tub and pool, complimentary beverages, and snacks. Maison Marigny Bed and Breakfast on Bourbon

1421 Bourbon Street (504) 948-3638 / (800) 570-2014 Papa Noël rates from $99 CB, HI, FP — Award-winning small luxury bed and breakfast located on the quiet end of Bourbon Street. Just five minutes to the bars and clubs of Bourbon or Frenchmen street, the Maison Marigny Bed and Breakfast on Bourbon is quiet, luxurious, and upscale.

Royal Street Courtyard Bed and Breakfast 2438 Royal Street (504) 943-6818 / (888) 846-4004 Papa Noël rates from $55 CB, HI — Situated near the site of the old Marigny Plantation, Royal Street Courtyard is convenient to all New Orleans attractions. Just blocks from the French Market, the oldest outdoor shopping plaza in North America. Only a fifteen minute walk from the decadence of Bourbon Street, and an easy stroll to art galleries, antique shops, and the constantly changing tableau of Jackson Square, the heart of the French Quarter. Bed and breakfast amenities include hot tub, free on-street parking, air conditioning, heating, cable television, and free Wi-Fi.




Reveillon During the mid-1800s, New Orleans’ Creole families celebrated the “Reveillon” (French for “awakening”) twice during the holidays. The first Reveillon came after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, when families returned from St. Louis Cathedral to break a daylong fast with an elaborate meal. The meal consisted of egg dishes, sweetbreads, and Creole specialties, such as daube glacé. It often ended with a cake filled with a fruit confection, dripping with wine or rum, and topped with whipped cream. New Year’s Eve brought another Reveillon, usually shared among several families. This more festive meal featured eggnog, fancy pastries, meringues, sugar sculptures, and crystallized fruits. By late afternoon, families would return home to a light supper followed by a night of singing and dancing – with wine and whiskey for the gentlemen, and cordials and liqueurs for the ladies. Today’s Reveillon is celebrated nightly during the Christmas season in restaurants throughout the city. Menus combine ageless Creole cuisine with more contemporary New Orleans dishes, but the spirit of the past remains. In fact, some of our Reveillon restaurants—Commander’s Palace, Galatoire’s and Tujague’s—are more than 100 years old! Revel in nostalgia and join us for the Reveillon— the authentic taste of Christmas New Orleans Style!


Christmas New Orleans Style

REVEILLON MENUS AT NEW ORLEANS FINEST RESTAURANTS Prices do not include tax, gratuity, and may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Available holiday dates are noted in each listing, but please call in advance to confirm or check the restaurant’s website: (CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner. 5Fifty5

MAIN COURSE (CHOICE OF) 555 Canal Street (504) 553-5555 CER, CD, NYE, NYD – Menu $45 First Course

• 4 Onion Soup Second Course

• Redfish Amandine Third Course

• Mâche Salad with Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese Mousse, and Roasted Baby Beets Fourth Course

• Double Cut Lamb Chop with BlackEyed Pea and Foie Gras Cassoulet Fifth Course

• Individual Yule Log With Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream Lagniappe

• Charbroiled Oyster

7 on Fulton 700 Fulton Street (504) 525-7555 CER, CD, NYER, NYD – Menu $60 FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Catalane Salad with Sopressata Salami and Fresh Fruit • Butternut Squash Soup with Pork Shoulder Hash and Lemon Confit • Mixed Greens Salad with Goat Cheese and Creole Mustard Vinaigrette • Cassoulet with Creole Tomatoes and White Beans SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Bacon-Smoked Foie Gras with Pain Perdu and Caramel Emulsion • Crawfish Cake with Roast Mirliton and Choron Sauce • Braised Rabbit Risotto with Creole Trinity and Fontina Val d’Aosta • Squash Ravioli with Smoked Rosemary and Wild Mushrooms

• Rabbit Roulades with Smoked Polenta and Mushroom Jus • Crispy Duck with Demi-glace and Pumpkin Streusel • Roasted Pheasant with Celery Root Chips and Hunter Sauce • Poached Gulf Fish with Braised Endive, Wild Mushrooms, and Lentils • Filet with Bleu Cheese Pave and Sauce Chaucer DESSERT (CHOICE OF)

• Homemade Cannolis with ParmigianoVanilla Sweet Sauce • Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake and Soda Sorbet • Tiramisu Crème Brûlée and Torched Sugar

Albertine's Tea Room The Columns Hotel 3811 St. Charles Avenue (504) 899-9308 CER, CDR, NYD – Menu $46 First Course (Choice of)

• Lentil and Ham Soup • Oyster Stew Second Course

• Spinach with Shaved Red Onions, Goat Cheese, Granny Smith Apples, and Balsamic Vinaigrette Third Course (Choice of)

• Lamb with Wild Mushroom Risotto and a Mint Demi-Glace • Filet Oscar with Parsnip Puree • Coquilles St. Jacques • Trout Amandine with Wild Rice and Haricot Vert Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Bûche de Noël • Calas



American Sector american-sector 945 Magazine Street (504) 528-1940 NYE, NYD – Menu $45 First Course (Choice of)

• Shrimp Remoulade with Pickled Mirlitons and Greens • Scalloped Oysters with Horseradish and Parmesan Cheese Second Course (Choice of)

• Butternut Squash Soup with Blue Crab and Pumpkin Oil • Duck and Sausage Gumbo Third Course (Choice of)

• Filet of Beef with Oyster Stuffing and Swiss Chard • Crispy Flounder with Crabmeat, Shrimp, and Andouille Hollandaise • Panéed Pork Chop with Red Cabbage, Chestnuts, and Root Vegetables Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Holiday Sweet Potato Mousse with Dulce de Leche and Pecan Brittle • Christmas vol-au-vent with Stewed Winter Fruits

Second Course

• Creole Onion Soup en Croûte Third Course (Choice of)

• Gulf Fish Court Bouillon – Gulf Fish simmered in a Tomato Purée with Creole Vegetables and Louisiana Popcorn Rice • Roasted Chicken Cassoulet- Roasted Chicken with Stewed White Beans and Duck Boudin Fourth Course

• Bûche de Noël – Génoise Cake and Chocolate Butter Cream

August 301 Tchoupitoulas Street (504) 299-9777 CER, NYE, NYD – Menu $95 First Course

• Spiced Foie Gras au Torchon with warm Red Currant Linzer Torte and Candied Hazelnut Crust Second Course

• Brouillade aux Truffles – House Farmed Eggs and Creamery Butter with Burgundy Truffles Third Course

• Turtle Soup "Grande Mere" with Sherry

Antoine’s Restaurant

Fourth Course 713 St. Louis Street (504) 581-4422 CE, NYE – Menu $47

• Herb-roast Duckling with locally grown Red Cabbage, slow braised with Apple Spätzle “from the board” and Glazed Chestnuts Fifth Course

First Course (Choice of)

• Steamed Dark Chocolate Torte with Cherries, Spiced Milk Chocolate, and Roasted White Chocolate Ice Cream

• Shrimp St. Pierre • Oysters 1-1-1 • Alligator Soup Second Course

• Tossed Lettuce, Red Grapes, Shaved Carrots, and Walnuts topped with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette Third Course (Choice of)

• Speckled Trout with Crawfish Stuffing and a White Wine Sauce • Braised Chicken Breast with Pecan Sweet Potatoes and a Golden Raisin Port Sauce Fourth Course

• Eggnog Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

Arnaud's Restaurant 813 Rue Bienville (504) 523-5433 CE, NYD, NYE, NYD – Menu $45 First Course (Choice of)

• Shrimp Ravigote – Fresh Gulf Shrimp marinated in Housemade Creole Mustard, Mayonnaise, Capers, and Spices • Daube Glacé – a Creole Classic, Stewed Beef chilled between layers of Jellied Consommé with Garlic Croutons


Besh Steak 228 Poydras Street (504) 533-6111 CER, CDR, NYE, NYD – Menu $40 FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Turtle Soup au Sherry • Watercress Apple and Fried Oyster Salad • Sweet Potato Sage Agnolotti and Brown Butter SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Fall Harvest Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Crisp Mizuna, and Poppy Seed Dressing • Butternut Squash Bisque with Crisp Pancetta THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Squab and Crawfish Étouffée • Butter Bean Cassoulet with Pork Belly, Wild Mushroom Sausage, and Rabbit Confit • Louisiana Pompano pan roasted with Local Citrus and Brown Rice FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• French Beignets with Wild Berries • Chocolate Lost Cake with Local Pecans • Crème Brûlée

(CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

Christmas New Orleans Style

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The Bombay Club 830 Conti Street (504) 586-0972 CER, CDR, NYE, NYD – Menu $58-63 Appetizers (Choice of)

• Cajun Caviar with Corn and Crab Pancake – Choupique Caviar, Grilled Basil, and Satsuma Vinaigrette • Stuffed Quail – Foie Gras Boudin Stuffed Quail with a Blackberry Reduction Entrees (Choice of)

• Braised Short Ribs with Tomato and Okra Braised Beef Short Ribs, Creamy Stone Ground Grits, and Spicy Peanuts • Roasted Oyster Stuffed Duck – Roasted Leg Quarter stuffed with Oyster Dressing, Candied Yams, 
Mustard Greens, and Sage Demi-Glace • Gulf Red Snapper – Pan roasted Filet with sautéed Mirliton, Tasso, Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc, and Panéed Marinated Artichokes Dessert

• Chocolate plate with Raspberry Liqueur Gastrique, Candied Lime Zest, and Christmas Spiced Pecans

Bourbon House 144 Bourbon Street (504) 522-0111 CER, NYE, NYD – Menu $50 Salad

• Smoked Duck Salad with Candied Kumquats, Cranberries, and Spiced Pecans Appetizers (Choice of)

• Smoked Oyster Stew • Turtle Sauce Piquant with Tortellini and Tasso Entrée (Choice of)

• Seafood Stuffed Flounder with Green Beans Amandine • Double Cut Pork Chop with Celeste Figs, Creole Rice Dressing, and Smothered Lima Beans • Dry Aged Oven Roasted Duck with Citrus Gastrique, Molasses, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, and Bourbon Braised Greens Dessert

• Bananas Foster Crêpe filled with Banana Custard, Foster’s Sauce, and Vanilla Gelato

Brennan's Restaurant 417 Royal Street (504) 525-9713 CE, NYE, NYD – Menu $60


First Course

• Oyster Soup Second Course (Choice of)

• Egg Hussarde – One Poached Egg on Holland Rusk, Canadian Bacon, Marchand de Vin Sauce, topped with Hollandaise Sauce • Jackson Salad – Iceberg Lettuce, Chopped Hard-Boiled Eggs, Crumbled Bacon, Bleu Cheese, and Chives Third Course (Choice of)

• Trout Amandine – Filet of Fresh Trout sautéed with Lemon Butter Sauce, Slivered Almonds, and Potatoes • Grillades and Grits – Sautéed Veal served in Creole Sauce with Fines Herbs, Cracked Ground Pepper, and Grits Fourth Course

• Bananas Foster Lagniappe

• Entrees are served with hot French Bread and a glass of White or Red Wine

Brigtsen's 723 Dante Street (504) 861-7610 NYE – Menu $48 First Course (Choice of)

• Oyster Chowder with Bacon and Fennel • Filé Gumbo with Chicken and Andouille Sausage Second course (Choice of)

• Mixed Greens Salad with Satsumas, Feta Cheese, Spiced Pecans, Pickled Red Onion, and Cane Vinegar Dressing • Sea Scallops Sardou with Creamed Spinach and Artichokes • BBQ Shrimp with Garlic Bread Third course (Choice of)

• Pan-Roasted Pork Chop with Apple Cider Pan Gravy and Roasted Winter Vegetables • Poisson Farci aux Champignons – Pan-Roasted Gulf Fish stuffed with Shrimp, Crab Béchamel, and sautéed Mushrooms Fourth course (Choice of)

• Eggnog Crème Brûlée • Bread Pudding du Jour

Broussard's 819 Conti Street (504) 581-3866 CER, NYE – Menu $48 Vorspeisen/Appetizer (Choice of)

• Belegtes Bauern Brot, Räucher Schinken, Schmalz, Gefülltes Ei – Cured German Ham on Seven Grain Bread with a Stuffed Deviled Egg • Königin Pastete Mit Krebsschwänzen in Dill-Sosse – Pastry Shell with

(CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

Christmas New Orleans Style

Crawfish in Dill Sauce • Ungarische Gulasch Suppe – Beef, Paprika, and Potato Soup Salat/Salad

• Apfel und Sellerie Salat, Schnittlauch Marinade – Celeriac and Apple Salad with Chive Dressing Hauptspeisen/Entrees (Choice of)

• Schlate Platte mit Kassler Rippchen, Bratwurst, Frischer Schweinebauch auf Bayrisch Kraut – Smoked Pork Loin, Bratwurst, and Fresh Bacon on Bavarian Cabbage • Halv Ente Bressiert, Saure Sahne Sosse, Apfelrotkohl, Kartoffel Nocken – Roasted Half Duckling and Sour Cream Sauce, with Red Cabbage and Potato Dumpling • Gebratene Kalbshaxe, Frisches Gemüse und Röstis – Braised Veal Shank in Red Wine with Hash Brown Cake and Assorted Vegetables • Lachs Forelle Gefüllt Mit Krebsfleisch auf Fenchel, Mit Kapern Sosse – Salmon Trout Filet with Crabmeat Stuffing on Fresh Fennel with Mustard Caper Sauce

Café Adelaide 300 Poydras Street (504) 595-3305 CER, CD, NYE, NYD – Menu $49 First Course (Choice of)

• Turtle Soup • Shrimp and Okra Gumbo • Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Bisque Second Course (Choice of)

• Red Wine Pickled Pork Shoulder with Mustard Green Purée and Smoked Brabant Turnips • Cauliflower and Grapefruit Salad with Garroxta Cheese, Charred Onions, Fennel, Dijon Mustard, and Dill Aioli Third Course (Choice of)

• Crab – Poached Gulf Fish with Blue Crab, Cauliflower Gratinée, Scallion Confit, and Meyer Lemon Beurre Noisette • Sage-Smoked Pork Chop with Sweet Potato Pie Hash, Crispy Kale, and Chicory-Rum Red Eye Gravy


Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Apfel Strudel, Vanille Sosse – Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

• Satsuma Gâteau de Sirop • Mint Chocolate Pot de Crème




(CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

Christmas New Orleans Style Commander's Palace 1403 Washington Avenue (504) 899-8221 CE, NYE, NYD – Menu $90 First Course

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse 716 Iberville Street (504) 522-2467 NYE, NYD – Menu $50

• Reveillon Salad – Christmas Lettuce and Watercress with Honey Roasted Chestnuts, Louisiana Citrus, Grilled Sweet Onions, Triple Cream Brie, and Spiced Pecans

Appetizers (Choice of)

Second Course


• Foie Gras and Ginger Snap Parfait – Foie Gras Ice Cream layered in Ginger Snap Tuilles with Chopped Nuts, Candied Fruit, Spiced Rum, and Sugarcane-cured Foie Gras

Entrées (Choice of)

Third Course (Choice of)

• Potato-Crusted Flounder with Redfish Brandade, Butter Roasted Baby Artichokes, Ponchatoula Red Beans, Pickled Pork, and a Velouté of Roasted Winter Squash • Dry Aged Duck Breast with Black Rice, Foie Gras Financière, Sugar Plums, Foie Gras Ganache, Duck Jus Rôti, and shaved Oregon Black Truffles Fourth Course

• Dark Chocolate Flan – a reduction of California Cabernet and European Chocolate with Pecan Nougatine, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and White Chocolate Lagniappe

• Tête en Glace – Cured Hog Jowl, Crispy Pork Cracklings, Cayenne Mustard, Truffled Goat Cheese Mousse, and Spicy Pickled Vegetables

Court of Two Sisters 613 Royal Street (504) 522-7261 CER, NYE, NYD – Menu $42 First Course

• Turtle Soup au Sherry Second Course

• Fried Green Tomato with Shrimp Remoulade and Crabmeat Ravigote Third Course (Choice of)

• Blackened Pork Tenderloin with Pecan Rice Pilaf, Roasted Alligator Sausage, and Beurre Blanc • Seared Duck Breast a I’Orange with Confit Dirty Rice, Sweet Potato Puree, and Candied Pecans • Trout Amandine – Pan fried Filet of Trout with Rosemary-Roasted New Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus, finished with Almonds Fourth Course

• Egg Nog Crème Brûlée with Sugar Cookie

• Andouille-Stuffed Farm Quail with Sweet Potato Hay and Cane Syrup Glaze • Crab and Corn Chowder • Spinach and Oyster Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette • Grilled Veal Porterhouse with Creamy Pumpkin Risotto, Haricots Vert, Smoked Bacon, Sweet Onions, and a Caramelized Shallot Butter • Whole Stuffed Flounder with Shrimp, Mirliton Dressing, Sage Brown Butter, and Fried Leeks Dessert

• Hot Chocolate Pot de Crème- a Spiced Dark Chocolate Custard with Marshmallow Cream and Roasted Pecans

Domenica 123 Baronne Street (504) 648-6020 CER, CDR, NYE, NYD – Menu $55 First Course

• Cripsy Mangalista Pork Daube with Bitter Green Salad, Creole Mustard, and Poached Egg Second Course

• Marsala-spiked Turtle Soup with Ditalini Pasta, Turnips, and Collards Third Course

• Horseradish and Parmigiano-stuffed Beef Braciole with "Red Gravy" and Herb Breadcrumbs Fourth Course

• Budino di Pane – Sweet Mascarpone filling with Louisiana Citrus Caramel

Emeril’s 800 Tchoupitoulas Street (504) 528-9393 NYE – Menu $60 First Course

• Turtle Soup “en Croute “ Second Course

• Fricassee of Crawfish with Veal Sweetbreads, Artichokes, and Truffle Third Course

• Foie Gras-stuffed Mississippi Quail with Warm Lobster Salad and Kumquat Vinaigrette



Fourth Course

• Apple Butter Calas with Walnut and Eggnog Anglaise

Emeril’s Delmonico 1300 St. Charles Avenue (504) 525-4937 NYE – Menu $60 First Course (Choice of)

• Creole Charcuterie–Beef Daube Glacé with Andouille Sausage, Housemade Mustard, and Pickled Okra • Winter Green Salad with Savory Rice Calas, Fennel, and Satsuma Vinaigrette Second Course (Choice of)

• Crab and Mirliton Bisque • Sautéed Frog Legs with Almonds, Capers, and Lemon Third Course (Choice of)

• Rabbit Fricassee with Caramelized Root Vegetables, Leeks, and Sherry Reduction • Pan Roasted Quail with Oyster Dressing and Mushroom Gravy Fourth Course

• Café Brulot – Crème Brûlée with Chocolate Praline

Galatoire's Restaurant 209 Bourbon Street (504) 525-2021 CER, NYE, NYD – Menu $45 Appetizer (Choice of)

• Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with a Sweet and Spicy Pecan Cream • Duck and Andouille Gumbo Salad (Choice of)

• Triple Cream Brie Danish with Mayhaw Vinaigrette-dressed Arugula • Beet Salad with Roasted Beets, Walnuts, Bleu Cheese, and Arugula with Vinaigrette Entree (Choice of)

• Tarragon Aioli – Crusted Gulf Fish with Garlic Spinach and Potato Galette • Braised Lamb Shank with Roasted Acorn Squash, Brussels Sprouts, and Glazed Baby Onions Dessert

• Banana Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

Galvez 914 North Peters Street (504) 595-3400 CER, CDR, NYE, NYD – Menu $45 Starter (Choice of)

• Seafood and Corn Bisque • Broiled Oysters with Eggplant and Chorizo


• Gambas al Ajillo con Chorizo Second Course

• Warm Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing third course (Choice of)

• Paella Valenciana – Arborio Rice with Chorizo, Chicken, Seafood, and Vegetables • Trio del Mar – Gulf Fish with Fried Oysters, Grits Cake, and Crawfish Sauce • Chuletas a la Parilla – Grilled Pork Chop with Sweet Potato, Andouille Hash, Vegetables, and Fig Demi-Glace Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Bread Pudding with Caramel Bourbon Sauce • Cafecito – Chocolate and Cherry Coffee Confection • Flan with Fig Compote Lagniappe

• Chef’s Amuse-Boûche

The Grill Room Windsor Court Hotel 300 Gravier Street (504) 523-6000 CD, NYE, NYD - Menu $55 FIRST COURSE(CHOICE OF)

• Gulf Fish Fin Tuna Carpaccio with Pickled Golden Beets, Kumquat, Shallots, and White Balsamic • Carnaroli Risotto with Parmesan and Black Winter Truffles • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Foie Gras and Wild Boar SECOND COURSE

• Belgium Endive and Arugula Salad with Almonds, Bleu Cheese, Fried Grapes, and 25-Year Balsamic THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Grilled 28-day Strip Loin with Yukon Gold Potato, Bone Marrow, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, and Red Wine Reduction • Pork in Three Preparations – Grilled Tenderloin, Osso Bucco Ravioli, and Belly Broccoli Raba with Rutabaga and Marsala Reduction • Crispy Skin Local Snapper with Sunchoke , Florida Rock Shrimp, Red Quinoa, and 12-year Balsamic FOURTH COURSE

• Almond Pound Cake with Compressed Melon, Yogurt, and Red Beet

Gumbo Shop 630 St. Peter Street (504) 525-1486 CER, NYE, NYD – Menu $38 First Course (Choice of)

• Oyster and Artichoke Soup

(CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

Christmas New Orleans Style


• Chicken Andouille Gumbo • Turtle Soup Second Course

• Tossed Green Salad with Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette Third Course (Choice of)

• Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Oyster Andouille Stuffing • Crawfish Étouffée over Rice • Crab Cakes with Green Peppercorn and Crawfish Sauce • Penne Pasta with Wild Mushroom Cream • Roasted Half Duckling with Local Rum and Louisiana Citrus Sauce Fourth Course (choice of)

• Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Liqueur Sauce • Hot Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce • Homemade Pecan Pie Lagniappe

• Café Brûlot

La Côte Brasserie 700 Tchoupitoulas Street (504) 613-2350 CER, CD, NYE, NYD – Menu $50 First Course

• Granny’s Recipe – Duck and Andouille Gumbo

Second Course

• Wedge Salad with Herb Vinaigrette, Bacon, and Bleu Cheese Third Course

• Bouillabaisse – Gulf Seafood Stew with Saffron, Spicy Cajun Aioli, and Grilled Baguette Fourth Course

• New Orleans Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Lüke 333 St. Charles Avenue (504) 378-2840 CER, CDR, NYE, NYD – Menu $55 First Course (Choice of)

• Shrimp Remoulade • Chilled Daube of Beef with Sauce Gribiche, Pickles, and Country Bread Second Course (Choice of)

• Turtle Soup • Crab Bisque Third Course (Choice of)

• Horseradish-crusted standing Rib Roast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Oyster Dressing • Garlic-Crusted Pork Roast with Ragout of Root Vegetables and Pear Glaze



Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Apple Tarte Tatin with Brandy Ice Cream • Sweet Potato and Maple Pot de Crème with Candied Pecans and Chantilly Cream

Martinique Bistro 5908 Magazine Street (504) 891-8495 CER, NYE – Menu $58 Appetizers (Choice of)

• Foie Gras Crème Brûlée • Bowfin Caviar with Shaved Asparagus Gribiche Soup Course (Choice of)

• Turtle Soup with Amontillado Sherry • Oyster-Leek Bisque Salad Course (Choice of)

• Roasted Beets with Bleu Cheese and a Cranberry French Walnut Vinaigrette • Winter Spinach with Satsuma Supremes, Chévre, and Meyer Lemon Crème Fraîche Entrees (Choice of)

• Duck Confit with Cherry-Port Wine Gastrique and Goat Cheese Grits • Noisettes of Pork Tenderloin Grillades with Duck Boudin • Rabbit and Housemade Tasso ‘Tourtière’ with Root Vegetables and Crimini Dessert (Choice of)

• Café Brulôt Pot de Crème • Baked Alaska with Peppermint Ice Cream and Gingerbread

Mat and Naddie's 937 Leonidas Street (504) 861-9600 NYE – Menu $40 Amuse

• Oyster Brie Soup with Petit Lagniappe Champagne Aperitif Appetizer (Choice of)

• Duck Confit Salad with Bitter Greens, Toasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Dried Cherries, and Honey Truffle Oil Vinaigrette • Fried Eggplant with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spicy Rémoulade Entrée (Choice of)

• Grilled Venison Medallions with Baked Gruyère Spätzle with Caraway Braised Red Cabbage and Port Glaze • Bronzed Drum with Christmas Ale Court-bouillon, Gulf Shrimp, and Louisiana Brown Jasmine Rice Dessert

• Winter Ginger Spice Cake with Crème Fraîche and Candied Ginger


Mike's on the Avenue 628 St. Charles Avenue (504) 523-7600 CER, NYER – Menu $40-$48 First Course

• Classic French Onion Soup with Brie Crostini Second Course (Choice of)

• Louisiana Shrimp with Bleu Cheese Flatbread, Caramelized Onions, Walnuts, Pear, and Arugula • Oysters and Wild Mushroom Salad with Creole-Mustard Vinaigrette Third Course (Choice of)

• Braised Short Ribs with Sherry DemiGlace, Pecan Jasmine Rice, and Long Beans • Rosemary-crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Jelly, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Glazed Carrots • Pan-seared Trout with Crab Beurre Blanc, Mirliton Casserole, and Smothered Corn Fourth Course

• Pumpkin Roulade with Creole Cream Cheese Filling, Maple Glaze, and Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce Lagniappe

• Brandy Alexander with Fresh Whipped Cream and Nutmeg

Morton's the Steakhouse 365 Canal Street (504) 566-0221 CER, NYER, NYDR – Menu $60 Appetizer (Choice of)

• Baked Five Onion Soup • Oysters Rockefeller, Classic Preparation Salad (Choice of)

• Caesar Salad with Classic Dressing • Salad with Housemade Bleu Cheese Dressing, Chopped Egg, and Anchovies Entrée (Choice of)

• Single Cut Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce • Cajun Ribeye Steak • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes Accompaniment (Choice of)

• Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Lyonnaise Potatoes • Sautéed Button Mushrooms and Onions • Creamed Spinach Dessert (Choice of)

• Key Lime Pie • Crème Brûlée

(CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

Christmas New Orleans Style

Mr. B's Bistro 201 Royal Street (504) 523-2078 NYE, NYD – Menu $49

• Pain Perdu Bread Pudding • Meyer Lemon Bavarian Cream

NOLA Restaurant

• Oyster Stew with Cream, Leeks, and Brabant Potatoes 534 St. Louis Street (504) 522-6652 NYE – Menu $60

Second Course

First Course (Choice of)

First Course

• Reveillon Salad Third Course

• Filet Royale in Puff Pastry with Mushroom Duxelle and Béarnaise Fourth Course

• Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Muriel's Jackson Square 801 Chartres Street (504) 568-1885 NYE, NYD – Menu $45 First Course (Choice of)

• Louisiana Oyster Pan Roast • Blue Crab Napoleon with Fried Eggplant, Roasted Vegetables, and Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Second Course (Choice of)

• Beet Salad with Tomatoes, Fennel, and Mixed Greens • Poached Pear and Bibb Salad with Red Onion, Hazelnut Brittle, and RoquefortGin Vinaigrette Third Course (Choice of)

• Herb-roasted Leg of Lamb with Smoked Bacon-Black Lentil Ragoût, Buttered Brussels Sprouts Quinoa, and a Cherry-Rosemary Demi-Glace • Louisiana Citrus Gulf Shrimp with Redfish Cake, Lemon Butter Sauce, Grapefruit, and Orange Segments in Lemon-Pepper Gastrique • Wood-Grilled Filet Mignon with Parsnip Mash, Baked Wild Mushroom, Parmesan, and Horseradish Cream Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

• Mississippi Rabbit Terrine with Pickled Vegetables and Housemade Mustard • Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Veal Sweetbreads and Pumpkin Oil  Second Course (Choice of)

• Spice-Cured Foie Gras with Frisee, Cranberry Vinaigrette, and Candied Pecans • Louisiana Blue Crab Meat with Baby Greens, Creole Mustard-Tarragon Vinaigrette, and Roasted Beet Third Course (Choice of)

• Louisiana Popcorn Rice with TassoStuffed Quail, Black-Eyed Peas, and Bacon-Smothered Cabbage • Roasted Gulf Fish Court Bouillon with Louisiana Crawfish Tails, Mirliton, and Crispy Potatoes  Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Eggnog Rice Pudding with Palmier Cookies • Traditional Pecan Pie with Sweet Potato Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Palace Café 605 Canal Street (504) 523-1661 NYE, NDY – Menu $50 Appetizer

• Crabmeat Remick Moderne – Pontchartrain Blue Crab baked with a Garlic-Chili Aioli, topped with Housemade Bacon and Buttered Brioche Salad

• Cured Pickled Pork Rillette with Calvados Apple Butter, Grilled Bread,



Pickled Apple, Arugula, and Peanut Salad Entrees (Choice of)

• Redfish Amandine served on a Half Shell with Haricots Vert, Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, and Sweet Potatoes • Tournedos Wellington – Two Petit Filets with Garlic-sautéed Spinach, Foie Gras, Shiitake Mushroom Duxelle, baked in Pastry with a Bleu Cheese and Tasso Glaçage Dessert

• Plaquemines Parish Citrus Icebox Pie with Pistachio Crème Anglaise and Candied Zest

The Pelican Club Restaurant and Bar 312 Exchange Alley (504) 523-1504 CER, NYE – Menu $55 Soups (Choice of)

• Oyster Chowder • Turtle Soup Appetizers (Choice of)

• Smoked Trout Mousse with Johnnycake • Fried Quail with Tasso Hollandaise • Terrine of Foie Gras and Duck Rillettes with Olive Bread • BBQ Shrimp in Cast Iron Skillet with a Biscuit • Baked Oyster Salads (Choice of)

• Italian Salad • Goat Cheese Salad Entrées (Choice of)

• Lobster and Scallops with Pork Belly • Duck Breast with Chanterelle Mushrooms • Filet Mignon with Truffle Mashed Potatoes • Panéed Fish with Jumbo Lump Crabmeat • Braised Lamb Shanks with Mascarpone Polenta Desserts (Choice of)

• Cranberry Carrot Cake • White and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding • Orange Brandy Crème Brûlée • Banana Tarte Tatin Lagniappe

• Chef Richard Hughes's Cookies

Rib Room 621 St. Louis Street (504) 529-7045 CE, CD – Menu $45 First Course (Choice of)

• Creole Pumpkin Soup with Louisiana Crabmeat


• Fried Local Oysters with Grilled Eggplant • Shrimp Remoulade and Ahi Carpaccio • Boudin Cake with Celestine Fig Chutney Second Course

• Classic House Salad with Bleu Cheese Dressing Third Course (Choice of)

• Roasted Half Duck with Local Honey Glaze • Sautéed Drum with Sweet Potato Andouille Sausage • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp with Grits • New York Sirloin with Black Peppercorn and Demi-Glace Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Traditional Christmas Yule Log • Profiterole with Eggnog Crème Anglaise Lagniappe

• Housemade Pecan Praline

Roux on Orleans bourbonorleans-px.trvlclick. com/restaurant-dining.php 717 Orleans (504 ) 571-4604 CER, CDR, NYE, NYDR – Menu $48 First Course

• Blue Crab Beignets with Creole Remoulade Second Course

• Chicory Lettuce with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette and a Slow-Poached Egg Third Course

• Beef Wellington – Beef stuffed with Mushroom Duxelle in Puff Pastry with Baby Vegetables and a Truffle Madeira Sauce Fourth Course

• White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel

Royal House Oyster Bar 441 Royal Street (504) 528-2601 CER, CDR, NYER, NYDR – Menu $42 First Course (Choice of)

• Oyster and Fennel Stew with Swiss Puff Pastry Croustade • Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, Boiled Eggs, Sweet Red Onions, and Candied Pecans Second Course (Choice of)

• Alligator Sausage with Red Potatoes, Pickled Mirlitons, Creole Mustard, and Arugula • Red Fish Beignets with a Louisiana Hot Sauce Butter, Cane Syrup, and Powdered Sugar

(CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

Christmas New Orleans Style

Stuff those stockings with Drink Mixes & Party Packs!

Christmas Stock up on holiday gifts like our drink mixes and party packs!


Meet Santa every Friday & Saturday in December, 5-8pm! Souvenir photos with Santa are 1/2 off! 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways from December 12th - 23rd: Sign up in the Main Bar!




Third Course (course of)

• Grilled Hanger Steak with Truffle Fries, Arugula, and Herb Sauce • Braised Lamb Shank with Parmesan Grit Cakes and Smoked Tomato Ragout • Duck Confit with Pumpkin Spoon Bread, Orange Caramel, and Green Bean Amandine Fourth Course (choice of)

• White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Lavender Anglaise • Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Wafers with Vanilla Ice Cream

Ste. Marie 930 Poydras Street, Suite 101 (504) 304-6988 CER, NYE – Menu $45 First Course (Choice of)

• Foie Gras Terrine with Sour Cherry Chutney and Toasted Points • Warm Potato and Smoked Eel Salad Second Course

• Cauliflower Vichyssoise with Caramelized Pear Third Course (Choice of)

• Roasted Squab with Gnocchi and Foie Gras Emulsion • Fennel and Garlic-crusted Pork Chop with Warm Quince and Apple Compote • Roasted Cod with Savoy Cabbage and White Bean in Black Truffle Beurre Blanc Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Pumpkin Crème Brûlée • Cranberry and Ginger Sorbet • Assorted Housemade Italian Christmas Cookies

Upperline Restaurant 1413 Upperline Street (504) 891-9822 CE, NYE– Menu $45 First Course (Choice of)

• Glass Madeira Wine • Turtle Soup • Gumbo Second Course (Choice of)

• Fried Green Tomato Shrimp Rémoulade • Spicy Shrimp Cornbread with Aïoli • Crispy Oysters with Two Rémoulades • Etoufée with Louisiana Pepper Jelly • Watercress Stilton Salad • House Salad • Sweetbread Ragoût Third Course (Choice of)

• Cane River Shrimp Sauté • Sautéed Fish Meuniére • Fish Piquant with “Hot and Hot” Shrimp • Reveillon Grilled Fish • Lamb Shank with Osso Buco • Veal Grillades with Cheddar Grits • Roasted Duckling with Ginger Peach Sauce • Petite Filet Mignon with Béarnaise or Garlic Port Fourth Course (Choice of)

• Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée • Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce • Honey Pecan Bread Pudding with Toffee Sauce • Stilton Cheese Pecans


• Seasonal Cocktail

Tujagues Restaurant 823 Decatur Street (504) 525-8676 CER, CD, NYE, NYDR – Menu $38 First Course

• Shrimp Remoulade Second Course

• Bowl of Soup du Jour Third Course

• Brisket of Beef with Creole Horseradish Sauce • Fish du Jour • Veal du Jour Fourth Course

• Dessert du Jour Lagniappe

• A Complimentary Glass of House Wine with Dinner *Menu Changes Daily


(CE) Open Christmas Eve; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

Christmas New Orleans Style



Festival of Trees! Enchanted Premiere Party & Family Preview Brunch Friday, December 2, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Adults can savor desserts and cocktails sprinkled throughout our forest of decorated trees. Tickets $25 / Saturday December 3, 2011 / 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Enjoy brunch amongst the trees. Tickets $15 ($12 for LCM members) / *Trees will remain on display through December 29, 2011

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration!

December 31, 2011 / 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year in a kid-friendly fashion with our confetti crescendo and balloon release at the strike of noon! Tickets $10 ($3 for LCM members) / $12 at the door · (504) 266-2415 · 420 Julia Street, N.O., LA 70130


Christmas New Orleans Style Guide 2011