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Christmas New Orleans Style

TABLE of CONTENTS Letter from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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Historical Characters

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Living History in the French Quarter

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts

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Christmas New Orleans Style Concert Series

Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations

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Events at a Glance

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CALENDAR OF CONVENIENCE

Event Listings

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Make it a Season of Celebration

Papa Noël

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Great DISCOUNTS at Great Hotels

Reveillon Menus

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At New Orleans Finest Restaurants

Christmas New Orleans Style – 29th Anniversary Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. In partnership with New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation NewOrleansOnline.com Publisher French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Contributors Rebecca Sell Kylee Kidder Georgia Rhody Greg Schatz Marci Schramm Gary Reggio Published by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. 400 North Peters Street, Suite 205, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Phone: (504) 522-5730. Email: info@fqfi.org. Web: fqfi.org

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Dear Friends, It is a pleasure to welcome you to 2013 Christmas New Orleans Style, a month-long celebration of holiday feasting, soul-stirring 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, free concerts at the Saint Louis Cathedral, the Krewe of Jingle Holiday Parade, a ‘Reindeer Run and Romp’ for kids, the annual Christmas Bonfire Party at Oak Alley Plantation, a “Festival of Trees” at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, and so much more! 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, and this year we are so excited to bring back ‘contemporary’ Reveillon offerings, as well as the alwaysanticipated traditional Reveillon menus. 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, the streets of Bywater, Mid-City, and Lakeview, and in the Arts and Museum districts. 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 CNN.com — and that might have something to do with the world-famous Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic. Come join us in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2nd, and for the party afterwards throughout the city. It is a pleasure again to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a most wonderful New Year! Sincerely, Mitch Landrieu Mayor, City of New Orleans

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HISTORICAL CHARACTERS LOUISIANA HISTORY ALIVE! IN THE FRENCH QUARTER Discover our unique heritage - face to face. The saints and sinners, heroes and villains of New Orleans’ past walk the streets of our old city throughout the holiday season. Ever wonder what it was like at the Battle of New Orleans? How people had fun before electricity? What Marie Laveau was really like? These visitors from the past 200 years stroll the French Quarter during the holidays to talk about Louisiana’s fascinating history. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout December, Louisiana History Alive characters leave the Bourbon Orleans Hotel (717 Orleans) at 11am and head to Jackson Square. From there they may saunter along elegant Royal Street, check out the wares at the French Market, or enjoy a coffee at one of New Orleans many cafes. Please come out to say hello and meet history face to face! Past VIPs you may meet: General Andrew Jackson, the Baroness Pontalba, Marie Laveau, Captain Jean Lafitte, John James Audubon, the Venerated Henriette Delille, gambler George Devol, Storyville madame Josie Arlington, rakish Jules Lion, culinary legend Madame Begue, opera legend Adelina Patti, and of course Saint Nicholas!

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Christmas New Orleans Style Concert Series

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 6pm and last about an hour, with the exception of the St. Louis Cathedral Annual Christmas Concert (December 22), which begins at 5:30pm. St. Louis Cathedral is located on Jackson Square in the historic French Quarter. All concerts free and open to the public.

Sunday, December 1

Wednesday, December 11

New Orleans Nightingales (Jazz-Variety)

Evan Christopher (Jazz)

Monday, December 2

Davell Crawford (Gospel)

Thursday, December 12

Opera CrĂŠole (Classical-Opera)

Sunday, December 15

Tuesday, December 3

Amanda Shaw (Cajun-Folk-Rock)

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Mass Choir (Gospel)

Wednesday, December 4 Zion Harmonizers (Gospel)

Thursday, December 5 Harmonouche (Jazz)

Monday, December 9 The Roots of Music (Brass Band)

Tuesday, December 10 The Melody Clouds (Gospel)

Tuesday, December 17 Musaica (Classical)

Wednesday, December 18 Jeremy Davenport (Jazz)

Thursday, December 19 Thomas Kientz French Organ Recital (Classical)

Sunday, December 22 St. Louis Basilica Christmas Concert (Classical)

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Abita Brewing Company, LLC, Abita Springs, LA

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CHEFS' HOLIDAY COOKING DEMOS SPONSORED BY LOUISIANA COOKIN’ MAGAZINE Join us at the French Market for the 2013 Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations on the Market Stage, located under the Market’s shed between Ursulines and Gov. Nicholls. Celebrated local chefs share their secrets and Reveillon recipes at free cooking demonstrations and offer samples that are certain to season your holidays. Demonstrations are free and open to the public, begin at 2pm, and last 30–45 minutes. Space and seating are limited, so come early to grab a seat and a drink, or a late lunch at the Farmers Market!

Tuesday, December 3

Thursday, December 12

Galatoire’s “33” Bar and Steak

Arnaud’s

Lobster Maison Chef Michael Sichel

Wednesday, December 4 Brigtsen’s

Pan Seared Center Cut Pork Chop with Rosemary Jus and Oyster Dressing Chef de Cuisine Tommy DiGiovanni

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Oyster Chowder with Bacon & Fennel Chef Frank Brigtsen

Thursday, December 5 Muriel’s Jackson Square Pan Seared Scallops with Quinoa, Grapefruit & Orange in Peppers Gastrique & Louisiana Citrus Butter Sauce Chef Gus Martin

Friday, December 6 Upperline Restaurant Turtle Soup au Sherry Chef Dave Bridges

Tuesday, December 10 Café Degas Seared Crawfish Ravioli with Spinach & Brandy Mushroom Duxelles with a Lemon Beurre Blanc Chef Grant Rushing

Wednesday, December 11 Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails Daube Glace tossed in German Spaetzle Dumplings Chef Greg Sonnier

Tujague’s Tuna Maque Choux, fresh seared Yellowfin Tuna Topped with Sweet Corn Chow Chow & Lemon Vinaigrette Executive Chef Richard Bickford

Tuesday, December 17 Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse Lobster, English Pea & Romano Risotto, Saffron Crème Fraîche Chef Alfred Singleton

Wednesday, December 18 Broussard’s Rabbit Rillettes with Marsala Fig Marmalade and Strawberry Balsamic Jam Executive Chef Guy Reinbolt

Thursday, December 19 Bourbon House Louisiana Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Molten Eggnog Center & Bourbon Gelato Pastry Chef Sara Toth

Friday, December 20 Palace Café Grilled Gulf Fish Panzanella Sous Chef Jason Ameen

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A CONVENIENT CALENDAR OF CELEBRATIONS!

Events at a Glance

Full descriptions and details about these events can be found in the Event Listings section starting on page 13.

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Friday, December 6

French Market District Tree Lighting Shop Away in the Vieux Carré

Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet

Art of Giving The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Celebration of St. Nicholas Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Movies on the Mississippi Holiday on the Boulevard Merriment on Magazine Miracle on Fulton Street Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Santa Visits Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s

Wednesday, November 20 Festival of Trees Enchanted Premiere Party

Saturday, November 23 Photography at NOMA

Sunday, November 24 Photography at NOMA

Tuesday, November 26 Canal Street Lighting Ceremony Miracle on Fulton Street Photography at NOMA

Wednesday, November 27 Photography at NOMA The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Friday, November 29 Celebration in the Oaks Miracle on Fulton Street Photography at NOMA The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Saturday, November 30 Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Arts Markets Miracle on Fulton Street Photography at NOMA The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Sunday, December 1 Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Arts Markets Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Monday, December 2 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden

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Tuesday, December 3 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA

Wednesday, December 4 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Thursday, December 5 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Gingerbread House Building Competition Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Ogden After Hours Photography at NOMA

Saturday, December 7 Algiers Bonfire and Concert Annual Christmas Bonfire Party at Oak Alley Plantation The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Christmas on Jackson Square Creole Queen’s Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noël Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Festival of Trees Family Day Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Art Walk Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday on the Boulevard Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens Holidays at The Shops Krewe of Jingle Parade Merriment on Magazine Miracle on Fulton Street Monte the Lion’s Children’s Holiday Party Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA


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Wednesday, December 11

Dec. 13 CONTINUED

Santa Visits Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s St. Nicholas Day Fair The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone Vieux Carré Children’s Tree The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Photography at NOMA Santa Visits Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone

Sunday, December 8 Brunch with Santa and His Elves Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday on the Boulevard Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Santa Visits Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Monday, December 9 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone

Tuesday, December 10 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Thursday, December 12 Baroque Christmas The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Ogden After Hours Photography at NOMA School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone Vieux Carré Children’s Wreaths

Friday, December 13 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Movies on the Mississippi Merriment on Magazine Miracle on Fulton Street Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet

Saturday, December 14 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Creole Queen’s Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noël Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays Family Tea with Santa Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Doll Tea Party Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Home Tour Holidays at The Shops Jingle Bugs Merriment on Magazine Miracle on Fulton Street Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Reindeer Run and Romp Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea Santa Visits Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Sunday, December 15 Brunch with Santa and His Elves Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Home Tour Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea Santa Visits Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

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Events at a Glance continued

Monday, December 16 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone

Tuesday, December 17 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Wednesday, December 18 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Christmas Concerts Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Thursday, December 19 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Cathedral Artist-inResidence Concert Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations

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DEC. 19 CONTINUED

Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Ogden After Hours School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Friday, December 20 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Miracle on Fulton Street Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Saturday, December 21 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Creole Queen’s Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noël Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Arts Markets Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens Holidays at The Shops Merriment on Magazine Miracle on Fulton Street Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Sunday, December 22 Brunch with Santa and His Elves Caroling in Jackson Square Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Creole Queen’s Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noël Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Arts Markets Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Holiday Home Tour Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea St. Louis Cathedral Annual Christmas Concert The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Monday, December 23 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Tuesday, December 24 Cathedral Christmas Masses Christmas Eve “Bonfire Adventure” Christmas Eve on the Steamboat Natchez Christmas in the District Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA

Wednesday, December 25 Cathedral Christmas Masses Celebration in the Oaks Christmas Day “Jingling through the Crescent” Christmas in the District Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet


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Thursday, December 26 Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Ogden After Hours Photography at NOMA The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Friday, December 27 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Creole Christmas Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Saturday, December 28 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Creole Christmas Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

DEC. 28 continued

DEC. 31 CONTINUED

Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown A NOLA New Year’s Eve Photography at NOMA

Sunday, December 29 Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet Photography at NOMA The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas

Monday, December 30 The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet

Tuesday, December 31 Christmas in the District Merriment on Magazine Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet New Year’s Eve at The Riverview Room New Year’s Eve Gala on the Steamboat Natchez

Wednesday, January 1 Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Photography at NOMA

Thursday, January 2 Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Photography at NOMA

Friday, January 3 Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Photography at NOMA

Saturday, January 4 Celebration in the Oaks Christmas in the District Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit Photography at NOMA

Sunday, January 5 Christmas in the District Photography at NOMA

Monday, January 6 Christmas in the District Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit The Joan of Arc Parade

Join our Andrews Sisters-style trio, the Victory Belles, as they celebrate the season with a sleigh-full of holiday hits!

Dining by Chef John Besh and The American Sector Restaurant. Select dates through December 29, 2013 The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum Advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended. Group rates available. 504-528-1943 I www.stagedoorcanteen.org

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canal Street lighting ceremony TuesDAy, NOvember 26, 2013 | 5:00–7:00 p.m. astor crowne plaza 739 canal street, st. charles ballroom

holiday movieS on the miSSiSSippi FriDAy, December 6, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. FriDAy, December 13, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. riverwalk spanish plaza

krewe of Jingle parade sATurDAy, December 7, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. visit www.canalstreetholiday.com for updated route.

reindeer run & romp sATurDAy, December 14, 2013 regisTrATiON 8:00 A.m. | rAce sTArT 9:00 A.m. begins & ends at riverwalk spanish plaza for more information: www.CanalStreetHoliday.com

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EVENT LISTINGS MAKE IT A SEASON OF CELEBRATIONS Algiers Bonfire and Concert algiersbonfire.com December 7, 5pm–9pm Algiers Ferry Landing (504) 491-1002 Free and open to the public The Algiers Bonfire and Concert is Algiers’ gift to the city and official kickoff to the holiday season. Come enjoy the best in local musical talent and cheer Santa as he uses the bonfire to light his way down the mighty Mississippi. Food, drink, and fun for the whole family. Annual Christmas Bonfire Party at Oak Alley Plantation oakalleyplantation.com December 7, 7pm–12am Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, Louisiana; (225) 265-2151 $130 per person Celebrate the Christmas season in one of the Southland’s most beautiful settings. Delight in a Creole buffet and premium bar service in an open house format. Enjoy a bonfire on the levee, live entertainment under the oaks, and end the evening with hot chocolate, coffee, and beignets. Art of Giving ogdenmuseum.org December 6, 6pm–8pm Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street; (504) 539-9650 Free and open to the public The annual Art of Giving event is a holiday arts market ideal for finding a unique and original gift. The Museum Store and Center for Southern Craft & Design will extend into the Museum’s atrium, featuring local artists and vendors to showcase the best of Southern arts and crafts, including photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Baroque Christmas lpomusic.com December 12, 7:30pm First Baptist Church New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd; (504) 523-6530 Free and open to the public This holiday season enjoy some of the most glorious music ever written, including highlights from

Handel’s Messiah along with Bach’s Suite No. 2 for Orchestra and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, and amazing vocal and instrumental soloists. The Beauregard-Keyes House Celebrates Christmas bkhouse.org Throughout December, Monday-Saturday, 10am–3pm Tours start on the hour Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres Street; (504) 523-7257 $10 per person Visit a historic French Quarter home as it celebrates the Christmas Season in traditional ways! See the house donned in Victorian-style decorative trim of velvet, ribbons, and lace. Brunch with Santa and His Elves bourbonorleans.com December 8, 15, 22, Seatings at 10am and 1pm Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Street (504) 571-4672 Adults $52, Children [5-12] $24, Children [under 5] Free The Bourbon Orleans invites visitors to celebrate the magic of Christmas at Brunch with Santa and his Elves, including a variety of food, from specialty stations to traditional brunch fare. Festivities include live music, Mrs. Claus, treat-filled holiday stockings for each table, interactive activities, and much more! Reservations required. Canal Street Lighting Ceremony canalstreetholiday.com November 26, 5pm–7pm Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal Street; (504) 561-8927 Free and open to the public Join the Downtown Development District and Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter to “flip the switch” and light Canal Street. All are invited to the hotel’s St. Charles Ballroom from 5pm–7pm to decorate holiday cookies and play holiday games. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for charity for a free picture with Santa.

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Caroling in Jackson Square patioplanters.org December 22, 7pm Gates open at 6:30pm Jackson Square; (504) 220-8300 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 Artist-inResidence Concert stlouiscathedral.org December 19, 6pm St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley; (504) 525-9585 Free and open to the public For the December 19th Cathedral concert, organist Thomas Kientz of Paris and Strasbourg performs a “French Christmas Organ Spectacular.” Currently serving as Young Artist in Residence at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans, Mr. Kientz will showcase three centuries of French organ tradition, featuring some of the most joyous and virtuosic music of the season. Concert lasts approximately one hour. Cathedral Christmas Concerts fqfi.org December 1-5, 9-12, 15, 17-18, 6pm–7pm St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley; (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. Concerts last approximately one hour. Please see page 5 for a complete schedule. Cathedral Christmas Masses stlouiscathedral.org December 24 and 25 St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley; (504) 525-9585 Free and open to the public

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December 24: Vigil at 5pm Midnight Mass (tickets not required); Doors open at 11:15pm; Prelude music from 11:30pm; Mass begins at Midnight December 25: 9am and 11am Celebration in the Oaks celebrationintheoaks.com November 29–January 4, Sunday-Thursday 6pm–10pm; Friday-Saturday 6pm–11pm (closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) New Orleans City Park, #1 Palm Drive; (504) 483-9415 Adults $8, Children [under 3] Free City Park’s annual holiday lights festival, located within 13 acres of their Botanical Garden and Amusement Park, features animated light exhibits, nightly entertainment, amusement rides, and more! Be sure to catch the train for a 2-mile ride along the oak tree-lined lagoons to see pirates, mermaids, flamingos, and the Loch Ness monster! Celebration of St. Nicholas thesweetpalate.com December 6, 5pm–7pm The Sweet Palate, 519 St. Louis Street; (504) 522-5150 Free and open to the public Join The Sweet Palate in celebration of Europe’s historical St. Nicholas Day. Hear the origin of St. Nick and the legend of Santa Claus; taste the Belgian biscuits hidden in children’s stockings; enjoy holiday treats and gelato while exploring gift-ready Christmas confections of chocolates, jams, and biscuits. Chefs’ Holiday Cooking Demonstrations fqfi.org December 3-20 (Tuesday-Friday), 2pm The heart of the Farmer’s Market, Between Ursuline and Gov. Nicholls (504) 522-5730 Free and open to the public Learn the secrets of local cuisine from New Orleans chefs at the beautiful 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. Please see page 7 for a complete schedule.


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Special holiday events include: November 16th • 10am to 6pm TREE LIGHTING FESTIVITIES Tree is lit at 6 pm sharp!

December 7th • 10am to 4pm ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS DAY FAIR Visits with St. Nicholas, plus a St. Nick secondline! Petting Zoo, miniature golf, craft booths & live local music

December 3-20th • Tuesdays–Fridays • 2pm CHRISTMAS NEW ORLEANS STYLE HOLIDAY CHEF COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS With local chefs at our Farmers Market stage

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Christmas Day “Jingling through the Crescent” graylineneworleans.com December 25, 10am–12:30pm Gray Line New Orleans; (504) 569-1401 Call for departure location, pricing, and reservations A holiday treat is a fully narrated tour of New Orleans in its holiday dress! This comfortable Gray Line motor coach tour covers the French Quarter, Esplanade Avenue, City Park, St. Charles Avenue, and the elegant Garden District. Advance reservations required–call early and jingle along!  Christmas Eve “Bonfire Adventure” graylineneworleans.com December 24 Gray Line New Orleans; (504) 569-1401 Call for departure times, location, pricing, and reservations Celebrate the time-honored Louisiana tradition of touring the community-built bonfires that light the way for Papa Noël, the Cajun Santa Claus. This adventure features a tour to the Bonfires. A San Francisco Plantation Tour and Cajun Country dinner are optional.

Some walking is necessary. Advance reservations required. Book early. Christmas in the District christmasinthedistrict.com November 30-January 6 Convention Center Boulevard (504) 582-3000, (855) 477-8756 Free and open to the public Celebrate the season in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse District with dazzling lights along Convention Center Boulevard, sponsored by the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Bring the family and dine, drive, and stroll while enjoying Santa, carolers, concerts, and more. Don’t miss the fun! For more details on events and entertainment, please visit the website. Christmas on Jackson Square cookincajun.com December 7, 11am–8pm 533 St. Ann Street; (504) 523-6415 Free and open to the public Join the shops and restaurants on Jackson Square for holiday fun. Enjoy all day specials, book signings, gourmet tastings, and

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much more. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy shopping, caroling, libations, and a block party from 6pm–8pm. Creole Christmas friendsofthecabildo.org December 27 and 28, 10am–4pm Tickets are available from 10am–3pm 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann Street; (504) 523-3939 Adults $25, Children [under 13] Free Take a festive stroll through the French Quarter with Friends of the Cabildo and visit five historic houses dressed in Creole Christmas decorations, followed by the Creole Christmas Story and refreshments. Self-guided tours begin at the 1850 House Museum Store [523 St. Ann Street]. Creole Queen’s Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noël creolequeen.com December 7, 14, 21, 22 Boarding begins 1:30pm, Cruise 2pm–3:30pm Creole Queen Paddlewheeler, 1 Poydras Street; (504) 529-4567 Adults $55, Children $34 Children of all ages will delight in this unique, ‘‘Cajun-style’’ holiday cruise. Enjoy storytelling, a magician elf, face painting, jolly characters, photos with Papa Noël, and pet a live alligator. The family festivity will also feature a classic tea with tasty treats while cruising the Mississippi River. Exhibitions at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art ogdenmuseum.org Wednesday-Monday 10am–5pm, Thursday evenings 6pm–8pm Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street; (504) 539-9650 $10 per person

Special exhibitions for the month of December include paintings, photographs, and ceramics by several artists including Gina Phillips, Jim White, Joseph Janney Steinmetz, Walker Evans, Warren Thompson, Annie Collinge, and more, as well as works in the Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum Store is also open for holiday gift shopping. Festival of Trees Enchanted Premiere Party lcm.org November 20, 6pm–9pm Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia Street; (504) 266-2415 $25 per person Preview the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit showcasing more than 20 artistically-decorated trees that will inspire the imagination. Don festive attire and bid on these wonderful trees while enjoying festive cocktails, sweet treats, live music, raffles, and more! Festival of Trees Family Day lcm.org December 7 Patron Party Brunch: 10am–12pm; General Admission: 1pm–4:30pm Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia Street; (504) 266-2415 Patron Party: $20 per person; General Admission: Members $12, Non-Members $15 Celebrate the holiday season at the Festival of Trees Family Day! Explore an enchanted forest of decorated trees sponsored by community partners and enjoy holiday entertainment and activities! The event kicks off with a Patron Party Brunch and special patron activities at 10am.

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French Market District Tree Lighting frenchmarket.org November 16, 10:30am–6:30pm Washington Artillery Park, 700 Decatur Street; (504) 522-2621 Free and open to the public Start the season bright and early with the annual lighting of the 27-foot fleur-de-lis-topped tree across from Jackson Square. Enjoy 6 blocks of decorations throughout the French Market District, with special shopping offers, kids’ activities, strolling characters, a pedicab parade, holiday caroling, and festivities French Market style! Gingerbread House Building Competition buildnownola.com December 5, 6pm–9pm New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 Saint Claude Avenue (504) 324-3964 Adults $20, Children $10 Join Build Now, the St. Bernard Project, Make It Right, Project Homecoming, Project Home Again, and Habitat for Humanity for the 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Building Competition and celebrate the 250 families these nonprofits helped rebuild in 2013. Expect celebrity judges, prizes, and more. Drinks and food provided. Fun guaranteed. Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays Family Tea with Santa longuevue.com December 14, 1pm–3pm Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road; (504) 488-5488 Adults: Members $25, Non-Members $30; Children: Members $15, Non-Members $18 Join Santa at Longue Vue with caroling, crafts, and good cheer! Have photos taken with Santa. Toast the holidays with a complimentary glass of bubbly cheer, hot chocolate, cookies, sandwiches, and tea. Reservations are required and may be made online; seating is limited. Historic 19th-Century Holiday Decorations Exhibit hgghh.org December 2-January 6, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am–2pm (tours on the hour); Saturday, 12pm– 3pm (tours on the hour), Wednesday, group tours by appointment only

Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses, 820 St. Louis Street and 1132 Royal Street; (504) 274-0746 Adults: Non-Cooking Day $12, Cooking Day $15; Members: Free Learn how 19th-century families celebrated Christmas in New Orleans while exploring the Hermann-Grima and Gallier houses dressed in traditional holiday trimmings. Holiday Art Walk neworleansartsdistrict.com December 7, 6pm–9pm 300-600 Julia Street and 700-900 Camp Street; (504) 524-3936 Free and open to the public Take a stroll in the New Orleans Arts District. Enjoy over 20 galleries and museums featuring exciting new exhibitions on this Holiday Art Walk, many serving complimentary beverages. Holiday Arts Markets artscouncilofneworleans.org November 30, December 1, 20, 21, 10am–4pm Palmer Park, 2300 S. Carrollton Avenue; (504) 523-1465 Free and open to the public Join the Arts Market of New Orleans just in time for the holiday season. These holiday arts markets will include 140+ local artists, great food, live bands, and fun for the entire family! Great for unique holiday gift ideas for tourists and locals alike. Holiday Doll Tea Party bkhouse.org December 14, 1:30pm–3pm The Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden Museum, 1113 Chartres Street (504) 523-7257 $10 per person The Tea Party for Dolls is back for Christmas 2013! Enjoy tea and the Christmas season with some of Mrs. Keyes’ favorite dolls. Open to all ages; be sure to bring a favorite doll along! Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours hnoc.org December 6-29, Tuesday–Saturday, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm; Sunday, 11am, 2pm, 3pm The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal Street; (504) 523-4662 $5 per person

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Built in 1889 and restored in the 1940s, this two-story townhouse is filled with antiques and other objets d’art collected by THNOC’s founders. The residence is festively adorned with some of the couple’s original decorations, including a Christmas tree with vintage ornaments and family photos from 1956 through 1961. Holiday Home Tour patioplanters.org December 22, 1pm–4pm Creole Delicacies, 533 St. Ann Street or French Quarter Gem and Lapidary, 527 St. Philip Street; (504) 220-8300 Tickets start at $30 per person Savor the holiday spirit and tour French Quarter residences dressed for the season. This self-guided walking tour includes interesting architectural styles and home furnishings, as well as a variety of collections of Christmas decorations. All proceeds benefit the evening community event of Caroling in Jackson Square. Holiday Home Tour prcno.org December 14 and 15, 10am–4pm Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue; (504) 581-7032 $35 per person The 38th annual self-guided tour features seven distinctive Garden District homes, plus a bonus house, open for tour-goers to see in all their holiday glory. Enjoy a holiday boutique and a professionally catered café at the tour headquarters, Trinity Episcopal Church. Holiday Movies on the Mississippi canalstreetholiday.com December 6 and 13, 6:30pm Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza, 500 Port of New Orleans Place (504) 561-8927 Free and open to the public Please join the Downtown Development District and The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk for two weekends of free outdoor holiday movies. Enjoy hot chocolate, tasty treats, and the beautiful Mississippi River with family, friends, and neighbors. The first 50 families at each showing will receive free fleece blankets!

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Holiday on the Boulevard ashecac.org December 6, 10am–2pm; December 7, 10am–8pm; December 8, 1pm–8pm Ashé Cultural Arts Center; 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard (504) 569-9070 Free and open to the public Be there when Ashé Cultural Arts Center brings together a gumbo mix of jazz, R&B, hip hop, gospel, folk, reggae, spoken word, and dance. For the 14th consecutive year, the boulevard will be lit up, creating an amazing holiday festival and gift marketplace for the entire family -- warm, toasty, and indoors. Holiday Tea at Longue Vue House and Gardens longuevue.com December 7, 10, 12, 17, 21, 1:30pm–3:30pm Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road; (504) 488-5488 Members $30; Non-Members $35 Celebrate the season with a tea and tour at Longue Vue House and Gardens. Tour the house decked in twinkling lights and festive greenery, toast the holidays with a complimentary glass of champagne, enjoy seasonal sounds, and find the perfect gift at The Shop. These teas fill up early, so reserve seats today. Holidays at The Shops theshopsatcanalplace.com December 7, 14, 21, 1pm–4pm The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal Street; (504) 522-9200 Free and open to the public Each Saturday in December enjoy live holiday music in the atrium as well as complimentary wine and beer bars. Check off holiday shopping lists at great stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Brooks Brothers, Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, BCBGMAXAZRIA, and more! Jingle Bugs auduboninstitute.org December 14, 10am–4pm Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal Street (504) 861-2537 Non-Members: Adult $16.50, Senior [65 and over] $12, Child [2 -12] $13; Members: Free Celebrate the holidays with activities and treats for the entire family. Meet Santa Claus, join in a


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buggy reading of a holiday favorite, and sample buggy holiday treats. Visit the craft table to make your own holiday ornament. Also, face painting and holiday balloons available for the kids! The Joan of Arc Parade joanofarcparade.com January 6, Parade begins at 6pm For route details visit website (504) 251-5046 Free and open to the public This sixth annual walking parade held on Joan of Arc’s birthday, January 6, or Twelfth Night. The Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc will have members dressed in medieval clothing handing out thematic throws, accompanied by stiltwalkers, large-scale puppets, knights, and Joans of Arc on horseback honoring Joan of Arc’s story and French Quarter statue. Krewe of Jingle Parade canalstreetholiday.com December 7, 1pm For route details visit website (504) 561-8927 Free and open to the public New Orleans’ official holiday parade, the Krewe of Jingle, will once again delight locals and visitors with authentic parade floats, marching bands, stiltwalkers, Christmas characters, and many more magical surprises! Merriment on Magazine magazinestreet.com Throughout December, Opening Party November 30 Along Magazine Street (504) 342-4435 Free and open to the public In the month of December shops will have extended hours, holiday decorations, and host special sales and events to celebrate Merriment on Magazine Street. Kick off the month of events with a ‘‘Holiday Happy Hour’’ on Saturday, November 30th. Refreshments will be served. Please visit the website for full details on sales and special events. Miracle on Fulton Street harrahsneworleans.com November 26, Lighting Ceremony, 6pm; November 29-December 21, Friday and Saturday, 6pm–10pm Harrah’s New Orleans, 228 Poydras Street; (504) 533-6000 Free and open to the public

Happy Holidays! Come out to the Miracle on Fulton Street to take photos with Santa, see live reindeer, play in the ‘‘faux’’ falling snow, and experience much more! For more details on events and entertainment, please visit the website. Monte the Lion’s Children’s Holiday Party hotelmonteleone.com December 7, 10am and 2pm Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street; (504) 207-4157 Adults $58, Children $43 This holiday party is big on holiday fun, with lots of treats for kids and grown-ups, too! Take a picture with Santa, and meet merry Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, the trumpeters, and the elves. Monte the Lion will be on hand to entertain and give every child a souvenir Monte stuffed animal. Musical Legends Park and Cafe Beignet cafebeignet.com Throughout December Cafe Beignet, 311 Bourbon Street Free and open to the public Enjoy the family-friendly patio/park in the heart of the French Quarter. The Park, dedicated to the great musicians of the city - past and present, welcomes holiday shoppers and city visitors with a place of comfort and live music. On special dates there will be visits from Santa and local choirs. New Year’s Eve at The Riverview Room riverviewroom.com December 31, 9pm–1am The Riverview Room, 600 Decatur Street, 4th Floor (504) 525-3000, (888) 236-8260 $165 per person, inclusive Celebrate the New Year at the elegant Riverview Room! Reservations for this ‘‘Times Square of the South’’ celebration include: buffet dinner, premium open bar, champagne, music by the Top Cats, and great views of the midnight ball drop and fireworks. Seating sells out quickly; book now. Cocktail attire, black tie encouraged.

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New Year’s Eve Gala on the Steamboat Natchez steamboatnatchez.com December 31, 10pm–12:30am Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River; (504) 569-1401 Call for prices and reservations Midnight on the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River is unforgettable! Revel in delicious holiday foods, good friends, party favors, a popular dance band, and luscious libations. Enjoy the most unique view of New Orleans and the best seat in town for the community sponsored river launched fireworks. New Year’s Eve Kids’ Countdown lcm.org December 31, 9:30am–2:30pm (Museum closes at 3pm) Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia Street; (504) 266-2412 Members $5; Non-Members $10 Ring in the New Year with the whole family at the Museum’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration! Join in the festivities of the famous “Countdown to Noon” that culminates with a simultaneous confetti toss and a balloon release. Enjoy activities, live music, and the Count from Sesame Street! A NOLA New Year’s Eve crescentcitycountdown.com December 31, 10pm–12am Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square; (985) 630-4604 Free and open to the public Ring in 2014 “New Orleans Style” in the French Quarter with live local music leading up to the unique fleur-de-lis drop and midnight fireworks display over the Mississippi River. Simulcast live, the

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display is choreographed to soulful New Orleans music and heard in 38 states and on the worldwide web on MAGIC 101.9 FM, and WWL 870 AM & FM and WWL.com. Ogden After Hours ogdenmuseum.org Thursdays in December, 6pm–8pm Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp Street; (504) 539-9650 Adults $10; Children [under 5] Free Listen to various genres of music while touring the museum at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s music series, Ogden After Hours. Suitable for all ages, this event also features a children’s activity table. Food and drink for sale. Shop for holiday gifts in The Museum Store. Photography at NOMA noma.org November 10–January 19 (closed Mondays and Christmas day) New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle; (504) 658-4100 See website for admission details and holiday hours Photography at NOMA explores the Museum’s extensive 10,000-work photography collection and demonstrates New Orleans’ role in the history of photography. The exhibition will include 130 photographs spanning from the early 1840s to the present. Find special holiday gifts at the Museum store before heading into City Park for illuminated beauty at Celebration in the Oaks. Reindeer Run and Romp canalstreetholiday.com December 14, Registration 8am, Race starts at 9am Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza, 500 Port of New Orleans Place (504) 561-8927 $12 per person


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Calling all kids! The Downtown Development District and Entergy present the 4th annual holiday fun run for kids! Participants receive antlers, race t–shirts, and a bag of holiday goodies. After the race, “romp” around Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza and enjoy healthy activities, games, music, crafts, and more! Royal Sonesta Teddy Bear Tea sonesta.com December 14, 15, 20-23; Seatings at 11am and 2:30pm Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street; (504) 553-2328 Adults: Regular $58, Premium $68; Children: Regular $43, Premium $53 This favorite children’s tradition and winter wonderland features a cast of holiday characters, storytelling by Mrs. Claus, and a grand parade with the New Orleans Saintsations! Commemorative ornaments, pictures with Santa, and holiday libations also available for purchase. Unwrapped toys will be collected for Children’s Hospital patients at each seating.

Santa Visits Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant deanies.com December 6-8, 13-15, 5pm–10pm Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant, 841 Iberville Street; (504) 581-1316 Free and open to the public With its spectacular holiday window displays, each year Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant draws Santa and his elves to share treats with the children and pose for free pictures. Santa Visits Pat O’Brien’s patobriens.com Friday and Saturday Nights in December Pat O’Brien’s Bar and Courtyard Restaurant, 718 St Peter Street (504) 525-4823 Free and open to the public Get in the holiday spirit with Santa at a local favorite place to “Have Fun,” Pat O’Brien’s! The halls will be decked with holiday fun, so come join in for 1/2 price photos with Santa. Don’t forget to celebrate a local tradition, and party at Pat O’Brien’s on Christmas Night.

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School Choirs Perform at The Hotel Monteleone hotelmonteleone.com December 9-20 Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street; (504) 523-3341 Free and open to the public 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. For more details on times and schools, please visit the website. Shop Away in the Vieux Carré fqba.org November 16, 11am–6pm Maps and information available at Washington Artillery Park 700 Decatur Street; (504) 309-1423 Free and open to the public Skip the malls this year! Start holiday shopping in unique French Quarter shops and enjoy breaks in a truly New Orleans “food court.” Enjoy trunk shows, artist and author signings, holiday treats, special discounts, and much more. Complimentary pedicab rides to and from dedicated stops. Followed by the French Market Tree Lighting ceremony.

St. Louis Cathedral Annual Christmas Concert stlouiscathedral.org December 22, 5:30pm St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley; (504) 525-9585 Free and open to the public The St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica Concert Choir and Orchestra present their annual Christmas concert. For the December 22nd concert, the Cathedral Concert Choir, soloists, and orchestra will perform Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi’s Magnificat. This event is free and open to the public and is followed by Caroling in the Square, sponsored by Patio Planters. Concert lasts approximately one hour. St. Nicholas Day Fair frenchmarket.org December 7, 10am–4pm Dutch Alley between Dumaine and St. Phillip Streets; (504) 522-2621 Free and open to the public The annual St. Nicholas Day Fair gives kids and families a chance to enjoy the holidays in the historic French Market. Enjoy craft booths for kids, a petting zoo, miniature golf, a photo booth, plus plenty of

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holiday music—including a second-line with St. Nicholas himself! The Victory Belles Present Swingin’ Christmas stagedoorcanteen.org November 27-December 29 (selected dates) Showtimes vary The National WWII Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine Street; (504) 528-1943 Dinner Shows $60, Brunch Shows $55, Matinee Shows $40 Celebrate the season with The Victory Belles! This Andrews Sisters-style singing group brings their signature three-part harmony to favorites such as Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland, and more. Add spectacular dining by Chef John Besh and the American Sector restaurant for the ultimate experience. Group and New Year’s Eve packages available. Vieux Carré Children’s Tree fqfi.org December 11, 1pm 8th District Police Station, 334 Royal Street; (504) 522-5730 Free and open to KIPP McDonogh 15

The FQBA and French Quarter Festivals, Inc. share in the holiday fun as 1st grade students from KIPP McDonogh 15 decorate the neighborhood tree with handmade ornaments and enjoy singing along to popular Christmas carols with the North Pole’s favorites, The Singing Santas and The Riverwalk Jazz Band. Refreshments for schoolchildren are provided. Vieux Carré Children’s Wreaths fqfi.org December 12, 1pm New Orleans Fire Department Headquarters, 317 Decatur Street; (504) 522-5730 Free and open to KIPP McDonogh 15 The kindergarten students of KIPP McDonogh 15 and French Quarter Festivals, Inc. tour the New Orleans Fire Department fire truck and get a lesson in fire safety. The children decorate holiday wreaths with their own handmade ornaments. Enjoy singing along to popular Christmas carols with the North Pole’s favorites, The Singing Santas and The Riverwalk Jazz Band. Refreshments for schoolchildren are provided.

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Hotels throughout the city welcome you to Christmas New Orleans Style with discounted Papa Noël room rates and special offers. These discounts make it easier to spend more time enjoying the great food, music, and events of the season. Please note: Papa Noël rates are subject to availability and blackout dates.

Guide to Papa Noël amenities: (AS) Airport Shuttle; (CB) Continental Breakfast; (FI) Free Internet; (FP) Free Parking; (OR) On-site Restaurant; (PW) Pets Welcome

BED & BREAKFASTS 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter/New Orleans B&B bananacourtyard.com 1422 N. Rampart Street (504) 947-4475 / (800) 842-4748 Papa Noël rates from $99 Some dates are excluded CB, FI – This 1800’s bordello that catered to society’s elite now brings peace and joy to Papa Noël guests. Located steps away from the French Quarter and three minutes walking distance to Bourbon Street, this romantic B&B with courtyard awaits. Lagniappe “a little something extra”: INSIDER Eguides, free local phone calls, WiFi, soft drinks, bottled water, and continental breakfast. Easy walk to tourist attractions, with gated parking and public transport also available.

Canal Street Inn Bed and Breakfast canalstreetinn.com 3620 Canal Street (504) 483-3033 Papa Noël rates from $130 (excluding 12/29–1/1) CB, FI, FP – A New Orleans bed and breakfast like no other, the elegant Canal Street Inn, with original historic architecture, is located in the heart of Mid-City. The inn offers a full breakfast and is located on world-famous Canal Street, the original dividing line between the European and American sectors of the city. Located on the Canal Street streetcar line, which offers easy access to the French Quarter, Aquarium, City Park, and via transfer to the Garden District, Audubon Zoo, Mercedes Benz Superdome, and other attractions.

Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast avenueinnbb.com 4125 Saint Charles Avenue (504) 269-2640 / (800) 490-8542 Ask for the Papa Noël rate and get 10% off the current listed rate. Based upon availability, and some holiday and special event dates are excluded; please call ahead to confirm availability. CB, FI, FP – Nestled among the centuries-old oaks on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, this 1891 Queen Anne mansion offers turn-of-the-century charm to match its historic location. Guestrooms feature high ceilings, period and eclectic furnishings, private baths, voicemail, cable, A/C. Continental breakfast, parking, and internet also included.

Five Continents Bed and Breakfast fivecontinentsbnb.com/packages.html 1731 Esplanade Avenue (504) 324-8594 / (800) 997-4652 Papa Noël rates from 25% off and complimentary bottle of champagne. Advent packages available 12/1–12/23, some availability for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Twelfth Night. CB, FI, FP, PW – Five Continents Bed and Breakfast is an 1890’s Greek Revival Mansion within walking distance to the French Quarter. Two-room suites and a handicap-accessible cottage. Fireplaces, clawfoot tubs, off street parking, and hot gourmet breakfasts.

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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 www.bbnola.com/papanoel R Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast gvbb.com 2727 St. Charles Avenue (504) 895-1104 / (800) 977-0008 Papa Noël rates from 10% off based upon availability. Some holiday and special event dates are excluded. Use promo code PapaNoel13. CB, FI, FP – Come experience the Grand Victorian for the holidays! Guests are greeted by a 14-foot Christmas tree upon arrival. This bed and breakfast, built in the 1890s and lovingly restored to its former glory in the 1990s, is located in the Garden District on historic St. Charles Avenue. Each room has a full bath, thermostat, cable TV, and period furnishings. The streetcar stop is directly in front of the house and makes all local attractions easily accessible.

HOTELS Andrew Jackson Hotel, French Quarter Inns frenchquarterinns.com 919 Royal Street (504) 561-5881 / (800) 654-0224 Papa Noël rates from $99 (excluding 12/5–8 and 12/27–31). Ask for Papa Noël rate when calling hotel directly. CB, FI – Located in the heart of the French Quarter, steps from Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, the historic Andrew Jackson Hotel is the perfect holiday retreat with high-ceilinged guestrooms opening onto a lush picturesque 18th-century Creole courtyard or celebrated wroughtiron balconies overlooking elegant and iconic Royal Street. Relax and enjoy complimentary silver tray service with European deluxe continental breakfast delivered to the room each morning, then

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discover the myriad of neighborhood shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Astor Crowne Plaza astorneworleans.com 739 Canal Street (504) 962-0500 / (888) 696-4806 Papa Noël rates from $89. Please ask for code PNR when booking this rate. Some dates are excluded. OR – Visit the Astor for the holidays and enjoy AAA Four Diamond luxury at affordable pricing. The location is unsurpassed, within walking distance to all that is New Orleans, and home to Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Enjoy local school holiday choirs at noon in the lobby every Thursday and Friday throughout the holiday season. Services include 24 hour in-room dining and business center, concierge, and fitness center with roof-top pool. Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel stchristopherhotel.com 114 Magazine Street (504) 648-0444 / (800) 645-9312 Papa Noël rates from $69 based on availability and certain restrictions. Some dates are excluded. CB, FI, PW – The St. Christopher Hotel is located just steps away from the French Quarter. A boutique hotel with old New Orleans architecture, guestrooms feature original New Orleans artwork, brick exposed walls, and upgraded amenities including mini-refrigerators. The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, free internet access, and business center. Offero Lounge offers buy one get the 2nd half off.

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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 December 9th – December 20th • Check website for schedule.

Monte The Lion’s Children’s Holiday Party Saturday, December 7th • Seatings at 10:00am and 2:00pm $43/child; $58/adult Please Indicate if your Children are Under 2 Years Old When Booking.

Reveillon December 1-25, from 5:30 p.m. nightly. $58.00 for 4 courses. Call Criollo Restaurant to make a Reservation: 504-681-4444

214 Royal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130 504-523-3341 • 866-328-5866 • FAX 504-528-1019 reservations@hotelmonteleone.com • http://hotelmonteleone.com/holidays2013 *Papa Noel promotional rates from $119.00 weekdays and from $149.00 weekends. Promotional rate is based upon availability. Valid 12/1 – 12/30/13. Blackout dates apply.

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Bienville House Hotel bienvillehouse.com/papanoel 320 Decatur Street (504) 529-2345 / (800) 535-7836 Papa Noël rates from $89 weekdays and $119 weekends (discounts vary from 15% off) based upon availability CB, FI, OR, PW – European ambiance in the heart of the French Quarter, within walking distance to the finest dining, shopping, art galleries, and sightseeing. Courtyard, pool, complimentary continental breakfast, and wireless internet access available.

availability and blackouts. Additional restrictions may apply; contact hotel for details. CB, FI – This historic hotel is comprised of seven 19th century buildings, giving it a charming, boutique feel that artfully blends old world charm with modern comforts. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter hotel’s prime location on Magazine Street places guests close to many popular New Orleans activities and attractions, including Bourbon Street.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel bourbonorleans.com/hotel-offers 717 Orleans Street (504) 523-2222 / (800) 521-5338 Choose Papa Noël discounts starting at 15% off best available rates OR ask for the “Holidays in the City” package, which includes complimentary parking, daily breakfast for two, welcome beverage in Bourbon O! bar, complimentary in-room bottled water and coffee, and free WiFi. Some restrictions and blackout dates may apply. FI, OR – Set in the heart of the French Quarter, the newly restored Bourbon Orleans offers the elegance of a European boutique hotel with all the amenities sought by modern travelers. The central location means guests are never far from the best New Orleans has to offer, from upscale shopping and dining on Royal Street, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and all the nightlife in between.

Dauphine Orleans Hotel dauphineorleans.com 415 Dauphine Street (504) 586-1800 / (800) 521-7111 Papa Noël discount from 15% off based upon availability. Mention “Papa Noël” or enter promo code papanoel when booking online. (12/6–9 are excluded). CB, FI – The historic Dauphine Orleans Hotel, steps from Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, boasts quiet intimate surroundings featuring several beautiful courtyards, including a saltwater pool area. All rooms include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, welcome cocktail, and high speed internet access. Secure onsite parking is available.

Chateau Hotel chateauhotel.com 1001 Chartres Street (504) 524-9636 / (800) 828-1822 Papa Noël rates from $79 Sun–Thurs; $109 Fri–Sat (12/6–8 and 12/30–31 are excluded) CB, FI – Located in the heart of the French Quarter and steps from Frenchmen Street, the Chateau offers a home away from home. Rooms overlook pool and patio or the beautiful streets of the Quarter. Rates include continental breakfast delivered to guest’s room or served in the courtyard, morning paper, and high speed internet. Parking is available. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson countryinns.com/neworleansla 315 Magazine Street (504) 324-5400 Papa Noël rates from 15% off subject to

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Four Points By Sheraton French Quarter tinyurl.com/mlar6w2 541 Bourbon Street (504) 524-7611 / (800) 535-7891 Papa Noël rates from 10% off based upon availability. Discount includes complimentary parking (one vehicle per room, based on availability) or one complimentary breakfast valued at $20 inclusive of taxes (gratuity is not included). (Valid 12/1–12/26, excluding 12/6–9 and 12/11–14). FI, OR – The Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter was built on the site of one of the oldest French Opera Houses in the country and is conveniently located in the heart of the French Quarter. With the best balconies on Bourbon Street, romantic courtyard pool, The Puccini Bar, and outstanding Café Opera, the Four Points By Sheraton French Quarter is the place where holiday memories will be made.

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French Market Inn bit.ly/fmi-papanoel 501 Decatur Street 504-561-5621 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from 15% off (Offer Valid 12/1–29) FI – The French Market Inn is located within walking distance of Bourbon Street and approximately 15 miles from New Orleans International Airport. Hampton Inn & Suites – Convention Center neworleanshamptoninns.com 1201 Convention Center Boulevard (504) 566-9990 / (866) 311-1200 Papa Noël rates from $89 Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from City Park’s Celebration in the Oaks will be provided to Papa Noël guests based on availability CB, FI – The Hampton Inn and Suites Convention Center is located in the historic Arts and Warehouse District and within walking distance of the French Quarter, shopping, and restaurants. The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast, pool, and fitness center. All guest rooms feature complimentary wireless internet access, Cloud Nine bedding, microwaves, and refrigerators. Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown/French Quarter neworleanshamptoninns.com 226 Carondelet Street (504) 529-9990 / (800) 292-0653 Papa Noël rates from $89 excluding special events or conventions CB, FI – Located on the St. Charles streetcar line and steps away from famous restaurants and attractions in the French Quarter, the hotel offers the following complimentary amenities: hot breakfast, wireless high speed internet access, local phone calls, fitness center, and Manager’s Reception on Wednesday nights. Hampton Inn – Garden District neworleanshamptoninns.com 3626 St. Charles Avenue (504) 899-9990 / (800) 426-7866 Papa Noël rate is $129 based upon availability and excluding special events and citywide conventions CB, FI, FP – Located on the St. Charles streetcar line, Hampton Inn-Garden District is just minutes away from downtown, the French Quarter, the Warehouse District,

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Audubon Zoo, and Tulane and Loyola Universities. Complimentary services include: a hot continental breakfast, mini-refrigerator, microwave, on-site parking, WiFi, and an evening tea and cheese reception. Hilton Garden Inn – New Orleans Convention Center neworleansconventioncenter. gardeninn.com 1001 South Peters Street (504) 525-0044 / (877) 782-9444 Papa Noël rates from 15% off based upon availability (excluding 12/6-9 and 31). Ask for corporate rate code N9 when booking by phone. To book online, please see listing on FollowYourJoy.com. FI, OR – The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center hotel is located one block from the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, just a short walk to the Port of New Orleans, cruise ship terminals, and the vibrant, funky Arts and Warehouse district. Guestroom prices include complimentary wireless, weekday newspaper, and fitness and business centers. Hilton Garden Inn – New Orleans French Quarter/CBD bit.ly/hgi-papanoel 821 Gravier Street (504) 324-6000 / (877) 782-9444 Papa Noël Value Package: Free Parking ($28 value per night) FI, OR – Just steps away from the French Quarter and the finest restaurants in South Louisiana is the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD hotel. Enjoy breathtaking views of the CBD and Bourbon Street from the rooftop swimming pool deck. Guestroom prices include complimentary wireless, weekday newspaper, fitness and business centers. Hilton – New Orleans Riverside hiltonneworleansriverside.com 2 Poydras Street (504) 561-0500 / (800) 445-8667 Papa Noël rates from $99. Based on availability, blackout dates apply. OR – The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is located on the banks of the Mississippi, adjacent to Harrah’s Casino, and steps away from the French Quarter or the restaurants and galleries of the Arts and Warehouse District.

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Home to Drago’s Seafood Restaurant and its famous “Charbroiled Oysters.” Take advantage of the 90,000-square foot Health Club by Hilton or “grab & go” a snack from the Crescent City Marketplace. Hilton New Orleans – St. Charles Avenue hhstcharles.com 333 St. Charles Avenue (504) 524-8890 / (888) 490-6547 Papa Noël rates from 15% off (excluding 12/6–9 and 12/31) based upon availability OR, PW – The historic Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue is the perfect location for a Papa Noël visit. Just two blocks from the French Quarter and three blocks from Bourbon Street, this elegant and historic hotel is convenient to everything this great city has to offer. Located on St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. Holiday Inn Downtown – Superdome hi-neworleans.com 330 Loyola Avenue (504) 581-1600 / (800) 535-7830 Papa Noël rates from $79 (excluding special events and conventions) and includes free parking (value $26.00 a day) FI, OR – The Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome is situated two blocks from the Superdome and three blocks from the French Quarter, approximately 15 miles from Louis Armstrong International Airport. Guests will enjoy complimentary wireless internet, fitness center access, and a 24-hour business center. Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District neworleansindie.com 2203 St. Charles Avenue (504) 522-3650 / (877) 846-3446 Papa Noël rates from $109 (excluding 12/6–9 and 12/31). Use Group Code P13 when booking. Other blackout dates and restrictions may apply. FI, OR, PW – Step outside the Hotel Indigo’s front door to take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar to the French Quarter, Tulane or Loyola Universities, Audubon Zoo, or the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Shopping along Magazine Street is just a few blocks away, or stay inside and imbibe in the hotel’s own Babin’s Bar & Bistro. Just steps from the hotel, experience wonderful architecture and gardens.

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Hotel Mazarin hotelmazarin.com 730 Bienville Street (504) 581-7300 / (800) 535-9111 Not available 12/5–9. Choose Papa Noël discount of 15% off best available rates OR ask for the “Holidays in the City” package, which includes complimentary parking, daily breakfast for two, welcome beverage, complimentary in-room bottled water and coffee, and free WiFi. Offer based on availability. Other blackout dates and restrictions may apply. CB, FI – Hotel Mazarin features 102 brilliant and spacious rooms and the French Quarter’s most elegant courtyard with a European-style fountain as its centerpiece. Guestrooms are thoughtfully appointed to cater to the modern traveler while preserving New Orleans’ signature charm. All rooms include: complimentary breakfast daily; free wireless internet; in-room safe, beverage cooler, coffee, bottled water; newspaper; fitness center; business center. The Hotel Modern New Orleans thehotelmodern.com 936 St. Charles Avenue (504) 962-0900 / (800) 684-9525 Papa Noël rates from $79 and complimentary “welcome holiday cocktail” FI, OR, PW – The Hotel Modern New Orleans welcomes Papa Noël guests. Located in New Orleans’ vibrant Arts and Warehouse District, the hotel features 135 newly renovated rooms, comfortably designed to combine old world charm with new world vitality. With signature home-away-fromhome sensibility, guests are welcomed with complimentary drinks in the lobby and escorted to room by a hotel greeter. Hotel Monteleone hotelmonteleone.com/papanoel 214 Royal Street (504) 523-3341 / (800) 535-9595 Papa Noël rates from 15% off based upon availability OR, PW – Nestled amongst art galleries, boutique shopping, and fine restaurants in the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone is revered as New Orleans’ Grand Dame. Spa Aria, rooftop pool, fitness center, Criollo Restaurant & Lounge, and the famous Carousel Bar await. Christmas characters and Monte the Lion frequent during the holiday season. Live entertainment nightly.

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Celebrate The Holidays at Windsor Court The Grill Room Thanksgiving Day Prix Fixe brunch & dinner Seatings from 11 AM - 8 PM

Reveillon Dinners Nightly, December 1 - 30 (Excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

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Hotel Provincial hotelprovincial.com 1024 Chartres Street (504) 581-4995 / (888) 594-5272 Papa Noël rates from $99 based upon availability CB, FI, OR – 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 today’s modern conveniences. The hotel features spacious guestrooms with 19th century award-winning architecture. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed wireless internet access in each guestroom and all public spaces. Hotel St. Marie bit.ly/hsm-papanoel 827 Toulouse Street (504) 561-8951 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from 15% off (Offer Valid 12/1-29) FI, OR – The Hotel St. Marie indulges guests with modern amenities combined with classic French Quarter atmosphere. Many guest rooms feature balconies overlooking either French Quarter streets or a tropical courtyard and pool. Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center hyattplaceneworleansconventioncenter.com 881 Convention Center Boulevard (504) 524-1881 Papa Noël rates from $94 CB, FI, OR, PW – An eight-story boutique hotel, in the heart of the Arts and Warehouse District, adjacent to the Ernest Morial Convention Center and a short walk to the French Quarter and dozens of world famous restaurants/entertainment venues. Papa Noël guests will enjoy complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet breakfast and WiFi. La Quinta Inn and Suites Downtown lq.com 301 Camp Street (504) 598-9977 / (800) 753-3757 Papa Noël rates from 15% off. Excluding city-wide events and some dates. Call or book online at lq.com and use the corp ID code “PAPAN9”. An Elite welcome amenity will be provided upon check in to all who book using the Papa Noël discount.

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CB, FI, PW – In the heart of the Central Business District and steps from the vibrant French Quarter, step outside the New Orleans La Quinta and let the good times roll! Stylish ambiance will create the right mood for a night on the town famous for old world charm and exhilarating mystique. Crisp and contemporary rooms are stuffed with thoughtful amenities, including free WiFi and flat-panel TVs. Other amenities include: fitness center, rooftop pool, and free breakfast with all-you-can-drink coffee. Lafayette Hotel bit.ly/laf-papanoel 600 St. Charles Avenue (504) 524-4441 / (800) 733-4754 Papa Noël rates from 15% off (Offer Valid 12/1–29) OR, PW – Located on fashionable St. Charles Avenue is the Lafayette Hotel. A 1916 historic landmark, this luxury hotel has been restored to its former splendor. Le Pavillon Hotel lepavillon.com 833 Poydras Street (504) 581-3111 / (800) 535-9095 Papa Noël rates from 20% off (excluding 12/5–9, 14, 12/29–31) FI, OR – Historic, completely restored full service grand hotel in the heart of New Orleans, only steps away from the French Quarter. Amenities include rooftop pool, fitness center, in-room high-speed internet, function space, restaurant, lounge, and nightly peanut butter and jelly sandwiches served with hot chocolate or ice-cold milk in the lobby. Le Richelieu in the French Quarter lerichelieuhotel.com 1234 Chartres Street (504) 529-2492 / (800) 535-9653 Papa Noël rates from $99 FI, OR – Le Richelieu, a small, intimate hotel in the French Quarter, was created to capture the essence of New Orleans. Casual elegance in a charming historic city. Amenities include free wireless internet, secured parking on premises for a fee (one car per room), saltwater pool, and all non-smoking rooms.

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Loews New Orleans Hotel loewsneworleanshotel.com 300 Poydras Street (504) 595-3300 / (800) 235-6397 Papa Noël rates from 20% off best rate, plus free WiFi OR, PW – Located just steps from the best that New Orleans has to offer, the AAA Four-Diamond pet-friendly Loews New Orleans Hotel features the largest guest rooms in the city. Each 532-square foot Grand Guestroom has magnificent views of the Mississippi River or the New Orleans skyline. Located lobby level is the awardwinning Cafe Adelaide and Swizzle Stick Bar, by the Commander’s Palace Family of Restaurants. Also, within the hotel is Balance Spa and Fitness, with complimentary fitness center, lap pool, whirlpool, and dry sauna. A full menu of services is available. The famous restaurants and jazz clubs of the historic French Quarter are a short distance from the hotel’s front door. Loews loves pets! Maison Dupuy Hotel maisondupuy.com 1001 Toulouse Street (504) 586-8000 / (800) 535-9177 Papa Noël rates from $99 (from $149 Fri and Sat) FI, OR, PW – The 200-room boutique Maison Dupuy Hotel is located in the heart of the historic French Quarter and boasts one of the largest, outdoor courtyards complete with Italian fountain and heated swimming pool. A restaurant, business center, and Grab and Geaux convenience store round out the hotel’s amenities. Maison St. Charles Quality Inn & Suites maisonstcharles.com 1319 St. Charles Avenue (504) 522-0187 / (800) 831-1783 Nightly rate of $59 ($69 Fri and Sat) based on availability. Some restrictions and blackout dates apply. CB, PW – Located in the beautiful Garden District, this AAA Three-Diamond Quality Inn & Suites is located on the St. Charles streetcar line and approximately one mile from the French Quarter.

Omni Royal Orleans omniroyalorleans.com 621 St. Louis Street (504) 529-5333 / (800) 578-0500 Papa Noël rates from $119 ($139 Fri and Sat) OR, PW – The Omni Royal Orleans offers graceful elegance in a New Orleans French Quarter hotel. Located on the most fashionable corner, St. Louis at Royal, the hotel is just steps away from the excitement of Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, art galleries, and world-famous restaurants, cafes, and bistros. The Omni Royal Orleans has received the AAA Four-Diamond luxury award for the past 27 years. Place d’Armes Hotel bit.ly/pla-papanoel 625 St. Ann Street (504) 524-4531 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from 15% off (Offer Valid 12/1–29) CB, FI – The Place d’Armes Hotel sits in the heart of the French Quarter, just steps from Jackson Square. Beautifully restored 18th and 19th century buildings surround the lush tropical courtyards and sparkling swimming pool. Valet parking, free high speed internet, and concierge services available. Complimentary continental breakfast served daily. Prince Conti Hotel bit.ly/pc-papanoel 830 Conti Street (504) 529-4172 / (800) 366-2743 Papa Noël rates from 15% off (Offer Valid 12/1–29) CB, FI, OR – The Prince Conti Hotel offers French Quarter charm just steps from Bourbon Street. The Bombay Club is open evenings with Nouveau Creole cuisine and over 100 different Martini versions. Valet Parking and free high speed internet are available. The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans ritzcarlton.com/neworleans 921 Canal Street (504) 524-1331 / (800) 241-3333 Papa Noël rates from $199. Offer includes two complimentary welcome drinks and discounted parking ($29). OR, PW – 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. Voted #1

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hotel spa in the U.S. and Canada in Travel+Leisure’s 2011 World’s Best Awards, the Ritz-Carlton’s 25,000-square foot day spa is like no other in New Orleans.

Ideally situated for leisure and business travelers, the Royal St. Charles invites guests to enjoy a relaxing stay on their next visit to New Orleans.

Roosevelt Hotel therooseveltneworleans.com 123 Baronne Street (504) 648-1200 / (800) 925-3673 Papa Noël rates from $199 OR, PW – From legendary past to modern-day luxury and extraordinary accommodations, the Roosevelt is where memories begin. Papa Noël guests will experience a spectacular display of the Roosevelt Wonderland holiday decorations, as remarkable as the historic property itself. The block-long holiday delight, an attraction to locals and visitors alike, has been a New Orleans tradition since the 1930s. The hotel is conveniently located one block from the French Quarter. Guests can dine at one of three restaurants or enjoy cocktails at the legendary Sazerac bar.

The Saint Hotel thesainthotelneworleans.com 931 Canal Street (504) 522-5400 / (888) 590-7878 Papa Noël rates from $129 (excluding 12/5–9 and 12/31). Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply. FI, OR – The Saint provides a tech-savvy experience for its guests, who will be immersed in an environment of timeless and breathtaking design; the hotel offers the ultimate in modern conveniences while celebrating the rich history of New Orleans.

Royal Sonesta Hotel royalsonestano.com 300 Bourbon Street (504) 586-0300 / (800) 766-3782 Papa Noël rates from $149 based on availability and may be higher on weekends or during periods of high occupancy. Use Promo code PAPA when you book (online or by phone). AS, FI, OR, PW – An authentic New Orleans experience awaits guests at this AAA Four-Diamond luxury hotel located in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Within the hotel is PJ’s Coffee Café serving locally roasted coffee and light fare. The historic Desire Oyster Bar features fresh seafood and traditional Louisiana recipes. Enjoy live jazz in Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse and experience modern Cajun and Creole cuisine at Restaurant R’evolution. Royal St. Charles Hotel royalstcharles.com 135 St. Charles Avenue (504) 587-3700 Papa Noël rates from $69 Royal St. Charles Hotel is located on the streetcar line, one block from the French Quarter, and so much more! The hotel is a boutique property with 143 newly renovated guestrooms and offers all of the modern amenities important to today’s travelers.

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Sheraton New Orleans Hotel sheratonneworleans.com 500 Canal Street (504) 525-2500 / (888) 627-7033 30% discount Sun-Thurs and 15% discount Fri-Sat (excluding 12/6-9, 17, 28, 31) OR, PW – On historic Canal Street adjacent to the French Quarter, and fresh from a $50M total renovation, the hotel provides easy access to all of the traditional holiday festivities. World-class shopping, famed dining, and bubbling nightlife are steps away and, after a day of seasonal celebrations, guests can climb into a cozy Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed for sweet dreams of sugarplums. StayBridge Suites New Orleans bit.ly/sbs-papanoel 501 Tchoupitoulas Street (504) 571-1818 / (800) 238-8000 Papa Noël rates up to 25% off based upon availability. Please use rate code: ILGNN. FI, PW – The newly renovated StayBridge Suites provides guests with complimentary breakfast, social receptions Tues-Thurs, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and fitness center. Located downtown, one block from Harrah’s Casino, three blocks from Convention Center, walking distance to French Quarter, Superdome, New Orleans Arena, WWII Museum, Aquarium, and shopping.

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W New Orleans wneworleans.com/specialoffers 333 Poydras Street (504) 525-9444 / (800) 448-4927 Papa Noël rates from 30% off Sun– Thurs, from 15% off Fri–Sat. Based upon availability. Blackout dates apply. OR, PW – Located five minutes from the French Quarter, the W New Orleans is close to high-end shopping, Harrah’s Casino, and the Warehouse District. Indulge with cocktails and dancing at lounge impresario Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Blue, or fall under the spell of flavor at foodie’s delight Zoë where Louisiana comfort food meets contemporary cuisine. The W offers stylishly comfortable rooms, posh suites, fluffy beds wrapped in 350-thread-count sheets, and down duvets. Lather up with spa-style Bliss bath amenities made exclusively for W Hotels. The Westin New Orleans Canal Place westinneworleanscanalplace.com 100 Iberville Street (888) 627-8180 Papa Noël rates from $99, includes upgrade to a deluxe river view room and complimentary internet access. Some dates are excluded. FI, OR, PW – Adjacent to the historic French Quarter with sweeping views of the beautiful Mississippi River, the AAA Four-Diamond Westin New Orleans Canal Place is the perfect downtown hotel to savor the Big Easy’s zest for living. Just steps from Jackson Square, the luxurious Shops at Canal Place, Harrah’s Casino, museums, art galleries, and dining, enjoy comfort and service from a French Quarter hotel that feels right at home. Windsor Court Hotel windsorcourthotel.com 300 Gravier Street (504) 523-6000 / (800) 403-4945 Papa Noël discount 20% off Sun–Thurs and 10% off Fri–Sat. Restrictions and blackout dates apply. OR, PW – Located in the Central Business District just two blocks walking distance from the French Quarter, Mississippi River, and Arts and Warehouse District, the AAA Four Diamond/Mobil Four Star Windsor Court Hotel is the most lauded hotel in New Orleans. This

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almost all-suite luxury hotel, recently renovated, boasts stunning views of the Mississippi River and city skyline, an award-winning restaurant, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a brand-new spa, and signature personal service. Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter wyndhamfrenchquarter.com 124 Royal Street (504) 529-7211 Rates from $69 Sun–Thurs and $89 Fri–Sat. Based on availability. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply, including but not limited to 12/5–9. FI, OR, PW – The Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter is the only hotel with a heated indoor pool in the French Quarter. Papa Noël guests can enjoy a refreshing plunge or get the blood pumping at the adjoining fitness center. Unique shops, delightful boutiques, and numerous restaurants are steps away. Guests can unwind on the hotel’s sundeck after exploring the historic, charming French Quarter. Wyndham Riverfront Hotel theriverfronthotel.com 701 Convention Center Boulevard (504) 524-8200 Choose Papa Noël discount of 15% off best available rates OR ask for the “Holidays in the City” package, which includes complimentary parking, daily breakfast for two, welcome beverage, complimentary in-room bottled water and coffee, and free WiFi. Not available 12/5–9. FI, OR – Enjoy the best of the past and present in a single location at the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans hotel. Only steps away from top attractions in the Big Easy, this hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans pairs historic features like original exposed brick and plantation shutters with modern touches.

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REVEILLON AT NEW ORLEANS FINEST RESTAURANTS 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—Antoine’s, 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!

Reveillon menus are categorized in two ways:

Reveillon Traditional A rich, special occasion menu created in the style of, and inspired by, the tastes of the original Creoles.

Reveillon Contemporary A rich, special occasion menu utilizing preparation techniques and products of the modern day not necessarily available to the original Creoles. 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; (CER) Open Christmas Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (CD) Open Christmas Day; (CDR) Open Christmas Day with Reveillon Dinner; (NYE) Open New Year’s Eve; (NYER) Open New Year’s Eve with Reveillon Dinner; (NYD) Open New Year’s Day; (NYDR) Open New Year’s Day with Reveillon Dinner.

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REVEILLON MENUS AT NEW ORLEANS FINEST RESTAURANTS

5 Fifty 5 — $60

Albertine’s Tea Room — $45

CONTEMPORARY

TRADITIONAL

bit.ly/5fifty5Reveillon 555 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 553-5638 CER CD NYE NYD

thecolumns.com 3811 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-9308 CER CDR NYE NYD

FIRST COURSE

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• New Orleans BBQ Shrimp SECOND COURSE

• Oyster Stew • Duck Gumbo with Rice

• Duck Consommé & Confit Dumplings

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

THIRD COURSE

• Salad of Mixed Greens, Red Onion, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette • Frisée with Diced Beets, Blue Cheese & Molasses Vinagrette

• Winter Roasted Beet & Pear Salad, Roquefort Cheese FOURTH COURSE

• Lamb Loin Double Chop, Fontina Grits, Lacinato Kale & Alligator Sausage FIFTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Warm Local Rice Pudding • Pecan-Caramel Ice Cream LAGNIAPPE

• Winter-Mulled Wine

7 on Fulton — $60 CONTEMPORARY

7onfulton.com 700 Fulton Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-7555 CER CD NYER NYD FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Turtle Soup au Sherry • Cornmeal Crusted Oysters on a Sweet Potato Nest with Creole Mustard Cream • Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque with Hazelnut Crème SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Spinach & Cane Salad with Candied Pecans, Maytag Bleu, Sweet Onions, Local Cane Syrup Vin • Shrimp & Crab Artichoke Bottoms with Parmesan Hollandaise THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Pork Osso Bucco with Garlic Roasted Yukon Potatoes & Vegetable Garnish • Herb Cured Duck Breast, Braised Cabbage with Pears, Vidalia Onions & Vanilla Essence • Filet of Beef, Roasted Cauliflower, Worcestershire Demi-Glace • Gulf Fish, Fennel, Onion & Tomato Ragoût, Truffled Risotto FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Profiteroles with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Crème Anglaise • Creole Cream Cheese Crêpe with Sauce Suzette • Chocolate Torte with Pomegranate Coulis

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THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Pecan Encrusted Fish with Orange Beurre Blanc, Shrimp & Mirliton Dressing • Filet Oscar with Louisiana Lump Crabmeat & Bearnaise with Celery Root, Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Pavé • Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Roasted Corn, Asparagus, Shrimp Relish & Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce • Veal Osso Bucco with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Chocolate Ganache Tart with Raspberry Reduction • Ginger Crème Brûlée

The American Sector — $45 CONTEMPORARY

nationalww2museum.org/american-sector/ 945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 528-1940 CER NYER NYDR FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oxtail Daube Glace with Fresh Horseradish, Potato Gaufrette • Shrimp Rémoulade with Yard Egg, Sweet Potato, House Pickles, Local Greens SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oyster Stew with Pesto Rubbed Crostini • Blue Crab & Roasted Apple Bisque with Spiced Pistachios THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Slow Roasted Charolais Rib-Eye with Gulf Oyster Dressing & Spinach Madeline • Chestnut Crusted Speckled Trout, Blue Crabmeat Fennel Salad & Satsuma Hollandaise • Roasted Duck Breast, Duck Sausage Stuffed Tuscan Kale, Apple Quince Marmalade FOURTH COURSE

• Pere Roux Cake with Brown Butter Caramel

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


Christmas New Orleans Style

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Andrea’s Restaurant — $45–$90 TRADITIONAL

andreasrestaurant.com 3100 19th Street Metairie, LA 70002 (504) 834-8583 CE CD NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Vitello Tonnato SECOND COURSE

• Tortellone All’Anitra THIRD COURSE

• Tomato Mozzarella Caprese FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Bistecca Fiorntina • Capriolo Valdostana • Roast Pheasant Tuscany with Dry Vermouth, Pancetta, Prosciutto, Sage & served with a Demi-Glace • Coniglio Al Ischiatomo - Fresh Tender Rabbit roasted with White Wine & Rosemary & served with Polenta FIFTH COURSE

• Chestnut Cake served with WalnutHazelnut Liqueur Sauce & Espresso or Cappuccino

Antoine’s — $49 TRADITIONAL

antoines.com 713 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 581-4422 CE NYE

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Gulf Fish Court-Bouillon with Gulf Shrimp & Oysters over Louisiana Popcorn Rice • Roasted Duck Breast with White Bean Cassoulet • Pan Seared Pork Chop with Rosemary Jus & Louisiana Oyster Dressing FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Bûche de Noël • Cherry Clafoutis

Besh Steak — $65 CONTEMPORARY

bit.ly/BeshSteakReveillon 512 S. Peters Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 533-6111 CER CDR NYER NYDR FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Roasted Chestnut Raviolo & Brown Butter • Turtle Soup SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oyster Meunière, Pickled Onion, Spinach Salad • Pumpkin Gnocchi, Spiced Pepitas THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Trout Amandine, Citrus Crab, Brown Butter • Oyster Stuffed ‘’Blade’’ Steak, Spinach Madeline • Pork Red Bean Cassoulet, Pork Belly, Sausage, Crisp Pig Tail FOURTH COURSE

• Gary’s Chocolate Cheesecake

Bistreaux — $45 CONTEMPORARY

• Noël Salad

maisondupuy.com/dining.html 1001 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 522-8800 CE NYE NYD

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

FIRST COURSE

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Louisiana Shrimp au Gratin • Alligator Bisque SECOND COURSE

• Andouille Stuffed Pork Tenderloin atop Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Champagne Reduction Sauce • Chicken Rochambeau

• Chevre & Mushroom Bisque with Candied Shiitake SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

Arnaud’s Restaurant — $45

• Charred Salmon Brushed with Sweet Soy over Frisée with Toasted Hazelnuts & Citrus Vinaigrette • Duck Leg and Tomato Confit over Baby Arugula, shaved Fennel, Champagne Vinaigrette, Lemon Candy

TRADITIONAL

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

arnaudsrestaurant.com 813 Bienville Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 523-5433 CE NYE NYD

• Pan Seared Redfish with Crawfish and Lump Crab Ragoût, served over Vegetables • Bourbon Roasted Chicken Thigh Stuffed with Boudin over Braised Greens with Brown Gravy • Braised Beef Short Rib Topped with Truffled Potato Brûlée, English Peas and Shaved Asiago

FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Eggnog Bread Pudding • Peach Melba

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Chilled Citrus-Butter Poached Gulf Shrimp with Rémoulade Sauce & Deviled Eggs • Crawfish Cake Served with Hot Mustard Cream, Cilantro & Braised Bok Choy SECOND COURSE

• Creole Onion Soup en Croûte

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FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Chocolate Silk with a Macadamia Nut Crust • Bread Pudding with Chocolate, Banana & Brandy

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


Christmas New Orleans Style

Bistreaux at the Bank — $55 TRADITIONAL

bit.ly/BistreauxattheBankReveillon 610 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 212-5656 CER NYER FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Gumbo Z’Herbes • Jambalaya Calas Cakes with Jezebel Sauce SECOND COURSE

• Butterhead Lettuce, Grilled Asparagus, Marinated Artichokes, Avocado & Green Goddess Dressing THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Andouille Encrusted Gulf Fish, Kumquat Chutney, Alsatian Potato Salad & Roasted Haricot Verts • Filet of Beef with Lobster Thermidor served with a Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Hash • Shrimp & Grits Two Ways FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

FIRST COURSE

• Louisiana Shrimp Rémoulade, Radish & Quail Egg SECOND COURSE

• Oyster Stew, Vermouth, Chives & Spiced Oyster Crackers THIRD COURSE

• Braised Veal Breast Oscar, Jumbo Lump Crab, Béarnaise & Asparagus FOURTH COURSE

• Dark Chocolate Ganache, Marcona Almond & Pedro Ximénez Sherry

Bourbon House Seafood and Oyster Bar — $60 CONTEMPORARY

bourbonhouse.com 144 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 522-0111 CE NYE NYD

• Pineapple Bread Pudding • Carmel Cup Custard & Russian Cake Napoleon • Chocolate Pâté with Toffee Crust, Mango Sorbet & Raspberry Coulis

FIRST COURSE

Bombay Club — $46–$50

• Seared Jumbo Scallop Fondue with Leeks, Shallots, Gruyère

CONTEMPORARY

thebombayclub.com 830 Conti Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 586-0972 CER CDR NYE NYD FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Roasted Garlic Soup Garnished with • Pistou & Tomato Oil • Warm Crawfish & Creole Cream Cheese Strudel with Tomato Aioli SECOND COURSE

• Wedge Salad with Smoked Bacon, Chopped Egg, Red Onion & Stilton Dressing THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Blackened Pork Chop with Sweet PotatoCorn Hash & Béarnaise • Fresh Herb & Orange Roasted Cornish Hen with Oyster & Leek Dressing, Haricot Verts & Pan Sauce • Grilled Redfish with Creamed Fingerling Potato-Crab Broth & Fried Crab Wonton FOURTH COURSE

• English Toffee Bread Pudding Topped with White Chocolate Sauce LAGNIAPPE

• Eggnog Noël

Borgne — $55 TRADITIONAL

borgnerestaurant.com 601 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 613-3860 CER CDR NYER NYDR

• Hot Toddy-Poached Pear over Frisée with Asher Bleu Cheese, Lardons, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette & Candied Pecans SECOND COURSE

THIRD COURSE

• Yellowfin Tuna with seared Foie Gras, Balsamic Onions, Root Vegetable Hash, Black Cherries & Burgundy Butter Sauce FOURTH COURSE

• Louisiana Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Molten Eggnog Center & Bourbon Gelato

Brigtsen’s Restaurant — $48 TRADITIONAL

brigtsens.com 723 Dante Street New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 861-7610 NYE FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oyster Chowder with Bacon & Fennel • Filé Gumbo with Chicken & Andouille Sausage SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Organic Lettuces with Satsumas, Spiced Pecans, Feta, Croutons, Pickled Red Onion, Cane Vinegar Dressing • Sea Scallops with Acorn Squash Purée & Louisiana Citrus Marmalade THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Roast Duck with Dirty Rice, Tart Dried Cherry Sauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes • Poisson Farci aux Champignons FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline Sauce • Eggnog Crème Brûlée

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Broussard’s — $45

Café Degas — $42

TRADITIONAL

TRADITIONAL

broussards.com 819 Conti Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 581-3866 CER CDR NYER NYDR

cafedegas.com 3127 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 945-5635 NYE NYDR

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

FIRST COURSE

• Spicy Greens and Oven Roasted Tomato, Roasted Pecan Balsamic Glazed Portobello & Champagne Vinaigrette • Buttery Mâche & Frisée, Crispy Andouille, Mirliton Julienne, Honey Pine Nuts & Balsamic Vinaigrette

• Fried Oyster and Celeriac Slaw in Spicy Rémoulade with Tomatoes & Greens

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

THIRD COURSE

• Louisiana Rabbit Rillettes, Marsala Fig Marmalade & Strawberry Balsamic Jam • Marinated Portuguese Sardine with Apple & Celery Root Salad

• Pan Seared Rack of Lamb au Jus with a Ratatouille

ENTREMETS

LAGNIAPPE

• Coconut Bavarian & Bordeaux Granite

• Glass of Ruby Port with Dessert

SECOND COURSE

• Seared Crawfish Ravioli with Spinach & Brandy Mushroom Duxelles with a Lemon Beurre Blanc

FOURTH COURSE

• Chocolate Pot de Crème

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oven Baked Half Pheasant with Mushroom Risotto & Mirliton Ragoût • Gulf Redfish Gratinée with Horseradish Fingerling Potato & Cumin-Glazed Baby Carrots FOURTH COURSE

• Granny Smith Apple Strudel with Orange Liqueur Crème Anglaise

Cibugnu — $50–$75

Café Adelaide — $55

CONTEMPORARY

CONTEMPORARY

cibugnu.com 709 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70087 (504) 558-8990 CER CDR NYER NYDR

cafeadelaide.com 300 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 595-3305 CER CD NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Soups 1-1-1: Turtle Soup au Sherry; Duck & Shiitake Mushroom Gumbo; Roasted Butternut Squash, Chaurice & Gulf Shrimp Bisque SECOND COURSE

• Smoked Meyer Lemon Marinated Blue Crab Salad THIRD COURSE

• South Louisiana Bouillabaisse, Oyster & Leek Stuffed Flounder, Blue Crab Grits, Charred Creole Tomato, Citrus & Shellfish Nage, Smoked Shrimp-Brioche Crouton, Sugarcane-Cured Fennel, Rouille

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Squid Ink Arancini with Scallop Ragu & Saffron Besciamella • Lemon Fish Carpaccio with Caper, Olive & Pine Nut Pesto • Porcini Mushroom Sausage with Kale & Crispy Prosciutto Salad second COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Spaghetti Foie Gras Carbonara with Quail Egg • Cinque Buchi with Frutti di Mare Ball • Chestnut Ravioli with Speck & Mascarpone Sauce THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• The Ella Brennan Cocktail

• Half Lobster with Lobster Prosecco Risotto • Lamb Agrodolce with Pecorino, Thyme & Rosemary Polenta • Quail Mattone with Cazzilli

FOURTH COURSE

FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Braised Beef Short Rib, Foie Gras Risotto, Pickled Exotic Mushrooms, Pea Shoots & Strawberry-Balsamic Lacquer

• Iris • Panna Cotta with Amarena Cherry & Panettone Crostini • Chestnut Almond Tart with Sicilian Chestnut Honey

LE COUPE DE MILIEU

FIFTH COURSE

• Bourbon Carrot Cake, Creole Cream Cheese Mousse, Molasses-Pecan Tuile & Gingered Kumquat Compote

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LAGNIAPPE

• Eggnog Gelato

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


Christmas New Orleans Style

Commander’s Palace — $90 CONTEMPORARY

commanderspalace.com 1403 Washington Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 899-8221 CER NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Smoked Pompano & Caviar Canapé SECOND COURSE

• Creole Ham, Brie, Parsnip & Honey Roasted Pear Puréed Soup THIRD COURSE

Crescent City Brewhouse — $45 TRADITIONAL

crescentcitybrewhouse.com 527 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-0571 CER NYE FIRST COURSE

• Seafood Andouille Gumbo SECOND COURSE

• Baked Oysters 3 Ways

• Panéed Gulf Flounder, Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, Winter Tomatoes, Garlic Grilled Kale and Lemony Champagne Butter

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

LE COUPE DE MILIEU

FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• The Mr. Bingle Cocktail

• Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce • Chocolate Pecan Pie • Crème Brûlée

FOURTH COURSE

• Deep Dish Rabbit & Foie Gras Pot Pie: A Savory Duck Fat Pie Dough Over-Stuffed with Slow Roasted Rabbit, Winter Mushrooms, Black Truffles & Rabbit Fricassee FIFTH COURSE

• Louisiana Game Bird Cassoulet: Hickory Grilled Quail, Squab, Pheasant, Goose, Duck, & Tarragon Sausage Stewed Down into French Braised White Beans with Winter Root Vegetables & Foie Gras Gremolata Crust SIXTH COURSE

• Fig & White Chocolate Linzertorte with Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Court Of Two Sisters Restaurant — $45 TRADITIONAL

courtoftwosisters.com 613 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-7261 CER NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Turtle Soup au Sherry SECOND COURSE

• Crab Cakes With Creole Mustard Vinaigrette THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Roasted Half Duck with Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread, Roasted Asparagus & Cane Syrup Demi-Glace • Blackened Pork with Pecan Rice Pilaf & Lemon Caper Butter • Gulf Fish Clemenceau FOURTH COURSE

• Rum Cake

• Redfish Pontchartrain • Shrimp & Grits • Southern Crispy Duck

LAGNIAPPE

• 4 Beer Sampler

Criollo Restaurant & Lounge — $58 CONTEMPORARY

criollonola.com 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 681-4444 CER CDR NYE NYD FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Smoked Quail Risotto with Caramelized Cranberries, Sunny-Up Quail Eggs & Smoked Olive Oil • Oyster Trio: Swiss Chard & Anise-Flavored Liquor; Creamy Leek & Crab; Artichoke & Brie SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• French Onion Soup au Gratin • Heirloom Beet Salad with Grapefruit & Rhubarb THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Muscovy Duck Breast, Caramelized Clementine, Red Currant, Wild Rice Pilaf, Marsala Gastrique • Gulf Flounder, Jumbo Lump Crab, Gulf Shrimp, Haricot Verts & Salsify • Beef Short Rib Tarte Tatin, Blue Cheese, Poached Anjou Pear FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Gateau St. Honoré, Hazelnut Profiterole, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Candied Berry • Bûche de Noël with Raspberry & Mango Sauce

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Desire Oyster Bar and Bistro — $49 TRADITIONAL

bit.ly/DesireReveillon 300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 586-0300 CER CDR NYER NYDR FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Turtle Soup au Sherry • Creole Onion Soup SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Iceberg Salad, Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing, Tomatoes, Bacon, Eggs • Spinach Salad, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Strawberries, Goat Cheese, Toasted Candied Pecans THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Blackened Redfish with Shrimp Court-Bouillon & Herbed Rice • Grilled Filet Mignon Tournedos, Roasted Roma Tomatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Lyonnaise Potatoes & Rosemary Glace FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Carrot Cake • Eggnog Crème Brûlée Tart

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — $50 CONTEMPORARY

dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com 716 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-2467 NYE NYD

FIRST COURSE

• Tuscan Ribollita, Smoky Pork Shanks Slow Cooked with Ciabatta, Kale, Beans, Sage SECOND COURSE

• Grilled Louisiana Shrimp, Baby Mustard Green Salad, Pickled Heirloom Vegetable Vinaigrette THIRD COURSE

• Locally-Farmed Ribeye, Wood Roasted Creamy Green Beans, Porcini Butter FOURTH COURSE

• Lisa’s Tiramisu, Whipped Mascarpone, Espresso Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Foundation Room at House of Blues — $50 TRADITIONAL

bit.ly/FoundationRoomReveillon 225 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 310-4900 CE FIRST COURSE

• Quail & Okra Gumbo with Louisiana Popcorn Rice SECOND COURSE

• Gulf Fish, Lump Crab Cornmeal Dumplings & Creole Onion Étouffée THIRD COURSE

• Veal Cheek Grillades & Buttermilk Stone Ground Grits FOURTH COURSE

• Eggnog Bread Pudding, Brandied Cherries, Spiced Whipped Cream

The Fountain Lounge — $58

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

CONTEMPORARY

• Lobster, English Pea & Romano Risotto, Saffron Crème Fraîche • Oysters Rockefeller Loaf atop Roasted Garlic Brioche

bit.ly/RooseveltReveillon 123 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 648-1200 CER CD NYE NYDR

SECOND COURSE

• Warm Spinach Salad with Creole Mustard Bacon Vinaigrette, Shaved Sweet Onions & Poached Egg THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Crispy Skin King Salmon with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes, Artichokes, Wild Mushrooms & Beurre Rouge • Broiled Filet with Seared Foie Gras over Duck Crackling Mashed Potatoes, Braised Swiss Chard, Port Fig Reduction FOURTH COURSE

• Triple Chocolate Brownie with Peppermint Ice Cream

Domenica — $55 CONTEMPORARY

domenicarestaurant.com 123 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 648-6020 CER CDR NYER NYDR

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FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• White Asparagus with Fried Poached Egg & Parmesan Foam • Ahi Tuna with Smoked Tomato & Spicy Fried Shallots • Skillet Shrimp with Ham Hock Jus & Okra–Tomato Butter SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Wild Arugula Salad with Anise Liqueur–Buttermilk Dressing, Roasted Corn & Lardons • Turtle Soup with Foie Gras Torchon • Blue Crab & Lobster Bisque THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Duck “Wellington” • Seared Gulf Fish with Crawfish, Crab, Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts • Rabbit Tenderloin with Bacon, Andouille & Pistachio Stuffing, Carrot-Apple Relish FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Lemon Tart with Sablé Crumble • Chocolate Banana Crème Brûlée

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


Christmas New Orleans Style

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Galatoire’s “33” Bar and Steak — $49–$55

Galvez Restaurant — $45

TRADITIONAL

galvezrestaurant.com 914 North Peters Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 595-3400 CER CDR NYE

galatoires33barandsteak.com 215 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 335-3932 CER NYE NYD FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

CONTEMPORARY

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Lobster and Crab Maison with Pickled Shallots & Gaufrettes • Oyster Casserole

• Ensalada Mixta • Ensalada de Quinoa, Black Beans, Vegetables, Dried Fruits, Grapes, Warm Sherry Vinaigrette

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Butternut Squash Soup • Caesar Salad with Boquerónes & Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Steak and Lobster with Sauce Béarnaise • Sautéed Duck Breast with Foie Gras, Duck Confit Dressing & Tart Cherry Chutney • Lobster Thermidor En Croûte FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Chocolate Crème Brûlée with Brandied Cherries • Lemon Trio of Pound Cake, Frozen Lemon Custard & Curd

• Gumbo del Dia • Corn and Crab Soup • Empanadas del Dia with Jalapeño Sauce THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Grilled Salmon a La Cava with Roasted Potatoes • Paella Valenciana with Mussels, Shrimp, Chorizo & Chicken • Paella de Carne with Chicken, Chorizo & Pork • Paella Vegetariana FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Bread Pudding with Almonds & Currants • Flan with Fig Compote

The Grill Room — $60 CONTEMPORARY

Galatoire’s Restaurant — $45

grillroomneworleans.com 300 Gravier Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-1994 CE CD NYE NYD

TRADITIONAL

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

galatoires.com 209 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 525-2021 CER FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Escargot Yvonne, Artichoke Hearts, Mushrooms, Garlic • Sautéed Louisiana Shrimp with Green Onions, Garlic Sauce, Toasted French Bread SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Lentil Soup with Duck, Foie Gras, Vegetables • Mixed Green Salad with Blue Cheese, Bacon, Pecans THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Broiled Petite Filet with Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Truffle Jus • Sautéed Redfish Puttanesca, Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Mushrooms • Fried Oysters Clemenceau, Peas, Mushrooms, Brabant Potatoes

• Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with Hearts of Palm, Hawaiian Black Salt, Micro Arugula, Kanzuri Olive Oil • Butter Lettuces with Confit Beets, Fennel, Black Ash Goat Cheese, Pancetta & Walnut Vinaigrette SECOND COURSE

• Leek Soup with Applewood Smoked Bacon & Fried Leeks THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Braised Beef Short Ribs with Horseradish Potato Purée, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Baby Carrots & Port Reduction • Seared Duck Breast with Sweet Potato Risotto, Red Cabbage & Smoked Huckleberry Lambrusco • Seared Red Snapper with Fennel Purée, Pearl Onions, Quinoa & Pickled Ginger Foam FOURTH COURSE

• Pear Tarte Tatin with Dolce-Gorgonzola Ice Cream

FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Cup Custard • Bread Pudding • Lemon Tart

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


Christmas New Orleans Style

Come & Join Us

December 1st - 24th as we offer our

$34.00 Tax & Gratuity not included Choice of One Item from Each Category Oyster and Artichoke Soup Chicken Andouille Gumbo Turtle Soup Tossed Green Salad w/ Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette Catfish St. Peter Blackened Catfish with Crabmeat Stuffing & New Orleans Shrimp-Cream Sauce

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Crawfish EtouffEE over Rice Crab Cakes with Green Peppercorn and Crawfish Sauce Penne Pasta with Wild Mushroom Cream Roasted Half Duckling with New Orleans Rum & Louisiana Citrus Sauce Garlic Mashed New Potatoes Creole Creamed Spinach Macque Choux Corn Smothered Turnip Greens Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Liqueur Sauce Hot Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce Homemade Pecan Pie

Gumboshop.com 630 Saint Peter Street • 504.525.1486

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The Gumbo Shop — $34

Lüke — $52

TRADITIONAL

TRADITIONAL

gumboshop.com 630 St. Peter Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-1486 CER NYE NYD

lukeneworleans.com 333 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 378-2840 CER CDR NYER NYDR

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oyster & Artichoke Soup • Chicken Andouille Gumbo • Turtle Soup

• Shrimp Rémoulade, Pickled Mirliton, Jalapeño & Celery Salad • Oyster and Local Beef Boudin

SECOND COURSE

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Tossed Green Salad with Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette

• Turtle Soup • Seafood Gumbo

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Catfish St. Peter • Crawfish Étouffée over Rice • Crab Cakes with Crawfish & Green Peppercorn Sauce • Penne Pasta with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce • Roasted Half Duck with Local Rum & Louisiana Citrus Sauce

• Veal Pocket with Oyster Dressing, Apple-Turnip Purée, Bordelaise • Crabmeat-Stuffed Flounder, Spinach Madeline, Lobster Hollandaise FOURTH COURSE

• Banana Tarte Tatin, Spiced Rum, Brown Butter

FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Liqueur Sauce • Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce • Pecan Pie LAGNIAPPE

• Café Brûlot with Dessert

Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails — $45

Martinique Bistro — $65

CONTEMPORARY

martiniquebistro.com 5908 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 891-8495 CER NYE

kingfishneworleans.com 337 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 598-5005 CER NYER FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Daube Glace tossed in German Spaetzle Dumplings • Grilled Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese Sandwich, Fried Oysters, Braised Fennel SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Golden Beet Salad • Smoked Rabbit Gumbo THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Seared Sea Scallops and Lobster Cassoulet • Chargrilled Venison, Baby Root Vegetables, Gorgonzola Shoestrings and Roselle-Hibiscus Reduction FOURTH COURSE

• Ginger Pumpkin Pudding Cake LAGNIAPPE

• Brandy Milk Punch

TRADITIONAL

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Steak Tartare, Quail Egg, Bowfin Caviar • Foie Gras Crème Brûlée, Muscadine Caramel SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Turtle Soup with Amontillado Sherry & Soft-Boiled Egg • Gumbo Z’Herbes, Popcorn Rice THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Riesling Poached Pear with Roquefort, Sylvetta & Pecan-Sugar Cane Vinaigrette • Heirloom Spinach with Satsuma Supremes & Chèvre FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Poached Filet Mignon with PotatoMushroom Pavé & Natural Jus • Gulf Oyster Tourtière with Tasso, Root Vegetables & Pâte Brisée • Pan-Roasted Gulf Fish, Hazelnut-Meyer Lemon Beurre Noisette FIFTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Gingerbread Trifle with Citrus Custard & Cranberry Compote • Chocolate Napoleon with Roasted Chestnuts and Black Pepper Mousse • Tarte à la Bouille with Café Brûlot Creme

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


Christmas New Orleans Style

Mat & Naddie’s — $40 TRADITIONAL

matandnaddies.com 937 Leonidas Street New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 861-9600 NYE FIRST COURSE

• Stuffed Olives Ascolana Style SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oxtail Stuffed Onion with Chianti Reduction • Calamari Antipasto with Roasted Peppers, Cauliflower & Citrus Vinaigrette THIRD COURSE

• Veal Saltimbocca Roulade with Beurre Blanc & Fried Capers • Seafood Gratin of Scallops, Shrimp, Oysters, Fennel & Sherry FOURTH COURSE

• Zeppole with a Spiced Sugar Dusting

Morton’s Steakhouse — $65 TRADITIONAL

mortons.com/neworleans/ 365 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 566-0221 CER NYE FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Baked Five Onion Soup • Jumbo Shrimp Alexander SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Caesar Salad with Classic Dressing • Blue Cheese Salad with Chopped Egg & Anchovies THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• 6-ounce Single Cut Filet Mignon, Béarnaise Sauce • Double Cut Prime Pork Chop, Scampi Butter • Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Crabmeat Stuffing, Parmesan Capellini ACCOMPANIMENT (CHOICE OF)

• Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Twice Baked au Gratin Potatoes • Creamed Corn • Creamed Spinach FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Key Lime Pie • Crème Brûlée

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Oyster Pan Roast with an Andouille-Corn Muffin • Roasted Acorn & Pumpkin Bisque, Crème Fraîche & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Poached Pear Salad with Baby Greens, Gorgonzola, Walnut Brittle & White Balsamic Vinaigrette • Duck Confit Salad with Baby Greens, Red & Golden Baby Beets, Shaved Red Onion & Fig Vinaigrette THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Quinoa, Grapefruit & Orange in Pepper Gastrique & Louisiana Citrus Butter Sauce • Wood-Grilled Cervena Venison Tournedos with Roasted Butternut Purée, Arugula, Kumquat Chutney, Cherry Demi-Glace & Pistachios FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Opera Cake Bûche de Noël • Eggnog Flan on Cinnamon Shortbread Crust

NOLA — $60-$70 TRADITIONAL

emerils.com/restaurants/neworleans_nola/ 534 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-6652 NYE NYD FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Seared Scallop with Housemade Pancetta & Truffle Leek Cream • Oysters Rockefeller Soup • Cured Foie Gras Torchon, Honey & Wheat Toast Points, Kumquat Marmalade & Toasted Pistachios SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Frisée, House Smoked Bacon, Toasted Almonds, Tarragon-Citrus Vinaigrette • Daube Glacé, Baby Greens, Spiced Pecans, Dried Cherries, Creole Mustard Dressing • Baby Spinach Salad with Maine Lobster, Walnut Brittle, Cranberry-Orange Vinaigrette THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

Muriel’s Jackson Square — $48 TRADITIONAL

muriels.com 801 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 568-1885 NYE NYD

• Boudin Stuffed Quail, Slow Cooked Greens, Local Cane Syrup Jus • Redfish Court-Bouillon, Gulf Shrimp • Grilled Veal Loin, Housemade Andouille & Caramelized Onion Spoon Bread, Rosemary Demi-Glace, Confit Mushrooms FOURTH COURSE

• Pecan Pie Bread Pudding, Caramel Sauce, Sweet Potato Ice Cream & Pie Crust Crumble

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT FOLLOW YOURJOY.COM

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Palace Café — $45 CONTEMPORARY

palacecafe.com 605 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 523-1661 NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Oyster Pan Roast SECOND COURSE

• Danish Bleu Cheese Salad with Crispy Prosciutto, Blueberries, Candied Pecans, shaved Red Onions & Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Braised Pork Shank with a Warm Salad of Sweet Potatoes, Bleu Cheese, Frisée & Housemade Bacon and local Strawberry Barbecue Sauce • Grilled Gulf Fish Panzanella • Pan-Roasted Andouille-Crusted Fish with Cayenne Beurre Blanc, Chive Aioli, Rissole Potatoes & Vegetables FOURTH COURSE

• Mocha Doberge Cake

The Pelican Club — $55 CONTEMPORARY

pelicanclub.com 312 Exchange Pl. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 523-1504 CER NYE NYDR

FIRST COURSE

• Terrine of Banyuls Poached Foie Gras Pain d’épice & Hazelnut SECOND COURSE

• Brouillade aux Truffes, Local Farm Eggs & Butter, Fresh Winter Truffle THIRD COURSE

• Turtle Soup ‘’Grand Mère’’ with Pedro Ximénez Sherry FOURTH COURSE

• Gulf Oyster Pan Roast with Cherry Wood Bacon & Apples FIFTH COURSE

• Carved Local Beef Rib-Eye with Fresh Horseradish, Roasted Baby Root Vegetables & Tête ‘’en Croûte’’ SIXTH COURSE

• Dark Chocolate Torte with Cocoa Pudding, Sour Cherry, Lambic Ice Cream

Restaurant R’evolution — $75 optional wine pairing (+$75) CONTEMPORARY

revolutionnola.com 777 Bienville Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 553-2277 CE NYE NYD FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Creole Louisiana Snapping Turtle Soup • Death by Gumbo

FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

SECOND COURSE

• Crispy Oyster Chowder with Gruyère • Turtle and Alligator Soup with Aged Sherry

• Roasted Baby Beets

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Gulf Shrimp and Grits Village de l’Est • Beef Daube • Coq au Vin

• Smoked Oysters • Terrine of Foie Gras, Pork & Rabbit • Mississippi Quail with Cheese Grits • New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp with Jalapeño Chive Biscuit THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Lobster with Scallops and Shrimp with Braised Pork Ribs • Paneed Fish with Seafood Stuffed Mirliton • Rack of Lamb with Mint, Mustard & Mascarpone Polenta • Dry Aged Prime Strip with Bone Marrow & Zinfandel Demi-Glace FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• White and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding • Banana and Orange Liqueur Crème Brûlée • Chocolate Decadence Cake • Bourbon Pecan Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Restaurant August — $95 TRADITIONAL

restaurantaugust.com 301 Tchoupitoulas Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 299-9777 CER NYER NYDR

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THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Local Stout Chocolate Cake • White Chocolate Bread Pudding

The Rib Room — $45 TRADITIONAL

omniroyalorleans.com 621 St. Louis Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 529-7045 CE CD NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Pontchartrain Blue Crab Bisque SECOND COURSE

• House Smoked Salmon Salad of Baby Lettuce, Crispy Potato & Quail Egg in a Warm Honey & Creole Mustard Vinaigrette THIRD COURSE

• Braised Domestic Lamb Shank with Lamb Belly Ragoût & Rutabaga Purée FOURTH COURSE

• Warmed Fruitcake with Bourbon Anglaise

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


Christmas New Orleans Style

Stuff those stockings with Drink Mixes & Party Packs!

Christmas Join the Locals in the tradition ht of Christmas Nig ! at Pat O’Brien’s

STYLE

Meet Santa EVERY Fri & Sat in December from 5-9 pm!

STOCK UP IN OUR GIFT SHOP OR AT

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SoBou — $45 optional cocktail pairing (+$20) CONTEMPORARY

sobounola.com 310 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 552-4095 CER CD NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Octopus in Escabeche with Ghost Pepper Pickled Garlic Chilies & Plaquemines Citrus Faux ‘’Caviar’’ SECOND COURSE

• Spirited Pumpkin Chicken Liver Pâté Served in a Savory Cone with Satsuma Zest & Jalapeño Corn Bread Crumbs THIRD COURSE

• Fricassee of Pig Lengua & Pork Cheeks, Slow Cooked Caramelized Pearl Onions, Root Vegetables & Bacon-Braised Mustard Greens with Red Wine Trotter Demi-Glace FOURTH COURSE

• Winter Citrus & Swiss Chocolate Roulade with Gingerbread Ice Cream & Puerto Rican Style Coquito

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Original Fried Green Tomato with Shrimp Rémoulade • Crispy Louisiana Oyster Trio: Creole Red Rémoulade, French White Rémoulade and Saint Claude Sauce • Duck & Andouille Étouffée, Louisiana Pepper Jelly • Watercress, Stilton, Pecan Salad THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Savory Slow Roasted Duck, Sweet Potatoes, Garlic Port or Ginger Peach Sauce • Grilled Gulf Fish Piquant with Hot & Hot Shrimp • Sautéed Baby Drum Meunière • Creole Veal Grillades, Parmesan Cheese Grits FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Honey-Pecan Bread Pudding, Toffee Sauce • Warm Louisiana Pecan Pie, Chantilly Cream • Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée • Brandy Alexander or Irish Coffee

Tujague’s — $45 TRADITIONAL

tujagues.com 823 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 525-8676 CER CD NYE NYD FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Sweet Corn Chow Chow & Lemon Vinaigrette • Oysters en Brochette • Fried Oyster Spinach Salad with Shaved Red Onions, Blue Cheese, Spicy Pecans, Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Vacherie Restaurant — $45 TRADITIONAL

vacherierestaurant.com 827 1/2 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 207-4532 CER CD NYE NYD FIRST COURSE

• Baby Mixed Greens, Fresh & HousePickled Vegetables, Balsamic Vinaigrette

SECOND COURSE

SECOND COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Soup du Jour

• Flash Fried Louisiana Oysters with Horseradish Cream • Crawfish Étouffée with Local Jasmine Rice • Bacon-Wrapped Andouille Sausage Stuffed Dates • Blackened Alligator Bites with Spicy Tartar Sauce

THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Petit Filet Mignon with Confit Garlic Butter • Lamb Chops with Brandy Mushroom Sauce • House-made Gnocchi with Louisiana Blue Crab and Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce • Gulf Fish on the Half Shell topped with Creole Corn Maque Choux FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Bread Pudding • Grasshopper Pie

Upperline Restaurant — $45 TRADITIONAL

upperline.com 1413 Upperline Street New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 891-9822 FIRST COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Turtle Soup au Sherry • Creole Gumbo • Glass Madeira Wine with Spiced Pecans

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THIRD COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Boudin Stuffed Deep-Fried Cornish Game Hen with Smothered Collard Greens • Glazed Pork Loin Stuffed with Pecan Cornbread Dressing & Roasted Brussels Sprouts • Broiled Redfish with Lemon Butter and Sautéed Gulf Shrimp, Roasted Okra & Red Peppers FOURTH COURSE (CHOICE OF)

• Bread Pudding • Carrot Cake • Louisiana Pecan Pie LAGNIAPPE

• ‘’Poinsettia,’’ Sparkling Wine & Cranberry Cocktail


Christmas New Orleans Style

Celebrate the Holidays New Orleans Style

For holiday events visit our website at www.cafebeignet.com

CAFE BEIGNET 311 Bourbon Street Cool Jazz 334-B Royal Street Hot Beignets Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT FOLLOW YOURJOY.COM

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Royal Street, French Quarter

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Aunt Sally’s Praline Team

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Christmas New Orleans Style

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French Quarter Festivals, INC. Schedule of Upcoming Festivals

Little Freddie King says,

“Save these dates!” French Quarter Festival presented by

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

April 10-13 April 9-12 April 7-10 April 6-9 April 12-15 April 11-14 April 16-19

Satchmo SummerFest presented by

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

July 31-Aug 3 July 30-Aug 2 August 4-7 August 3-6 August 2-5 August 1-4 July 30-Aug 2

Christmas New Orleans Style — Annually, in December

For more info visit www.fqfi.org To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call (504) 522-5730


2013 Christmas New Orleans Style