|Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA|
The nice thing about being located right in the middle of Esplanade Avenue is that we can walk to the French Quarter or Frenchman Street if we choose, or we can go in the other direction to City Park.
|An alligator rheindeer|
|An alligator Santa|
Celebration of the Oaks is held in the Botanical Gardens, in the Amusement Park, and in Storyland. The amusement park is open and full of Christmas trees decorated by local schools. You can take the miniature train around the park and see the lights over one of the lagoons. Storyland is open, too, with its sculpture garden illustrating fairy tales.
|The romantic light of Celebration of the Oaks|
|A celebrated oak at night|
|Pink elephant, New Orleans, LA|
Eric grew up in the Holy Cross neighborhood. "The only time I see an alligator nowadays is when I take the kids up to Celebration of the Oaks. We take the 91 bus and make a night of it. The kids like to sit on Alligator Santa's lap to get their picture taken. "
I asked Eric if he had seen any of the other animals featured at Celebration of the Oaks. "Sure enough," he said. "I've seen more than my share of pink elephants in my day. Heck, they're around every corner on Bourbon Street."
Whether you are interested in enjoying the show at City Park during Christmas in New Orleans, or if you are interested in enjoying the holiday ambiance of the French Quarter, we know a colorful New Orleans bed and breakfast that is taking reservations.
A votre sante et joyeux Noel.