For 10 wonderful days this winter, children and adults alike will experience the magic of the season at NOLA ChristmasFest. Regardless of the temperature outside, the weather-controlled indoor festival guarantees a festive holiday setting, surrounded by dazzling lights, decorated Christmas trees, and even icy adventures! The Sixth Annual NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off Saturday, December 22 and lasts until December 31, allowing locals and visitors the chance to enjoy this favorite New Orleans tradition.
This annual family celebration will include attractions for the whole family including fan favorites like the first and only REAL indoor ice rink in New Orleans, 8-foot-tall ice slides, and even a snowball fight area! In the Gingerbread House Exhibit, dozens of gingerbread creations will surround the famous walk-through gingerbread house, providing the perfect place for guests to visit and take photos with their favorite Christmas characters.
ChristmasFest visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase keepsake photos with Santa on December 22 and 23, and until 3 pm on Christmas Eve. The festival will be located inside Hall H at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will be open from 11 am to 9 pm each day. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, NOLA ChristmasFest will be open from 11 am to 5 pm, and on Christmas Day from 2 pm-8 pm. A full schedule is listed below:
December 22 - 23 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
December 24 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 25 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
December 26 - 30 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 31 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thought ice skating just existed at the North Pole? Think again! At NOLA ChristmasFest, the whole family can take a spin on New Orleans’ only REAL ice rink. The pay-price
admission includes skate rental.
Made with real ice, when you glide down these two icy slides in inner tubes, you’ll feel like you’re skiing the slopes of Colorado!
With seven rides to choose from, there’s an attraction for everyone in the family. The Kringle Carousel is perfect for all ages, while Comet’s Tail is best for thrill seekers looking to defy gravity while spinning through the air.
Bouncy - It’s a little bit tough to make a snowman in New Orleans, so we are bringing in a friend from the North. Bouncy is a 30’ tall snowman that will blow your average wintertime snowman away in a snow drift. This inflatable can accommodate 25 adults and children at a time so the whole family can bounce and enjoy!
This 30’ tall, 90’ long mobile slide comes complete with two sliding lanes and a moon bounce at the bottom. Festival-goers will be able to race their friends to the bottom and bounce right back into the winter wonderland below. Take the plunge and come try it at NOLA ChristmasFest.
Snowball Fight Area
Hide behind “ice blocks” and surprise your friends with “snow balls” high and low.
Be an Olympian for a day as you perfect your curling skills with your friends.
NOLA ChristmasFest is bringing one of New Orleans’ favorite summer activities into winter wonderland. This 9-hole, inflatable golf course will provide fun for the whole family with bends, turns, ramps, and trick holes. Complete a chilly golf tournament or practice your putting skills!
Can you reach the top? With three different sides, you can test your climbing ability and master the tallest attraction at NOLA ChristmasFest.
Decorated Christmas Trees
Marvel at more than 40 beautifully decorated trees, each one prettier than the next and perfect backdrops for memorable photos with friends and family.
Gingerbread House Exhibit & Walk-thru Gingerbread House
Created by local chefs, check out the intricately designed gingerbread creations and don’t forget to venture through the life-size gingerbread house where favorite holiday characters will be available for photos.