If you're looking for a great event to attend with friends or the whole family, ChristmasFest in New Orleans is the ideal holiday experience! Many parts of this event are indoors, meaning its a good excuse to stay out of the cold as temperatures drop into the lower numbers this week. One part of ChristmasFest is held at the only ice skating rink in New Orleans at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. If you do not own skates of your own, feel free to rent a pair from the range of sizes available so you can join in on the fun! The ice rink is 52 feet by 140 feet - plenty of room for the large crowd this event is sure to attract - so invite all your friends and family!
If you're not a fan of skating, there are plenty of other options for you if you want to enjoy ChristmasFest. The Warehouse/Arts District will be holding a host of holiday activities both indoors and outdoors. This includes two miles of beautiful lights for visitors to see as well as Christmas characters like Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph, who people of all ages can meet and get a memorable photo with. You can get your picture taken by a professional photographer and even acquire an autograph from your favorite character! This is definitely a good chance to make the holidays memorable for any children or Christmas enthusiasts in your life.
Another fun aspect of ChristmasFest is rides - Kringle Carousel, Winter Whirl, Amazing Funhouse Maze, and Snowy Summit Climbing Wall are just some of the amazing attractions that will be featured this season. With winter break on the rise, many kids will be jumping at the idea of taking part in these rides and the rest of the ChristmasFest experience. You can buy tickets for adults, students, and children, and luckily the event includes parking, so don't stress about finding a spot. ChristmasFest runs from December 16th to the 30th, and is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8. p.m., giving you plenty of time to check out every aspect of this special holiday festivity! Just don't forget that there are special hours on Christmas Eve (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Christmas Day (2 p.m. to 4 p. m.). Whether you're a Christmas lover yourself or want to treat the holiday enthusiasts in your life to a day of winter fun, ChristmasFest is guaranteed to be a blast - just don't forget to pack your scarf and mittens if you're planning to brave the outdoor events this year!