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Old 12-07-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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I'm considering taking a quick roadtrip to New Orleans for a few days over Christmas. Prices for hotels downtown look extremely reasonable. Will there be any special goings on for Christmas and will there be many restaurants open on the 25th? Nothing fancy required. I haven't been to New Orleans since before Katrina, so I think I'm more tham due for a visit back.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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I'm considering taking a quick roadtrip to New Orleans for a few days over Christmas. Prices for hotels downtown look extremely reasonable. Will there be any special goings on for Christmas and will there be many restaurants open on the 25th? Nothing fancy required. I haven't been to New Orleans since before Katrina, so I think I'm more tham due for a visit back.
I've got another question. Do you happen to have any family in New Orleans?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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I've got another question. Do you happen to have any family in New Orleans?
No close family. Distant cousin on the northshore. I went to Tulane from 2000-2005, so I'm very familiar with the city pre-Katrina, but I've never been there over Christmas. I'm Jewish so family isn't big deal over Xmas. Just looking for a fun road trip.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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No close family. Distant cousin on the northshore. I went to Tulane from 2000-2005, so I'm very familiar with the city pre-Katrina, but I've never been there over Christmas. I'm Jewish so family isn't big deal over Xmas. Just looking for a fun road trip.
I was asking because I've spent Christmas in New Orleans. I have family nearby. My family and me didn't go to any hotels. We stayed with family members. I was thinking if you had any close family members in the vicinity, you could check with the first.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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There are a lot of things in the next few weeks, but I am not sure if you will be here/what the exact dates of your trip is:

Patio Planters

This group sponsors caroling in Jackson Square through their other fundraisers. They also have a nice holiday home tour.

City Park's Celebration in the Oaks

City Park is all lit up and they serve hot buttered rum.

If you are in to food, there are a ton of holiday cooking demos by some of the more famous local chefs all over the city in the month of December. This guide has dates, times, etc.

Christmas New Orleans Style | You're different here.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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I'm glad someone started this thread. I will be in New Orleans during the holidays also; December 24th-December 28th. I would love feedback for things to do. There are a couple of questions. Will there be many or few restaurant options on the 24th and 25th? Will bars/musical venues be open during those two days? I plan on going to St. Louis for midnight mass. Will it be crowded? Also, on the 24th, will restaurants be open later; say after 9PM.? I would love to hear about any special sights, etc to see during the holidays. Thanks much in advance!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Oops-one other question. Our train is expected to arrive in town sometime around 7 PM; if it's on time; which I don't hold my breath. We were planning on walking from the train station to the French Quarter where we will be staying. Is that a good idea? Any suggested ways to walk? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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DO NOT WALK! That is not a good area after dark. Take a cab.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Oops-one other question. Our train is expected to arrive in town sometime around 7 PM; if it's on time; which I don't hold my breath. We were planning on walking from the train station to the French Quarter where we will be staying. Is that a good idea? Any suggested ways to walk? Thanks in advance.
If you're young you could walk (that walk doesnt have much to look at though). But, a cab would be relatively cheap as its less than a mile to the FQ fromt the train station.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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Thanks. We wanted to walk to stretch our legs a bit after a long train ride. But, it looks like a cab it is and then walk in the quarter.
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