U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
 [Register]
New Orleans New Orleans - Metairie - Kenner metro area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-07-2009, 07:48 AM
 
1,765 posts, read 3,714,443 times
Reputation: 1411

Advertisements

I have two options.
Arrive the 25th of December and stay until the 1st of january
or arrive the 1st

The question is which will be the week most festive?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-07-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
3,033 posts, read 5,393,002 times
Reputation: 2930
We spent one NY Eve in New Orleans a couple years back, it was pretty fantastic. I'd imagine it'd be slightly quieter after that, and that the city would be in an exciting build-up leading up to it. I hear xmas is pretty wonderful there....I'd go for the first option.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
1,127 posts, read 4,614,107 times
Reputation: 998
Jacq is right there is still that wonderful Holiday festive atmosphere and NY Eve in the Quarter is really fun. There is also the option of missing NY Eve, but catching the begining of Carnival season on Jan. 6. It won't be so much of an exciting atmosphere, (people will be trying to get over the Holiday season), but you will catch King Cake day, (6th) and the Phunny Phorty Phellows, (The 2009 Official Mardi Gras Parade Route of The Phunny Phorty Phellows - New Orleans, Mardi Gras).

PS. MG is so early this year, pooh. Hate when that happens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Just Outside New Orleans (Gretna)
177 posts, read 737,030 times
Reputation: 113
Don't forget the Sugar Bowl is on Jan 1st so the days leading up to that will be building in intensity with tons of football fans. Most of those fans will leave on the 2nd but many stick around a few days.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 05:42 PM
 
8,051 posts, read 18,491,627 times
Reputation: 2743
For what it's worth... my lady and I stayed right off the French Quarter in late 2006, arriving on Christmas Eve and staying five days. It was rather quiet for the first few days as many businesses in the Quarter closed early if they opened at all. Granted, a relatively young recovery process may have had something to do with that. Things started to pick up on our last two days as I imagine people were getting revved up for NYE as well as the Sugar Bowl. One thing I'll say that, as a Northeastern guy who shivers under 60*, it was nice to hear about a "55* wind chill" on the news one day.

So based on that experience, I'd say that while Christmas sounds like a romantic time to visit New Orleans, if I were ever to visit again for the holidays, I'd wait to arrive closer to New Year's.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2009, 03:02 PM
 
1,765 posts, read 3,714,443 times
Reputation: 1411
Well we've finally decided to arrive on the 25th and stay until the 1st of january.
Hopefully things will be alive and jumping!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-20-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Just Outside New Orleans (Gretna)
177 posts, read 737,030 times
Reputation: 113
I think you made the right choice if you're looking for activity. Have fun! And don't forget to pull for your favorite college football team to make it to the Sugar Bowl and that would be a double bonus!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-21-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
3,033 posts, read 5,393,002 times
Reputation: 2930
...and if you go on a carriage ride, look for a purple carriage that holds about 12 people with a mule named 'Knucklehead'. I've done a few carriage rides, and he has the best driver, IMHO.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top