November in NOLA is for Families


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October 24 2019 | Family Travel Tips

This November, why not make a multi-generational trek down to New Orleans? November is a wonderful month for strolling in New Orleans or taking a streetcar to the Garden District or City Park. Plus, you can get in some early Christmas shopping in the French Quarter, on Magazine Street or in the Arts/Warehouse District.

Here are a few more reasons to join us in the Big Easy this November – before, during or after Turkey Day. Choose from several great family hotels and get coupons to save at the most popular New Orleans attractions.

Big Easy Con Junior

There’s fun for nerds of all ages at Big Easy Con at the New Orleans Convention Center, November 1-3. At Big Easy Con Junior, your kids can meet and take pics with all their favorite superheroes, princesses and more! They can join in the Kids Costume Parade, attend the National Wildlife Federation Animal Show with Naturalist David Mizejewski, take a crash course on “How to Be Spidey” and take part in Ghostbuster Training. (Who doesn’t want to learn how to make your own ectoplasm?)

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

Bring your boys and girls to the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, November 3rd with an opening second line featuring the Krewe of Condiments! Look for creative kids' activities next to Graffiti Graphics, on Eagle and Oak streets.

Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and Congo Square Rhythms Festival

On November 16 & 17, head to Armstrong Park for two fun fests celebrating New Orleans food, music, art and traditions. There will be lots of food vendors, two art markets, a kids area and live music all day long.

Audubon Zoo Lights

Bring your wild ones to Audubon Zoo from November 29 to December 30 for Audubon Zoo Lights. Your kids will love the light displays featuring alligators, elephants, flamingos, and lions, as well as Santa's Arctic Wildland, showcasing creatures from colder climates.

Celebration in the Oaks

Hop a ride on the train to see a 25-acre wonderland of festive holiday lights draped in ancient live oak trees. Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is held nightly November 29-January 1 (it’s closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve). It’s a magical experience the whole family will love. It's a great time to check out the newly nenovated Storyland as well. 

Bayou Classic

Along with the big game on November 30th, the Bayou Classic features a parade, a fan festival, the battle of the bands and more. It’s a great time for football fans, young and old.


See: New Orleans Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

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