November in NOLA is for Families


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October 31 2022 | 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.

Abita Fall Fest 

Pack the family up November 4th and head to Abita Springs Trailhead for Fall Fest, featuring the Kids Zone with a Pumpkin Stage, games and crafts. There's also an Interactive Circle with a Green Screen Photo Experience, a Hand Wax Station, and caricature artist. And what better way to spend your Saturday than with eight hours of non-stop music? View music lineup.

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival

Get dressed like a po-boy for this festival which honors New Orleans' most beloved sandwich. The fun will take place on November 6th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this year and will feature live music, arts & crafts, and every kind of po-boy you can imagine. Come hungry, y'all. 

Home Saints Games

There will be two home Saints games at the Caesars Superdome this month. On November 7th, the boys in black and gold take on the Baltimore Ravens and, on the 20th, they're up against the Los Angeles Rams. Make it fall your kids will remember!

50th Annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival

Celebrate autumn at Destrehan Plantation on November 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kids can dance to local bands like Les Bons-Riens, Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition, Kayla Woodson and Bad Habit. There will also be Cajun and Creole cuisine, arts & crafts, antiques in the mule barn, and special activities for the little ones such as face painting, hand waxing and pony rides. Learn more.

Family Day Bayou St. John

Head to Bayou St. John on November 26th for a free day of paddling lessons when you rent gear between 9 and 11 a.m. Learn more.

Celebration in the Oaks

Drive your car through 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 24-January 1. It’s a magical experience the whole family will love. 

Bayou Classic

Along with the big game between Southern and Grambling on November 26th in the Caesars Superdome, 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. Learn more.

Roosevelt Hotel Teddy Bear Tea

Why just go see the hotel's legendary decorations this year, when you can go the Teddy Bear Tea? On November 27 and on select dates in December, experience a New Orleans holiday tradition. The magic of Christmas comes alive each year with Santa and Mrs. Claus, speciality teas, pastries and other holiday treats. Learn more.


See: New Orleans Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day



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