November in NOLA is for Families


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November 1 2021 | 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 6 and head to Abita Springs Trailhead for Fall Fest, featuring the Kids Zone with a Pumpkin Stage, games and crafts. What better way to spend your Saturday than with eight hours of non-stop music? View music lineup.

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 Falcons and, on the 25th, they're up against the Buffalo Bills. Make it fall your kids will remember!


It's not too late to celebrate Oktoberfest! On November 5 & 6 and 12 & 13, chicken dance over to Bayou St. John for German food and drink, oompah music, and children's activities. Don't miss the Dachshund Dash on Saturday, November 13 and fun performances such as the Schnitzelbank singing game and the Masskrug contest which happen several times a day on the stage. Learn more.

Zoo to Do for Kids

This November 12, they're all asking for you at the Audubon Zoo! This year's socially-distancing-friendly fundraiser will celebrate the Audubon conservations efforts for whooping cranes. Learn more.

49th Annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Event

Celebrate autumn at Destrehan Plantation on November 13 and 14 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 Faith Woodson. There will also be Cajun and Creole cuisine, arts & crafts, antiques in the mule barn, and special activities for the little ones. Learn more.

Family Day Bayou St. John

Head to Bayou St. John for a day of canoeng and kayaking on November 20th.  Along with a healthy dose of vitamin D sunshine, your family will enjoy raffles and giveaways. 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 25-January 2 (it’s closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve). It’s a magical experience the whole family will love. 

Bayou Classic

Along with the big game between Southern and Grambling on November 27th , 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 28 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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