Year after year, New Orleans pulls out all the stops to make Christmas a magical winter wonderland, and Hotel Monteleone joins in the exceptional holiday cheer that fills this already cheerful city. We love providing our guests with a little wiggle room during the holidays, which is why we’re pleased to share with you all the details on our 2015 Papa Noel Rates. Read on for all the information you need (plus how to book) in addition to a few of our favorite holiday happenings in the city. Ho-ho-hope to see you soon!
Papa Noel Rate Information
Our generous Papa Noel rates allow you to enjoy our beautiful hotel and uncompromising staff for as low as $129 per night. The Papa Noel rates are 15% off of our normal prices, ranging from $129 on weekdays to $189 on weekends, plus any applicable taxes. Any stay between November 22, 2015 and December 29, 2015 is eligible for the Papa Noel rate (select blackout dates apply). Book now using this link!
A Few Favorites from Christmas in New Orleans
Caroling in Jackson Square
This decades-old New Orleans tradition is a can’t miss. Watch as locals and visitors fill Jackson Square with candle-lit faces and the sweet sounds of the season. With the St. Louis Cathedral as your backdrop, this is a holiday Kodak moment you won’t ever forget.
Free and open to the public.
Can’t get enough of beautiful and glimmering holiday lighting? Then this Christmas in New Orleans event is perfect for you. Tour the City Park grounds by foot, car, horse-drawn carriage or even by train, and discover the amazing light show exhibits that only come around this time of year! From our hotel, you can take the Canal Streetcar or a cab to get to City Park. As always, our concierge is happy to provide detailed directions.
Tickets: $8/person (note: we recommend purchasing tickets to the Celebration and the train rides in advance to avoid long lines)
St. Louis Cathedral Christmas Concert Series
Enjoy the many sounds of Christmas in New Orleans with the St. Louis Cathedral Christmas New Orleans Style Concert series. Throughout December, enjoy musical performances from artists like John Boutte, the St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir, and our very own Lena Prima, who’s a regular performer at the Carousel Bar & Lounge.
Free and open to the public.
You’re not truly celebrating Christmas in New Orleans if you don’t attend at least one Reveillon Dinner during the month of December. A Creole tradition born in the 1800’s, Reveillon Dinners today include lavish four-course meals from some of your favorite New Orleans restaurant. Our very own Criollo Restaurant is participating in the tradition — contact them for more information as they put the finishing touches on their Reveillon menu.
Prices vary by restaurant.
Christmas Decorations in New Orleans
One of our all-time favorite parts about Christmas in New Orleans can be found all throughout the city – holiday decorations! Many famous New Orleans establishments celebrate a tradition of beautifully decorating their interiors and exteriors.
Hotel Monteleone is no exception to this tradition, filling our lobby with grand sparkling Christmas trees, and lighting up the 200 block of Royal Street. We are proud to have been named the top destination for New Orleans Christmas decorations by GoNOLA.com. We’ve lit up not only the inside but also the outside of the Grand Dame, to give Royal Street that extra holiday sparkle.
A few of our other favorite decoration spots include the mansions in the Garden District, the French Market, and the Steamboat Natchez.