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 2016 Papa Noel rates. Read on for all the information you need on how to book, in addition to a few of our favorite holiday happenings in the city. Ho-ho-hope to see you soon!

A glimpse of our opulently decorated lobby during the holidays.

A glimpse of our opulently decorated lobby during the holidays.

Papa Noel Rate Information

Our generous Papa Noel rates allow you to enjoy our beautiful hotel and uncompromising staff at 15% off of our normal prices. Any stay between November 20, 2016 and December 29, 2016 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. This holiday tradition is free and open to the public.

You can also enjoy caroling by local schoolchildren in our own hotel lobby throughout the month of December.

Celebration in the Oaks

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: $9/person (note: we recommend purchasing tickets to the Celebration and the train rides in advance to avoid long lines)

Lights at the Celebration in the Oaks. (Photo: Infrogmation via Flickr)

Lights at the Celebration in the Oaks. (Photo by Infrogmation via Flickr)

St. Louis Cathedral Christmas Concert Series

Enjoy the many sounds of Christmas 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.

Reveillon Dinners in New Orleans

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 1800s, Reveillon Dinners today include lavish five-course meals from some of your favorite New Orleans restaurants. Our very own Criollo Restaurant is participating in the tradition; learn more about their Reveillon menu.


Hotel Monteleone is decorated for the holidays inside and out.

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 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.

Plan Your Holiday Trip Now!

Staying in the French Quarter during the holidays is an unforgettable experience. The streets are fully decorated and there are holiday events at almost every major establishment.

To celebrate the holidays, we offer an amazing Papa Noel rate that gives you 15% off your stay during the holidays. If you’ve never been to New Orleans during the holidays, now is the perfect time to book your first vacation.