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 gift during the holidays, which is why we’re pleased to announce the details of our 2018 Papa Noel rates. Read on for all the information you need on how to book, as well as a few of our favorite holiday happenings in the city. Ho-ho-hope to see you soon!

There’s nothing merrier than the Monteleone’s lobby of lights!

Papa Noel Rate Information

Our generous Papa Noel rates allow you to enjoy our beautiful hotel and dedicated staff at 15% off of our normal prices. Stays between November 19, 2018, and December 27, 2018 are eligible for the Papa Noel rate (select blackout dates apply). Book now using this link!

A Few of Our Favorite Holiday Happenings

Caroling in Jackson Square

This decades-old New Orleans tradition is a must-see event. 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 moment you won’t ever forget. Celebrate this New Orleans holiday tradition on Sunday, December 16.

St. Louis Cathedral Holiday Concerts

Catch some of Louisiana’s most celebrated performers at this free concert series put on by French Quarter Festivals. This year’s line-up features music from across genres, including jazz, classical, Cajun, and gospel. Dates are still TBD, so stay tuned for more details!

Grab a seat and let the sounds of jazz, classical, and Cajun music get you in the holiday spirit.

Celebration in the Oaks

Can’t get enough of beautiful holiday lighting? Then this holiday 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. This holiday spectacle runs from November 23, 2018, until January 1, 2019! Get your tickets here.

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

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


Reveillon Dinners in New Orleans

You’re not truly celebrating the holidays 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.

Start your French Quarter holiday decor tour right outside of our doors!

Holiday Decorations & Hotel Monteleone School Choir Series

One of our all-time favorite parts about the holidays in New Orleans can be found all throughout the city – holiday decorations! Many famous New Orleans establishments and homes celebrate a tradition of decorating their interiors and exteriors.

Hotel Monteleone is no exception to this tradition. We fill our lobby with grand sparkling trees, lighting up the 200 block of Royal Street. In 2016, named us as their top destination for holiday decorations in New Orleans. We also decorate the exterior of the Grand Dame to give Royal Street that extra holiday sparkle.

In addition to our beautiful holiday decor, we will be presenting our School Choir Series. During the week of December 3rd and the week of December 10th, local school choirs will be filling our lobby with beautiful holiday songs!

See below for the performance schedule:

  • 12/3: 11 a.m.
  • 12/4: 12 p.m.
  • 12/5: 11 a.m.
  • 12/6: 12 p.m.
  • 12/7: 11 a.m.
  • 12/10: 11:30 a.m.
  • 12/11: 11 a.m.
  • 12/12: 11:30 a.m.
  • 12/13: 11 a.m.
  • 12/14: 11 a.m.

A few of our other favorite decoration spots include the mansions in the Garden District, the French Market, the Steamboat Natchez, and all along St. Charles Avenue.

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 this magical time of the year. It’s the perfect time to book a trip to the Crescent City.


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