Celebration In The Oaks Preview Party

City Park - Celebration in the OaksOne of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route.
Naturally, because this is New Orleans, food, music and adult beverages are available in abundance. Four live music stages feature the best local musicians, and guest are treated to a tantalizing array of foods from 50 local restaurants and caterers.

Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the Park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays are scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm

$100 per person in advance; $120/person day of event
Friends of City Park members: $90/person in advance

Dat Band and the Brass Hatters

This year also features the Second annual Culinary Competition among all participating restaurants. Food donors will be asked to serve stand-out dishes, with guest judges tasting all dishes and voting on a variety of categories, such as best holiday dish, most original dish, best table display and most festive server uniforms.

River Parish Disposal

River Parish Disposal is helping to support the beautiful City Park and this Celebration in the Oaks with sponsoring the event with our Disposal Boxes. The park is beautiful this time of year with holiday lights that everyone can enjoy and the Preview Party is a great way to start the holidays.