NEW ORLEANS (press release) – French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly announces details of the 37th Annual Holidays New Orleans Style (HNOS). A collaboration between FQFI and New Orleans & Company, HNOS is a collection of the city’s most famous traditions. Throughout the season, Holidays New Orleans Style Réveillon has celebratory dinners in over 25 of the best restaurants in town, nearly 40 special holiday events including the return of free live concerts from FQFI, Papa Noël discounts for affordable stays in the best hotels in town , and a shopping guide to help guide gift givers through the many options local businesses have to offer. The festivities begin on November 10th with the decoration of Jackson Square and last until January 6th, 2022 when the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc roams the French Quarter.
Just in time for the holidays, the city of New Orleans is sure to reopen so everyone can gather in the Christmas spirit. “We are very much looking forward to kicking off this 2021 season in a big way,” said Emily Madero, President and CEO of FQFI. “Last year, many of us couldn’t celebrate together. This Christmas season is going to be very special and we welcome our locals and visitors to make new memories by enjoying everything that Holidays New Orleans Style has to offer. “
“We haven’t had a vacation season like this in several years, and I know everyone is excited to spend it with their friends and families,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “Take this time to shop and eat locally. All along, our local economy has suffered during the pandemic, so now is the time to give something back. I hope everyone enjoys this Christmas season, spreads the mood and stays healthy! “
“No other city offers what New Orleans does during the Christmas season, and we are excited to partner with FQFI to bring Holidays New Orleans Style to you,” said Mark Romig, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, New Orleans & Company. “It is a wonderful opportunity for our hotel industry – our partners in the restaurants, shops, the convention center, the city park, the cathedral and St. Anne, and our hotels – more than 40 with Papa Noel tariffs – to welcome locals and visitors equally, enjoy all they have to offer and win back business we have all missed. “
Dozens of activities are planned, with plenty of dining, shopping, and culture options throughout the season for all ages. Our youngest vacationers can enjoy events like Santa’s Pajama Party and Holiday Movies on the Mississippi. Welcome newcomers like WinterJAM include a 12-room exhibit that promises a fun photo experience for all ages with over-the-top Christmas decorations, while cherished traditional specials like the Algiers Bonfire and Celebration in the Oaks return to light up the nights. History lovers will appreciate the new virtual and personal art and garden tours that transform homes into winter wonderland. The sounds of the season will fill St. Louis Cathedral and St. Anna’s Episcopal Church with nine free performances including The Zion Harmonizers, Susan Cowsill, Vivaz and more during FQFI’s concert series. As the weeks progress, the excitement mounts with options for Hotel Hopping for the Holidays and Big Night New Orleans on New Year’s Eve.