nola-christmasfest-logoThe New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today announced that individual and group tickets for one of the largest and fastest growing family holiday events on the Gulf Coast- the 2016 NOLA ChristmasFest – are on sale at The fourth annual NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off Friday, December 16 and continues through Friday, December 30.

NOLA ChristmasFest

The two-week festival will also include as an amazing walk-through maze, more than a half dozen themed inflatables and rides such as the Kringle Carousel, Winter Whirl, Snowball Fight and Snowy Summit Climbing Wall. New special features added this year will include the Candy Cane Climb,  the Polar Express elephant ride, and a Giant Gum Drop.

NOLA ChristmasFest visitors will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa and several of his North Pole friends. The Christmas festival will take place inside Hall I at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. eachNOLA ChristmasFest day during the 15-day holiday celebration.  Special hours on Christmas Eve are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per person for admission and will include skating, skate rentals, admission to all rides and attractions. Skating lessons, photos with Santa, face painting and cookie decorating will be charged separately. Group tickets are available for only $15 each when 10 or more tickets are purchased in advance.

Back by popular demand is the Gingerbread Exhibit which will feature dozens of New Orleans-themed confectionary creations of local landmarks by renowned chefs.

12374903_915912271826268_5203920128055231922_oNOLA ChristmasFest will display thousands of dazzling lights and dozens of Christmas trees decorated by New Orleans businesses. Additionally, Convention Center Boulevard will once again be draped in holiday décor and mesmerizing lights synced to traditional and contemporary Christmas music. This year’s dazzling display will extend for nearly two miles, lighting the way to NOLA ChristmasFest from Poydras to Henderson Streets connecting with the stretch of holiday lights along Canal Street. Click here for more information.

About Mulate’s The Original Cajun Restaurant:

Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant is located right across the street from the entrance to NOLA Christmasfest. We would like to invite you to come over for a bite to eat before you hit the skating ring and tour the Gingerbread Exhibits. Mulate’s is known as the original Cajun restaurant, famous for preserving and celebrating the food, music and culture found in the small towns and along the bayous of south Louisiana. Click here to see our menu.