Enjoy a Gay Halloween "Honeymoon" in New Orleans and Enter NOTMC Sweepstakes

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New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, NOTMC, will award a trip for two to an LGBT winner to celebrate the 30th anniversary of 'Halloween's in New Orleans' weekend to benefit Project Lazurus.

Gay Halloween in New Orleans

Gay Halloween in New Orleans

"The LGBT community historically brings thousands of visitors to New Orleans each year," said Mark Romig, President/CEO of NOTMC. "We want to ensure, as usual, the most welcoming and hospitable experience possible."

'Halloween's in New Orleans' has been a popular LGBT go-to place for many years, but this year will be even more relevant. To celebrate the recent Supreme Court ruling, upholding gay marriage in those states that recognize it, the event festivities will be playfully themed around weddings.

"Our event, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has made New Orleans the top destination of choice for gays on Halloween," said Dustin Woehrmann, spokesperson for Halloween's in New Orleans, Inc. "The weekend is filled with events, friends, community and fun, while raising money for Project Lazurus, an assisted living facility for people with HIV/AIDS."

This year, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, NOTMC, will award a trip for two to New Orleans for a lucky winner that enters its contest. The winners will be flown to New Orleans to attend the events throughout the weekend.

The four-day event offers many opportunities for fun, including a Saturday night costume party that, in past, has drawn as many as 3,000 people. It features a midnight show with renowned DJs. This year's theme, "Chapel of Love" is expected to inspire fun costumes for the on-stage parade and contest.

Other activities during the weekend will include a Thursday kick-off event called "The Wedding Shower." Friday is club night with a "Gay Bachelor Party" theme at the Civic Theatre. After the Saturday main event, the weekend will wrap up on Sunday with "The Honeymoon" brunch and second line at the House of Blues.

Since its inception, 30 years ago, the organization has raised over $4.6 million for Project Lazarus.

"We are very pleased to promote this event with a trip to New Orleans," Said Mark Romig, President and CEO, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. "The LGBT community historically brings thousands of visitors to New Orleans each year and we want to ensure, as usual, the most welcoming and hospitable experience possible."

The NOTMC sweepstakes grand prize includes the following:

One room for four-nights at the Maison Dupuy, the official hotel of New Orleans Gay Halloween, with check-in on Thursday,October 24, 2013

Brunch for two at EAT Restaurant

Dinner for two at Bistreaux in the Maison Dupuy

Two week-end passes for admission to all 'Halloween's in New Orleans' 2013 events

Two VIP wristbands for 'Halloween's in New Orleans' 2013 evening events on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2013

Round-trip air to New Orleans for two, not to exceed $500 per person

Round-trip ground transportation between airport and hotel, provided by Limousine Livery

To enter the sweepstakes, go to: http://www.neworleansonline.com/promos/2013/halloween/index.php

Restrictions apply, see official rules on the sweepstakes page for details.

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About Halloween's in New Orleans, inc.
Since its inception, 'Halloween's in New Orleans' has raised over four million dollars for Project Lazarus, and has become one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the Gulf South. The event was created to celebrate the gay community in New Orleans, to share love, a sense of family, a unique culture, and a love of showmanship, while supporting Project Lazarus in its fight against HIV/AIDS.

About New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC)
NOTMC promotes the city as a leisure tourism destination throughout the year. Annually, NOTMC's marketing campaigns include strategic print, broadcast, and Internet advertising and public relations. Website: NewOrleansOnline.com; NewOrleansMuseums.com; GoNOLA.com; RadioFreeNewOrleans.com. Social Media: Facebook.com/NewOrleansOnline; Twitter.com/visitneworleans; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/gonolatv

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