New Orleans is one of the most authentic and beloved cities, and it is spectacular during the Christmas holidays," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) November 19, 2015
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, (NOTMC) and French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) bring the Christmas holidays to visitors in a unique and authentic way, with much to see, do, and savor.
“New Orleans is one of the most authentic and beloved cities, and it is spectacular during the Christmas holidays," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Our moderate temperatures allow visitors to get out of the colder climates and enjoy their own holiday traditions while celebrating the unique traditions that make New Orleans especially magical during this time of year.”
Over 100 quality holiday events are coordinated by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Activities include free concerts and cooking demonstrations, as well as tours, Reveillon dinners, custom attractions, and great shopping. The joy is spread over more than a month of festivities from November 19 through Twelfth Night, January 6th, 2015.
"Holiday fun can be experienced around the city,” said Mark Romig, President and CEO of NOTMC. “From NOLA ChristmasFest at the Convention Center, to Celebration in the Oaks at City Park, to historic French Quarter caroling and old-fashioned Christmas performances with the Victory Belles at the National WWII Museum, the city welcomes all with sparkling lights, holiday sounds, and traditional food and drink.”
Seasonal celebration highlights include:
- Papa Noel hotel rates discounted up to 25% at over 50 area hotels and bed and breakfast establishments
- Christmas caroling by candlelight in Jackson Square
- Free concerts at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter and St. Augustive Church in Treme
- Great Christmas shopping with many discounts offered around the city
- Many events like the Reindeer Run & Romp
- Over 45 restaurants serving Reveillon dinners starting at $34
- 60 holiday events, 22 of which cost nothing.
- Entertaining historic characters strolling through the French Quarter from 'Louisiana History Alive!'
“You can learn about our festive season by going to followyourjoy.com,” said Marci Schramm, Executive Director of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. “The free Christmas New Orleans Style guidebook can be found there or it is available from a concierge or at a Visitor’s Center once you arrive. It includes everything there is to experience, eat, and drink during the holidays in New Orleans.”
The fifteen-second 'Follow your Joy' spot features the voice of actor and New Orleanian John Goodman, along with a soundtrack by the New Birth Brass Band. The spot is airing nationally on YouTube. In addition, a social media campaign will cover 12 regional markets including Houston, Memphis, Mobile-Pensacola, Shreveport, Jackson, Baton Rouge, Montgomery, Lafayette, Columbus-Tupelo, Monroe-El Dorado, Gulfport-Biloxi, Lake Charles.
The thirty-second NOTMC television spot Family NOLA will be aired nationally on ABC/Disney network TV stations in 7 key markets including Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, Tampa, Boston, and Dallas. Programming highlights include prime time holiday shows 'It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'; 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving'; and 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'.
A holiday website, http://www.FollowYourJoy.com, showcases 'Christmas New Orleans Style' events, listing holiday concerts, cooking demos, Christmas shopping, Reveillon dinners, and Papa Noel hotel rates. Additionally, visitors and locals are invited to share their favorite New Orleans holiday moments on Instagram and Twitter by tagging their photos with #FollowYourNOLA and #FollowYourJoy. Consumers may also follow VisitNewOrleans on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and the GoNOLA.com blog. .
To learn more about Christmas New Orleans Style, and to see the 2015 CNOS guidebook listing all scheduled events, visit FollowYourJoy.com or FQFI.org. Hotel reservations, including special citywide rates, can also be booked via direct links to hotels on FollowYourJoy.com. The spots are viewable online at GoNOLA-TV found on YouTube.