NOLA ChristmasFest Extend Hours Due To Record Breaking Crowds
NEW ORLEANS – With record attendance so far at this year’s NOLA ChristmasFest, officials have announced that they are extending the hours of operation this Christmas weekend inside the Great Hall in the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.
The new extended hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Christmas Eve from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Christmas Day from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thousands of families have packed the convention center for Christmastime merrymaking with the city’s only authentic ice skating rink, amusement rides, holiday characters and giant inflatables all under one roof as part of the biggest family holiday indoor event in the area.
Today, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, and tomorrow, Wednesday, December 23, are Coca Cola Student Discount Days where all school students 17 and under with a valid student ID will receive a $5 discount on the All Access Pass.
NOLA ChristmasFest offers discounted parking at the Hilton Whale Surface Lot located in front of the Riverwalk, the Hilton World Trade Center Garage and the Fulton Garage on Convention Center Blvd.
Parking discount details are available on the website.
Single day general admission tickets are $5, and they grant access to the Amazing Maze, the Kringle Carousel, Santa and holiday characters and beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
Single day all-access tickets are $20. All-access tickets gain entry to the ice skating rink, rental of one pair of skates, carnival rides, inflatables, the Amazing Maze, Santa and holiday characters and the Great Hall of Trees.
NOLA ChristmasFest is sponsored by Entergy, Capital One, UnitedHealthcare, P&N Postlethwaite & Netterville, Raising Cane’s, Alamo Security, Southern Eagle, Centerplate, Coca Cola and Freeman in partnership with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event is presented by the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and coordinated by Diane Lyons and ACCENT-DMC.