Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by NOLA ChristmasFest.
NOLA ChristmasFest :: What You Need to Know Before You Go – 2021 Edition
Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated NOLA ChristmasFest, hosted and produced by The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC). This one-of-a-kind indoor holiday extravaganza is presented by Coca-Cola and will feature spectacular festive events and holly jolly activities for the whole family. The event will run from December 17th- 22nd and December 25th-30th, 2021. Sponsors for this year’s event include Capital One, Raising Cane’s, Urgent Care for Children, and First Bank & Trust.
What Changes Will There Be to NOLA ChristmasFest for 2021?
Tickets will be available for advance or for onsite purchase during box office hours. To keep guests safe and encourage social distancing due to COVID-19, the festivities will be divided into 4.5 hour time slots with limited capacity. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early to receive desired time slots as some popular times will sell out.
How Much Are Tickets to NOLA ChristmasFest?
Ticket prices are $20 during weekday admissions and $25 for Saturday and Sunday admission (plus taxes and service charge). For more information on ticketing, click here.
What Activities Will Be Available This Year?
This year, NOLA ChristmasFest will return to in-person festivities with its ‘re-imagined’ ice zone, The Big Freezy, which will include New Orleans’ only real ice-skating rink, an expanded magical slope slide area with three lanes, plus a brand-new ice bocce court. The ever-popular Skating with Santa special event will be back in action for the second time. All ages are welcome to join the New Orleans North Pole experience and participate in the re-imagined magical holiday activities.
What COVID Safety Protocols Are In Place for NOLA ChristmasFest 2021?
Safety for guests and employees is a top priority at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The status of the 2021 NOLA ChristmasFest is subject to change in response to local guidelines and restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center continues to comply with state and local mandates related to COVID-19. Currently, the mandates in place include:
- Attendees ages 12 and over, will be required to show proof of vaccine and/or a negative PCR or antigen test within 72 hours in order to gain entry with their ticket.
- Attendees ages 11 and under do not have any additional requirement on their entry.
- Masks are not required, but strongly encouraged. (Subject to change based on City/State guidelines) Information about on-site safety protocols and/or any admission requirements will be updated as it becomes available.
Are Groups Welcome to NOLA ChristmasFest?
NOLA ChristmasFest is also a great place for groups and corporate events. Special advance group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more, for $15 per person (plus taxes and service charge).
Where Do We Park to Attend NOLA ChristmasFest?
Parking will be available across from NOLA ChristmasFest’s Hall H entrance. Visitors are also encouraged to take advantage of very affordable Papa Noel hotel rates to enhance their holiday stays.