The event begins Saturday, November 30, 2013, and runs nightly through January 6, 2014, and is free and open to the public.
The neutral ground along Convention Center Blvd. between Julia St. and Poydras St. will set the stage for “New Orleans Christmas in the District,” a series of holiday-themed large-scale light displays celebrating the culture and history of New Orleans, climaxing at the Convention Center’s new pedestrian plaza. Over 70 trees will be lit up in festive holiday colors with unique sparkling lights installed at the tops of many of the palm trees, creating a one-of-a-kind holiday environment.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is funding the event as a part of its mission to bring visitors to town, and is expected to inspire all the residents and businesses in the Warehouse/Arts District to embrace the event and help grow it annually.