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Free Holiday Concerts in New Orleans

in Family Friendly, Things To Do

After Thanksgiving signals the beginning the near-constant sounds of Christmas carols and other holiday music. If hearing the sounds of the holidays is music to your ears, you’ll like the sound of these free holiday concerts happening in New Orleans.

Holidays at Hotel Monteleone

While you’re there taking in the holiday decor or sipping a festive drink at the famous …

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Holiday Home Tours: A New Orleans Holiday Tradition

December is quite a special month here in New Orleans. The French Quarter, along with much of the city, is decked out with all the trimmings and is brimming with holiday cheer. A litany of special events and dinners round out the month’s festivities. Along with réveillon dinners at local restaurants, Christmas concerts at St. Louis Cathedral, and caroling in …

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Gift Giving Season Begins: How to Shop in New Orleans

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It’s officially the holidays, and maybe you like fighting off the crowds at big-box stores and shopping malls when it’s time to shop for the holidays. Maybe it’s thrilling for you — that’s fine. But if you’re like me and think those experiences are stressful, not fun and usually not very fruitful, you can take advantage of New Orleans’ wealth …

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5 Places to Get Great Pie in New Orleans

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Pies are a big part of this time of the year, with pecan and pumpkin pies flying off the shelves of local bakeries in anticipation of the holidays. But everyone loves a pie — sweet or savory — any time of the year, especially since New Orleans has recently experienced an explosion of pie purveyors. Here’s a few of our …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

in Events, Things To Do

From classic holiday traditions like Thanksgiving Day at the races and Celebration in the Oaks, to weird and wacky events like the Robot Parade and Ball and 9th Annual 24-Hour Draw-A-Thon, this weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of things to do. Join the celebration at Bayou Classic, with festivities downtown all weekend long, or get an early start on …

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Business in the Front, Party in the Back: 2014 Bayou Classic

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A tie-breaker 40 years in the making. That’s what fans can expect at the 2014 Bayou Classic on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m., when the Grambling State Tigers take on the Southern University Jaguars in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Since the start of the rivalry in 1974, the scores are in: 20 wins for Grambling, and another 20 for Southern. …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Childhood Treats with a Twist

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New Orleans is known for bringing out everyone’s inner kid. We stay up past our bedtimes, love to dress in costumes, listen to music way too loud, and think it’s completely appropriate to eat beignets and king cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We might have to act like adults sometimes, but that’s why New Orleans restaurants create menu …

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Celebration in the Oaks Lights Up City Park

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One of New Orleans’ favorite holiday traditions is heading to City Park for Celebration in the Oaks, a massive holiday celebration and light display that’s open starting after Thanksgiving and closing Jan. 4. Celebration in the Oaks has all there is to enjoy during the holidays in one event — you can grab a hot mocha and look at lights …

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GoNOLA TV: The New Orleans Film Festival

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The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) is one of the fastest growing film festivals in the country, and it’s easy to see why. It’s got the laid-back feel of a New Orleans gathering mixed with industry clout that brings in big films, important film industry names and prime networking events for emerging filmmakers. Held every October, the NOFF is also …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Vanilla Creme Brulee

Food Recipes

Vanilla creme brulee is one of those deceptive dishes perfect for wowing guests – a creamy, thick custard with crisp topping so elegant it’s hard to believe there are only five ingredients involved. With Thanksgiving in mind, we’re sharing this recipe from Muriel’s Jackson Square. For a seasonal twist, add cranberry sauce. You can put a couple of tablespoons in …

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Going to Friendsgiving? 5 Ideas For Things to Bring

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Sometime in recent history, the concept of the “Friendsgiving” entered the holiday lexicon. Unlike a Thanksgiving celebrated at home with family or out at a restaurant, Friendsgiving refers to a gathering among the chosen family of our lives, and this occasion usually involves plenty of booze and a lot more vegan options. Sure, it’s pretty much a fake holiday, but …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Algiers Point

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Just across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter is a sleepy little hamlet of a neighborhood, Algiers Point. It’s historic, charming, and well-preserved, and its residents are some of the friendliest in a city renowned for its hospitality and kind locals. Algiers is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, founded in 1719 and first settled by Jean-Baptiste Le …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

The fun never stops in New Orleans, with festivals and family-friendly activities all weekend long. Be entertained with more than 80 different live performances around town as part of New Orleans Fringe Festival, and prepare to be wowed as Cirque du Soleil: Varekai takes the stage at the Smoothie King Center. Laugh out loud at the musical stylings of Garfunkel …

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Toddy Time: 10 Hot Drinks to Warm Your Spirits

Cocktail Culture

With the rapid approach of the holidays, that also means cooler weather, sweaters and, of course, hot cocktails. Hot cocktails are a great way to warm up, but they’re also an essential ingredient in holiday celebrations. Here are a few of our favorite hot drinks you can find around town.

Hot Cocktails in New Orleans

Cafe Brulot. A made-in-New …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Boyfriend

20 Questions Arts & Culture Music

What comes to mind when you hear the word boyfriend? The warm fuzzies? Red-hot anger? Longing? Ambivalence? New Orleans-based rapper Boyfriend hopes you experience all of this and more when you come to her shows.

Boyfriend’s real name remains a secret, and her unknown identity challenges fans to really absorb the provocative stage persona and intelligent rhymes Boyfriend has …

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LUNA Fete Brings Fantasy through Light at Gallier Hall

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“Keeping it light” is often a necessity during holiday events, whether it’s choosing crudité instead of cupcakes or opting for small talk rather than heated political debates. However, the light option isn’t always the boring one. Starting Nov. 30, the French art collective La Maison Productions will treat audiences to LUNA Fete, an avant-garde light installation incorporating elements of video …

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