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Free Holiday Concerts in New Orleans

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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

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

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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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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 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

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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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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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Reading New Orleans: 5 Authors to Check Out

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In all art, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta have appeared as major muses for creative minds. With a history of writers from Kate Chopin to Truman Capote to Tennessee Williams, the delta region has both produced and inspired a rich literary tradition in particular. While most people think of the works of Anne Rice and Poppy Z. Brite when …

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7 Places to Take Dance Classes in New Orleans

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New Orleans is a city full of celebration, costume, music and best of all, dance. We strut in second lines down the street, twerk in the clubs, and showcase burlesque as an art form, but what if you need help putting that rhythm back in your feet or just want to get a good workout while having fun? Lucky for …

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Under 21? Where to See Live Music in New Orleans

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Whether you’re college-aged and under 21 or just looking for some family-friendly entertainment, New Orleans has live music for everyone. Among hundreds of live-music events and venues in the city, there are many options for those looking for entertainment without age restriction or the necessity of purchasing alcoholic beverages. Below, we’ve detailed the best options for experiencing the New Orleans …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans features plenty of literary offerings to tickle your fancy, with the New Orleans Book Festival and the New Orleans Comic and Zine Fest, both on Saturday. Tickle your funnybone all weekend long, starting with Lewis Black at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Thursday and at Hell Yes Fest events throughout the weekend. Take in a …

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10 Must-Try Po-Boys at Oak Street Po-Boy Festival: A Walking Guide

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The long-awaited Oak Street Po-Boy Festival takes place in less than two weeks on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Roughly 20,000 people will make their way to Oak Street to sample po-boys from various restaurants, all hoping to claim one of the seven “best” titles, including “best shrimp,” “best specialty meat” and “best oyster.” This year the menu …

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Top 5 Unconventional Tours in New Orleans

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As New Orleans gains popularity nationwide and internationally as a top-notch tourism destination, many enterprising companies offer a variety of tours running the gamut from the standard ghost tour to the red-colored double-decker riding tours that take visitors around to various parts of the city. However, some of the most interesting and engaging tours aren’t given by the biggest and …

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GoNOLA Find: Little Flea NOLA

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New Orleans may not have a Fifth Avenue or Magnificent Mile, but we do have a plethora of great shops and markets filled to the brim with rare art, old Mardi Gras costumes and hand-made goods. This week’s GoNOLA Find is one such market making its debut, Little Flea NOLA, a pop-up vintage flea market featuring some of New Orleans’ …

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Free Fall: New Orleans November Freebies

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Tom Petty doesn’t have anything on us! We are free falling all over some gems to keep you busy as fall finally begins to take hold in New Orleans. The best part is that everything listed here is free so you can enjoy the city without breaking the bank before the holidays.

National Park Service Ranger Jazz Walk

Every Tuesday …

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Insider’s Guide: 2014 New Orleans Fringe Festival

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There’s never a shortage of good things happening on stages across New Orleans at any time of year. However, the New Orleans Fringe Festival on Nov. 19-23 amps up the offerings in one gigantic, five-day, five-night celebration of the performing arts across the city. The festival brings multi-disciplinary artists from every corner and in between — performers come from across …

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