When it comes to holiday light displays in New Orleans, there's a lot to see. This year, we really gave it our all to see all of our favorites in one night at our first ever New Orleans Holiday Hotel Champagne Crawl. With one week to go until Christmas, you still have time to see it all too. Here's our must see itinerary, complete with suggestions of where to grab a drink if the bar is too crowded at your destination!
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1. WINDSOR COURT - 300 GRAVIER STREET
The Windsor Court has one of the largest trees I've ever seen, snuggled right on in to their beautiful hotel lobby. This place is gorgeous even without Christmas decor, so the magic of the season really pushes it over the top. Grab a cocktail at the bar, settle into a a cozy couch and let your posh night begin.
2. SHERATON NEW ORLEANS - 500 CANAL STREET
The Sheraton New Orleans builds a gingerbread masterpiece every year. This year's must see bake is a replica of the St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo. While here, grab a black and gold mimosa with gold flake champagne and a layer of black cherry.
3. HOTEL MONTELEONE - 214 ROYAL STREET
I love the Carousel Bar any day of the year, but especially during the holidays. The Hotel Monteleone's trees are gorgeous against their painted antique painted ceilings.
4. OMNI ROYAL ORLEANS - 621 ST. LOUIS STREET
The Omni Royal's moody Rib Room bar makes a great reprieve from the Grand Central Station vibe of the holidays at the Carousel Bar. Covered in dreamy iron lattice work and antique lanterns, the architecture of this place will have you swooning.
5. THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW ORLEANS - 921 CANAL STREET
This one is my favorite stop of the night. Between the giant gingerbread streetcar adorned with New Orleans' most famous faces, the dreamy starry lobby light display and Jeremy Davenport's Christmas hits, it really can't be beat. PS- there's another elevator by the spa entrance if the front ones have a line (:
6. THE ROOSEVELT NEW ORLEANS - 130 ROOSEVELT WAY
This famous display is the cherry on top of Christmas in New Orleans. Transport yourself to a winter wonderland and get a a holiday card photo all in one stop.
Feeling crowded? Head next door to the Roosevelt Hotel Bar!
7. LE PAVILLON HOTEL - 833 POYDRAS STREET
I don't know if there are official records of this type of thing, but I'm almost positive this is the biggest Christmas tree in New Orleans. The Christmas tree smell in this room is overwhelming and glorious. Also, every night at ten they put out a peanut butter and jelly bar for their guests.
Here's the full route all mapped out:
Did I miss any of your favorite holiday hotel stops? Drop a note in the comments below.
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Happy holidays, y'all!