Grab the kids, pack your camera and get ready to make joyous family memories with this festive DreamBreak in New Orleans. It’s a magical place to be at any time of the year, but at Christmastime, the Big Easy transforms into a spectacularly sparkly wonderland like no other.
You’ll be in the center of the action on Day 2 when you attend Celebration in the Oaks, a beloved holiday festival, complete with enchanting lights, delightful displays, live musical entertainment and much more. It’s the perfect outing to charm your inner child! At 6 p.m., you’ll be escorted from your hotel to City Park via the “Happy Holiday” bus. Along the way, pass stunning mansions decked out in festive decorations and enjoy narrated stories and legends. Once you arrive, you can walk through the 25-acre (10-hectare) park at your own pace. Marvel at millions of twinkling lights on the giant oak trees, walkways and exhibits — the festival features 1,116,700 LED lightbulbs! Have a blast exploring the grounds and experiencing the many attractions, including New Orleans Botanical Garden, featuring more than 2,000 plants, and Storyland with its larger-than-life storybook sculptures. If you'd rather, you can also use your included wristband for complimentary train rides and unlimited amusement rides in the park. By the time you’re escorted back to the hotel at 8:30 p.m., you’re sure to be full of the holiday spirit!
During free time, why not see more of the city at your own pace and visit popular sites done up in their Christmas finery, such as the lovely mansions in the prosperous Garden District? If you’d rather, you can simply hang out close to your hotel, further exploring the vibrant French Quarter, which offers countless delights — especially during the holidays. While street musicians can be found at various spots in the city, Jackson Square is the daily site of one of the best free shows in town. Perhaps you'll hear a jazzed-up version of a traditional carol!
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Your DreamBreak includes 3 days and 2 nights in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Renaissance® New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel, as well as:
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.
Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.
Rest of the evening at your leisure
Enjoy your day in New Orleans on your own or with other DreamTrippers
Rest of the evening at your leisure
Enjoy this full day at your leisure, your DreamTrips planner will send out options for activities to do to get the full New Orleans experience
Checkout of the hotel by 12 p.m.
Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 46 days or more before the start date of your trip, you will get a refund less a fee of up to US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.
*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. In the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the more restrictive of the two terms will prevail.
Name Change Policy: Name changes are not permitted for the DreamTrips Member(s) who booked this trip and are only allowed for people who are traveling with said booking member. Name changes must be done no later than November 3 and are subject to a fee of up to US$50. Name changes after this date are not allowed.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.