winter 2022

The Stage Is Set... Show-Stopping Classics, Comedies, Crooners & More!

December 15, 2022
Whether you’re a fan of the classics or prefer contemporary, there’s something to warm the heart and soul every music and performing arts lover this winter. Get into the holiday spirit with The Nutcracker ballet, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical or enjoy traditional holiday tunes performed by renowned singers Chris Isaak and Lauren Daigle. Get ready to laugh out loud with award-winning comedians, tap your toes to top musicals, and dance without care at exhilarating concerts. Bravo!

House of Blues –

Flourishing in Full Swing

December 15, 2022
The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates the history of jazz in all its forms through dynamic interactive exhibits, multi-generational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances. It promotes the global understanding of jazz as one of the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art forms in world history.

Celebrate the Season French Market Style

December 15, 2022
Make your holiday season merry and bright with a visit to the historic French Market District. Celebrating 200 years of commerce, community and culture, the iconic open-air market and neighboring areas that make up the French Market District are bursting with holiday magic and good cheer.

From Christmas to Carnival

December 15, 2022
New Orleans is magical year-round, but there is something extra special about this city during the holidays and winter months. From Christmas to Carnival season, there is a lot of excitement packed into this short time period. Our unique culture gives tourists and locals alike an added layer of celebration to time honored traditions of the holidays. And the great thing about traditions is it’s never too late to start a new one.

Bowl Me Over... It's Gumbo Time!

December 15, 2022
Ask any New Orleans native “Who makes the best gumbo?” and most will reply, “My Mama,” or “My Maw-Maw.” And while that’s probably true, you don’t have to look very hard to find a tasty bowl of this distinctly Louisiana dish, which is proudly spooned up in casual and fine dining establishments all over town. The name gumbo is derived from the word “gombo,” which translates to “okra” in many West African languages. Generally, gumbo is a roux-based soup thickened with okra or filé, which is an herbal spice made from dried and ground sassafras leaves.

Holidaze on the Rocks

December 15, 2022
Oh, it’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails! I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red, because it’s the most wonderful time of the year! May all your joys be true joys, and all your pain champagne! Admittedly, 2022 has been a bit rough, but New Orleans is always a place for celebration as we are always among the first to toast with a drink crafted for the season. Let’s eat, drink, and be merry! The “holidaze” and cocktails go together like gumbo and ile. At this most festive time of year, cheers and toasts abound!

Big Headz and Flying with Celebrities: That’s Just Perfect

December 15, 2022
Tell me if this has happened to you: you are getting ready to go to the club. Suddenly you see a dazzling, attractive, perfectly put-together version of what you think might be you, looking back at you from the mirror. Shocked, you move slowly up to the mirror and stare your reflection down as if this glorious version of you, at any moment, might suddenly vanish before your eyes. Then it doesn’t, and you realize this is going to be great night.

Yeah, this has happened to you?

JAMNOLA Redefining What It Means to Love NEW ORLEANS

December 15, 2022
I love a freak show. You know, the real kind, with the Bearded Lady, the Strong Man, the Lobster Boy, and the twins that are stuck together. Oh, sure, I gravitate to the darkness and spooky factor of it all, but what I really love about a freak show is that it’s essentially an assortment of human beings with remarkable talents and unique attributes who’ve managed to figure out a way to market themselves to the world and turn a real thorn in their sides into something profitable. Throw up a few red and white striped tents, and some flashy blinky lights, and it’s a party.