Celebration in the Oaks | Gray Line New Orleans

Celebration in the Oaks Tour

Hop on the "Happy Holiday bus” for a narrated tour to New Orleans’ City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in the country, home to the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world.  Trees in the oldest grove are over 800 years old!

Enjoy the view of 19th century mansions, brightly decorated for the holidays, in the city’s original Creole area as we travel Esplanade Avenue, a boundary of Faubourg Treme, the subject of the hit HBO television series “Treme”.

See historic City Park transformed into a holiday wonderland.  Its ancient oak trees are aglow with massive ornaments decorated with over a million sparkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout the 2.25-mile driving tour of the Park.

Lighted exhibits include the “Who Dat” Tree, Santa Gator and “A Jackson Square Holiday”.

After Celebration in the Oaks, we will drive along Carrollton and St. Charles Avenues, past Loyola and Tulane Universities, Audubon Park and the homes of past kings and queens of Mardi Gras.   

Experience New Orleans…Christmas Style!


     6:00pm Depart from Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office
     6:30pm Arrive at City Park 
     6:30 - 7:45pm Driving tour through Celebration in the Oaks
     7:458:15pm  Driving tour along Carrollton and St. Charles Avenues
     8:15pm  Return to Gray Line Ticket Office   

We recommend that you book this tour at least one week in advance. Subject to availability, we will take reservations through the tour date.  Please call 504-569-1401 or 800-233-2628 for further details.

Celebration in the Oaks Tour

Note: Includes tour guide, minibus transportation and admission to the Celebration in the Oaks.



2.25 hours

Departure Time:

To Be Determined. Please check back on October 1.

Departs From:

Departs From: Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse St.@ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter)


Adult: TBD
Child: TBD (ages 6-12)
Group: TBD
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults on our regularly scheduled tours.
  • Private tours may be arranged at other departure times. The number of vehicles allowed each hour into Celebration in the Oaks is limited, so please book early.