Christmas in the French Quarter
There’s nothing quite like Christmas in New Orleans, and the French Quarter is the best place to experience it all. This part of town comes alive during the holidays with concerts and special events taking place all month long, and catching a show in the Saenger Theatre is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit here in the Big Easy!
Located at 1111 Canal Street, the Saenger Theatre in the French Quarter is a magical place to be during Christmas. This theatre hosts a variety of Christmas shows throughout December, and the atmosphere is simply unbeatable. With its beautiful decor and vintage feel, the Saenger is truly one-of-a-kind; witnessing a New Orleans Christmas show here is an unforgettable experience.
So, If you’re looking for a festive and unique way to celebrate Christmas this year, make sure to check out the following holiday productions at the Saenger Theatre!
Saenger Theatre: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical is coming back to the Saenger Theatre this holiday season! Featuring the iconic hits “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”, this musical adaptation tells the story of the Grinch, a grumpy creature who sets out to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville.
Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch sets out to steal Christmas from the Whos. However, as he observes the joy and happiness that surrounds the holiday, he begins to realize that maybe there’s more to Christmas than he thought. Will the Grinch find a place in his heart for holiday cheer before it’s too late?
Featuring original illustrations by Dr. Seuss himself, the sets and costumes used in this holiday musical transport viewers into the Who’s whimsical world, and help us remember the magic of this time of year. Don’t miss your chance to see this holiday classic come to life on stage!
Dates and times vary, but you can catch the show from December 13 – 16th at 7:30 pm, or on Monday, December 19th and Tuesday the 20th at 2 pm. General admission starts at just $30 per person, making it an affordable outing for the entire family!
According to Biography, Dr. Seuss himself was the inspiration for the Grinch character in How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Apparently, he was disgruntled by the commercialization of Christmas.
Saenger Theatre: Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without a little bit of magic, and there’s no better place to find it than at the Saenger Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker! This classic Christmas ballet has been enchanting audiences for generations, and this year’s production from Talmi and Moscow Ballet is sure to be no exception.
From the moment the curtain rises, you’ll be transported to a world of make-believe, where toy soldiers come to life and an army of mice does battle with a giant nutcracker. With gorgeous costumes and sets, and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.
For the past 30 years, the Moscow Ballet has brought its world-renowned production to stages across the continent. This year, the company is celebrating its anniversary with a rebranding of the production, now titled “NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet.”
The name was chosen to reflect the diverse international cast that comes together from many parts of the world, to enhance the love of ballet and its artistic form. Tickets start at just $35, and the show will take place on December 27th at 4 pm and 8 pm. Make sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss the chance to see this enchanting production!
Looking for More Things to do in New Orleans this Christmas Season?
New Orleans is a city that comes alive during the Christmas season, and the French Quarter is especially festive with twinkling lights and joyful decorations adorning the historic buildings. With places like Bourbon Street and Decatur Street booming with Christmas Spirit, it’s surely a place you’d want to be this time of year. If you’re looking for a unique way to experience the holiday cheer, consider booking French Quarter Tours with New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours!
Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a leisurely stroll through the Quarter, pointing out all of the best-decorated buildings and landmarks, all while sharing fun facts about the history of New Orleans. So why not start planning your holiday vacation today by booking a French Quarter walking tour? It’s sure to be a Christmas season you’ll never forget!