Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party

City Park’s 26th Annual Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party was held November 16 and am I ever  glad that I decided to go.  This was my first year attending the preview party and I’m putting it on my “things to do every year” list for sure!

The party is a  3 1/2 hour cocktail attire affair,which benefits the New Orleans Botanical Garden.  It was so worth the $100 per person tickets.

Walking through the Celebration in the Oaks on any given day is a magical experience.  The adult preview party ups the ante by having fantastic food from restaurants such as Galatoire’s,Pascal Manale’s,Ralph’s on the Park and dozens of others. In addition, there’s all sorts of adult beverages (i.e. all the liquor you can handle) to  keep you going as you walk among millions of holiday twinkling lights.

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The bands were awesome! The Mixed Nuts and The Tip Tops brought the house down,

or rather, “the trees down” since it’s an outdoor event.

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It’s the perfect date night affair…food, drinks,music and a wonderland  type atmosphere.

They even had the Antique Carousel and Train operating for those of us who are nothing but big kids at heart.

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My only regret is that, I didn’t get to take a picture of Mr. Bingle while I was there.

My dogs were howling pretty bad for me to take those boots off. They just would not walk me to where Mr. Bingle was located.

That’s alright because, I’ll be there next year….with flat shoes on.

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If you only experience the preview party once, you should go…you will not regret it.

It’s a spectacular way to let your inner child come out  and play.

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10 thoughts on “Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party

  1. Hi bc, I’m so glad to see you out smiling & having fun (great pictures, especially the last one!) and I know you only ate the most healthy lite snacks. thanks! sp

    • Hey SP! Glad you like the pic! They didn’t have any healthy lite snacks but, I didn’t eat too much. I took a bite or two of whatever NS had so, it wasn’t too bad. When the festivals roll around, I don’t know what I’m gonna do….

    • Reg, you should see me at Universal Studios or Walt Disney World. Shameful…just shameful! LOL
      Anyone easily embarrassed would not want to go there with me…that’s all I’m gonna say… except,I’ll knock a kid in the head so I can take a picture with the characters :)

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