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Experience festive dinners, events and more in New Orleans this holiday season

NEW ORLEANS (October 2017) – This festive season at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans promises to be the most joyful yet, with a full calendar of special events planned for both hotel guests and local visitors. The celebrations begin at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 21st with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring performances by the World War II Museum’s Victory Belles to unveil the hotel’s elaborate holiday decorations. The centerpiece will be a life-sized gingerbread house replica of the famed New Orleans ‘Wedding Cake House’ made of 750 square feet of gingerbread. The following weeks include a range of events from breakfast and tea with Papa Noel, to a decadent Reveillon Dinner, along with specialty holiday themed menus of festive meals and cocktails all season long.

  • Thanksgiving Date Fête – Allow the culinary experts at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans to remove the hassle from your holiday season. Enjoy an enhanced four-course menu featuring a seafood buffet, dessert station, unlimited Champagne and live entertainment. The four-course menu is served from 12 – 8:00 p.m. for $90/adult and $45/Petit Gourmand (12 and under).
  • Build Your Own Gingerbread House – Continue the tradition with The Ritz-Carlton as children of all ages are invited to build their own festive gingerbread house. For $140 for a table of four, guests will receive a gingerbread house with all of the decorating essentials in addition to holiday refreshments. Available December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
  • Papa Noel Tea – Join Papa Noel in The Davenport Lounge for a special holiday celebration. Children will enjoy cookie decorating, viewing The Ritz-Carlton’s one of a kind gingerbread display, and other holiday surprises. Available December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 11:00 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. for $55/person.
  • Breakfast with Papa Noel – Celebrate the season with family, friends and Papa Noel. This breakfast jubilee is sure to put the whole family in the holiday spirit with cookie decorating, festive crafts and plenty of holiday cheer. Available December 22 at 9:00 a.m. for $52/person.
  • Holiday Cocktails – Throughout the month of December, enjoy a holiday twist on classic cocktails such as the ‘Pomegranate Joy’ comprised of Champagne, pomegranate liqueur, ginger liqueur and lemon juice or the ‘Yam Old Fashioned’ made of Remy Martin VSOP, yam puree, nutmeg, clove syrup, bitters and garnished with a toasted marshmallow.
  • Reveillon Dinner – Enjoy the Creole tradition from the mid-1800s at M Bistro with a special Reveillon four-course holiday feast. Select menu items include roasted pumpkin soup with crispy andouille; port braised short ribs with potato puree and Vietnamese pickled slaw; crispy duck confit with big cherry gastrique; gianduja pabana Buche de Noel, and chocolate soufflé with a cognac sauce. The four-course dinner is served throughout the month of December for $80/adult, $40/Petit Gourmand (12 and under).
  • Christmas Eve Dinner – Celebrate the night before Christmas with our four-course Reveillion menu. The four-course menu is served from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. for $80/adult and $40/Petit Gourmand (12 and under).
  • Christmas Day Feast – Allow the culinary experts at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans to remove the hassle from your holiday season. Enjoy an enhanced four-course menu featuring a seafood buffet, dessert station, unlimited champagne and live entertainment. The four-course menu is served from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. for $90/adult and $45/Petit Gourmand (12 and under).
  • New Year’s Eve Moët Masquerade – End 2017 on a memorable note! Moёt & Chandon and M bistro are coming together to present a six- course dinner perfectly paired with Moёt’s most exciting champagnes. Jeremy Davenport performs beginning at 9 p.m. and will host the countdown to a champagne toast at midnight. The evening concludes with a special surprise giveaway. The six-course dinner is served at 8:00 p.m. for $275/person, adults only please.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans holiday happenings please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/neworleans or call (504) 524-1331.