It's that time of year again, the streets are beginning to twinkle and sparkle at night. The weather has turned a little cooler (occasionally anyways). The people along the levees are preparing the annual bonfires to be ready for Christmas Eve. Yup, that little magic you feel, that's Christmas in the air.

We live in a fun and exciting city and there's lots to do to enjoy this holiday season. Here is a list of some fun Christmas joy to join in on with family and friends this year!

  • Celebration in the Oaks: (Open November 29 to January 1st) This year for the first time since before Katrina, the park will top one million lights displayed through the park. Learn More Here

  • Audubon Zoo Lights: (Open Select Nights November 29 to December 30) Bring the family to wild, glowing wonderland! Learn More Here

  • Miracle on Fulton Streat: (Open November 29 to December 21) Harrah's transforms Fulton Street into a winter wonderland. Enjoy the hourly "snowfall", twinkling lights, and larger than life tree and gingerbread display. Learn More Here

  • Waldorf Wonderland at the Roosevelt Hotel: (Open December 3 to January 4) There's nothing better for a New Orleans Christmas than taking a stroll through the Roosevelt hotel lobby to see the stunning holiday display. Learn More Here

  • Christmas in the Park: (Open December 6 to December 30) The annual holiday exhibit at Lafreniere Park lights up of the holiday nights with thousands of twinkling lights. Learn More Here

  • Kenner Christmas Village: (Open Friday and Saturdays, December 6 to December 28) The Kenner Christmas Village illuminates this holiday season with lights and animated scenery. Learn More Here

  • Christmas under the Stars: (Open December 6 & 7, and December 13 & 14) Slidell's annual holiday celebration sparks the holiday spirit in anyone with it's life size Christmas cottages, the parade of trees, and the nativity. Learn More Here

  • St. Tammany Annual Holiday of Lights: (Open Weekends, December 6 to December 14) Enjoy the holiday cheer of the annual light display of Koop Drive in Mandeville. Learn More Here

  • Pontchatoula Christmas Lighting: (December 6) Join in on the holiday fun when the mayor of Ponchatoula flips the switch to light up the town with Christmas cheer! Learn More Here

  • Luna Fete: (Open December 12 to December 15) New Orlean's free festival of light, art and technology brings its interactive holiday lights back again this year. Learn More Here

  • Deck the Rails at Covington Trailhead: (December 14) Come see the lighting of the Covington Trailhead and stay to enjoy an outdoor movie and craft activities! Learn More Here

  • Lights on the Lake Celebration & Boat Parade: (December 14) Come see the stunning boat lit up in their holiday flare at the New Canal Lighthouse. Learn More Here

  • Slidell's Bayou Christmas: (December 18 to December 23) Featuring more than 80,000 dazzling lights animated to holiday music in Slidell's Heritage Park. Learn More Here

  • NOLA Christmas Fest: (Open December 20 to December 31) The family-friendly indoor Christmas festival returns to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center this year. Come enjoy the decorated trees, carnival rides, and indoor ice skating. Learn More Here

  • Eden Isles Christmas Boat Parade: (December 21) It's a Louisiana Christmas on the water! Head on out to Marina Drive to watch the lit up boats sail by! Learn More Here

  • Festival of the Bonfires: (December 24) Join in as the bonfires are lit across the levees to lead Papa Noel into Louisiana for Christmas Eve. Learn More Here