New Orleans Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended New Orleans Seasonal & holiday activities

New Orleans: Cemetery Bus Tour At Dark with Exclusive Access

1. New Orleans: Cemetery Bus Tour At Dark with Exclusive Access

Experience the spooky side of New Orleans on a tour of the city and one of its most haunted cemeteries. Listen to chilling tales from your local guide and learn about the darker parts of the city's history. See how an EMF reader is used in real life. First, grab a cocktail or beer at your meeting location before the tour. Then your tour guide will lead the way with an EMF Reader and explain how to use them to search for paranormal activity. Then, travel to two different locations and explore haunted New Orleans cemeteries at night. Our guides will have EMF readers to help locate any spirits or paranormal phenomena.  Finally, see the videos of documented ghosts and spirits that haunt several locations from your tour. Conclude your tour by following your guide to a burial ground of spirits who met their unfortunate fate in a tragic pandemic event.

New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

2. New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

Listen to stories of witchcraft and keep watch for spirits on a guided city walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the historical French Quarter, as you indulge in stories of magic, ghosts, vampires, and voodoo practitioners from your expert guide. Travel to several of the city's venerated neighborhoods, soaking up stories about the witches, ghosts, vampires, and Voodoo practitioners who have contributed to the city's colorful past. Meet your local guide and set off on a journey through New Orleans’ haunted history. Pass outside well-known sites such as Muriel’s Restaurant and the Old Ursuline Convent. See the exterior of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where bloodletting and leeching took place in the 19th century. From the outside, see the house where Jacques Saint Germain — who was rumored to be a vampire — once lived. Plus, hear chilling tales of LaLaurie House and its mistress, Madame LaLaurie. Let your guide entertain you with local folklore as you continue past the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. The final stop of your activity is outside Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, where your spooky experience will end.

New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Murder Tour

3. New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Murder Tour

Learn about the ghostly history of New Orleans on this tour of the French Quarter. Visit famous landmarks, hear fascinating stories, and immerse yourself in the haunted world of this atmospheric district. Make your way to the French Quarter to meet your historian guide. Visit places like the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on 'American Horror Story Coven'), May Bailey's Brothel (as seen on Travel Channels 'Ghost Adventures'), and many other sites. Embark on the only ghost tour in New Orleans with access inside a haunted building. Enjoy a tour that is kid and alcohol friendly. Take a leisurely stroll through the haunted history of New Orleans´ French Quarter with frequent stops and restroom breaks.

New Orleans: Christmas Eve Bonfire Experience

4. New Orleans: Christmas Eve Bonfire Experience

For many years this Cajun community has built huge wooden structures along the Mississippi River levee to be lit up in flames. The bonfires, built in the shape of cabins, tepees, or riverboats, light the way for Papa Noel to arrive in Bayou Country. Experience the "feux de joie", or fires of joy via our Bonfire Express Tour. This tour includes round-trip, narrated motorcoach transportation from New Orleans to the bonfire site. A police escort will then accompany a "sleigh of coaches" to view the bonfires.

New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

5. New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

Discover New Orleans’ famous locations in the French Quarter while playing the role of a ghost trying to reach the afterlife. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Jackson Square, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous LaLaurie Mansion. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

Spooky Family Ghost Tour

6. Spooky Family Ghost Tour

Taking the whole family on vacation to New Orleans? The charming city isn’t just for adults! The supplier offers a kid-friendly and just-scary-enough Ghost Tour of NOLA that the whole family can enjoy. All ages of chill-seekers will love this guided tour of the French Quarter, a neighborhood brimming with eerie secrets and supernatural activity. As you walk to some of the most haunted locations in the city, experience spooky stories and unexplained events—all made appropriate for adults and kids alike. You and the little ones will go on a storytelling adventure through the beautiful- and haunted- French Quarter that your kids will talk about the whole way home! 

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What people are saying about New Orleans

Had a great time on the tour with our guide and he told us some interesting stories of the French Quarter. It is a lot or walking but very doable. Parking is always a nightmare there (pardon the pun) but a movie was filming nearby and that made it worse. One of the places where I took some pictures, the scene of mass murders decades ago, not one of the pictures came through on my phone camera. All the others that night were fine and they hadn't been deleted because I never delete photos. I wonder if some of the spirits wanted to be left alone!

We signed up for this tour as our first outing in NOLA. I can’t express enough how enjoyable as well as educational this was. Jeff is a GREAT guide. Full of knowledge, great personality & quick witted. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.

Jeff was awesome!!! Very knowledgeable! Very funny and gave a great tour! I would 100% do this again

Very good tour. Extremely informative and worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed.

John and Bruce provided a very memorable tour for our group. Thank you.