New Orleans offers distinct annual traditions that kick off the holiday season. Horse racing season opens in mid-November combining thoroughbreds, slots and special Thanksgiving Meals served in the Grandstand. December finds the city aglow with 25-acres of trees and light displays at City Park; and the contemporary Luna Fete which uses New Orleans buildings as the canvas for illuminated displays and digital sculptures. Attend a fanciful Reveillon Dinner at an elegant historic restaurant. Or drive out to watch the local bonfires on the levees. The Royal St. Charles Hotel offers the perfect location to venture and experience these unique events. Book now and save.