Warm up at Bonfires on the Levee, just one of many unique NOLA holiday traditions.

New Orleans is fairly mild in December with average temperatures of about 64° during the day and 48° at night. It’s a great time of year to come shop for artsy, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the French Quarter and on Magazine Street and enjoy Christmas New Orleans Style, a month-long event featuring glittering holiday festivities and unique traditions

Since temps drop at night, we recommend dressing in layers (you're going to need more than a feather boa). And don’t forget to bring comfortable walking shoes. Rain gear is a great idea, too, but you can always buy one of those Bourbon Street ponchos if you’d rather not lug an umbrella.