New Orleans is a city that really knows how to get into the holiday spirit. Each year in December, homes, businesses, streetcars, and parks in the Big Easy transform into works of Christmas art, and several area hotels have even become famous Christmastime destinations thanks to their beautiful decorations and displays. Here are three wondrously decorated New Orleans hotels to visit this season.

The Roosevelt

The Roosevelt’s extravagant lobby has one of the city’s most popular Christmas displays each year. Visitors and locals alike have been enjoying its dazzling Christmas trees, gingerbread village, and more than 60,000 twinkling lights for decades. If you only have time to visit one New Orleans hotel this season, the Roosevelt is a can’t-miss holiday experience.

The Windsor Court

What could be more festive than a nearly 20-foot Christmas tree? Visit the Windsor Court this season to marvel at their enormous tree adorned with 25,000 lights, as well as a toy train display, beautiful garland, wreaths made of magnolia leaves, and additional Christmas trees throughout the hotel. The Windsor Court also hosts a special holiday tea, so don’t forget to reserve a seat to complete your Christmas in New Orleans experience.

Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel

Perfect for a city that loves to have fun, the Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel takes a more playful approach to the Christmas season. Check out their gingerbread house display this year, which is made with nearly 500 pounds of candy and 1,800 pieces of gingerbread. The Harrah’s gingerbread house often takes the shape of a well-known New Orleans landmark, such as the French Quarter’s iconic St. Louis Cathedral. This year, it’s a replica of two historic New Orleans homes featured on Preservation Resource Center.

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