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People in New Orleans know how to celebrate holidays. And visitors come from all over the country to join in their festivities.
Easter Things to Do in New Orleans
Easter is no exception. If you love parades, be sure to visit New Orleans on Easter Sunday because they will have three Easter Parades.
The first parade will begin at 9:45 am at Antoine’s Restaurant and end at St. Louis Cathedral in time for the 11 am Mass. This parade features mule drawn carriages and convertibles with riders passing out trinkets to children along the parade route.
At 2 pm, the Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade sets off from the corner of Royal and St. Louis Streets. This parade features dance groups, brass bands and more.
Finally, at 4:30 pm, the Gay Easter Parade will go through the French Quarter with members of the LGTB community marching in this parade.
Another Easter tradition in New Orleans is the Crescent City Classic 10K. This is held on the Saturday before Easter. It raises one million dollars each year for local charities. It is a very colorful race with many of the participants wearing colorful tutus and others wearing unique costumes.
New Orleans Easter Dinner
You can enjoy a 5 course dinner at Cirollo Restaurant inside the historic Hotel Monteleone. Their Easter Menu will include
- Crab Cake Benedict with Gulf blue crab, poached eggs and bearnaise sauce
- Eggs Tchoupitoulas with 2 basted eggs, boudin blanc, fried green tomato and a buttermilk biscuit
- Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
- Pan Seared Diver Scallops
- New Orleans beignets with praline sauce and strawberries.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the Hotel Monteleone has provided luxury accommodations for travelers since 1886. It sits on the foot of Royal Street and its guests have the best point of departure for all things New Orleans.
If you’d like to visit the Hotel Monteleone, book your stay here and you can save $215 (41% discount).
M Bistro at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans is offering an Easter culinary celebration with a four course meal. Enjoy a great selection of fruits de mer, seasonal favorites, delicious desserts and a glass of champagne. Peter Rabbit will make an appearance. Pricing is $120 per person and $55 for children under 12.
Located in the French Quarter, the Ritz Carlton is set withing a 1908 Beaux Arts building. Experience the mysticism of New Orleans through the spa’s Voodoo Ritual or learn how to play the trumpet with in-house musician, Jeremy Davenport.
If you’d like to visit the Ritz Carlton New Orleans, book your hotel stay here to find the best available price.
San Lorenzo Restaurant & Bar
Celebrate Easter Sunday with San Lorenzo Restaurant & Bar. Their decadent Easter Buffet features
- San Lorenzo’s Seafood Tower with oysters, shrimp cocktail, stone crab claws and snapper ceviche
- Eggs Benedict
- Sourdough Pancakes
- Country Ham and Bearnaise
- Morel Mushroom Omelet
- Spiral Ham Carving Station
- Wood Roasted Prime Rib Carving Station
- Slow Roasted Faroe Island Salmon
- Elizabeth Street Cafe Macarons
- Nutella Eclairs
- Lemon Lime Tartlet
Seatings are available from 9 am to 3 pm. Pricing is $135 per adult, $65 for kids aged 8 to 12 and kids 7 and under are free.