Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Holidays at the Royal Sonesta Hotel

Lasting holiday memories begin and end at one of the Crescent City’s most cherished landmark hotels.... 
  • 8th Annual Lighting of the Balconies Tuesday December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. 

    With a ceremonial “flip of the switch,” two young patients from Children’s Hospital will experience the thrill of illuminating the hotel’s elaborate wrought-iron balconies with thousands of twinkling lights.  The ceremony takes place outside the hotel's main entrance at 300 Bourbon Street with a full line-up of musical performances.  This annual celebration is free and the public is invited!
  • Holiday Choirs

    Each weekday at 12 Noon during the month of December, elementary and high school choirs from across the metro area spread holiday cheer with musical performances in the hotel’s main lobbyView choir calendar here
    Plan to drop by throughout the holiday season to enjoy the hotel’s elaborate holiday décor.
  • Royal Teddy Bear Tea 

    Beginning Saturday December 14th through Monday December 23rd, the Royal Sonesta’s Grand Ballroom is transformed into a ‘Winter Wonderland‘ where holiday characters come to life right before your eyes.  
    For reservations to the Royal Teddy Bear Tea, call our Holiday Hotline at 504-553-2328.  
  • Royal Teddy Bear Tea Ornament

    Because the Royal Sonesta embraces a ‘culture of giving,’ the hotel commissions local artist Colleen Toye to create the 2013 limited edition, handcrafted, signed and numbered ornament. Proceeds from the sale of these holiday keepsakes benefit Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  The adornments are available for $20 each and may be purchased at all Royal Teddy Bear Tea seatings or by calling the Holiday Hotline at 504-553-2328.
  • Papa Noel Package

    Enjoy all that the French Quarter has to offer this holiday season with special holiday rates beginning at $149 per night. 
  • R’eveillon Dinners

    Restaurant R’evolution:  Award-winning chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto offer a traditional 18th Century Creole “R’evellion” dinner menu on the Eve of Christmas and the New Year.  The restaurant will also offer a seasonal prix fixe R’eveillon dinner during the entire month of December as part of the Christmas New Orleans Style citywide holiday initiativeReservations are limited, so please reserve early by calling 504-553-2277.
    Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar: For the first time Desire will participate in Christmas New Orleans Style with a traditional prix fixe R’eveillon menu during the month of December. 
  • Christmas Day Champagne Brunch

    Allow Executive Chef Peter Page and his talented culinary team to delight you and your family with an unforgettable brunch with all the trimmings.
  • New Years Eve

    Ring in 2014 in the style with an exclusive New Year's Eve Blowout at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse.  Don’t miss out on this special evening as the city’s hottest musicians countdown to the New Year: The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional "Jass" Band begins at 8pm and Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers headlines the show at 11pm, then a complimentary midnight champagne toast! 
    General Admission tickets for this exclusive New Year’s Eve Blowout are just $159.00 per person and include an open bar, a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres, festive party favors, and a complimentary Champagne toast at Midnight.  Upgrade to VIP tickets for $189 per person and enjoy an open premium bar, gourmet small plates of appetizers and sweet bites, with guaranteed seating closest to the stage.  To purchase tickets call 504-553-2299. Don’t wait too long to reserve since this show will most certainly sell out!