NOTMC Announces 2012 Christmas Offerings

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and French Quarter Festivals Inc. (FQFI) have announced the early start this year of the month-long "Christmas New Orleans Style" festivities. NOTMC launched a multimedia "Christmas New Orleans Style" marketing campaign to convince visitors to spend their holiday experiencing New Orleans.

The place’s Christmas concerts, its Reveillon dining, and the holiday traditions are on offer from the beginning of "Christmas New Orleans Style" through the Super Bowl on January 12, 2013.

The 28-year-old "Christmas New Orleans Style" celebration, in 2012, features various programs produced and executed by FQFI and sponsored by NOTMC. More than 50 free events and activities are planned throughout the city spread over more than a month of festivities from December 1 through Twelfth Night, January 5, 2013.

The month-long celebration numbering over 50 events includes such promotions as: Papa Noel hotel discounted rates at 53 area hotels and five bed and breakfast establishments; Christmas caroling by candlelight in Jackson Square; 18 free concerts at St. Louis Cathedral and St. Augustine Church; discounted Christmas shopping; carriage rides through the French Quarter; 47 restaurants serving Reveillon dinners; and 12 holiday cooking demonstrations at the French market.

The NOTMC promotes the city as a leisure tourism destination throughout the year. Annually, NOTMC’s marketing campaigns include print, broadcast and Internet advertising and public relations.

FQFI is a nonprofit organization, which produces the French Quarter Festival, Satchmo SummerFest and "Christmas New Orleans Style".

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