It’s a New Orleans Christmas on Magazine Street

Christmas decorations at St. James Hotel

With its assortment of unique shops, fun cafes, and artistic sense of local flair, Magazine Street has always been a popular place to spend your day shopping and enjoying NOLA. When it’s Christmas time, there are even more reasons to take a stroll down this iconic 6-mile street. Whether you’re finishing up holiday shopping, tackling a last-minute gift-grabbing marathon, or taking a break to enjoy a tasty nibble, Magazine Street has it all. 

Besides seeing all of the different shops and businesses dressed in their holiday best, you’ll find lots of merriment on Magazine Street. Here are a few ways to enjoy Christmas along this popular promenade:

NOLA Flora -- Looking for some seasonal flowers to brighten up your holiday tablescape? Or perhaps you need a few quirky finds to fill those holiday stockings? This local florist and gift shop specializes in artistic arrangements featuring the freshest of flowers and made by a team of their very own “flower ninjas.” The boutique also showcases unique pieces made by local artists and global-inspired gifts that are sure to put a smile on your face. 

The Vintage NOLA -- This charming and fun eatery is all about spending time with good friends and enjoying some delicious bites, fabulous coffee, and simply taking time to savor the little things in life. Whether you want a warm beignet or a tray of milk and cookies (complete with bourbon-spiked milk) or you want to try some alligator poppers, The Vintage is the perfect place to rest your feet and relax while you take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle. While you’re there, scratch another gift off your shopping list, you can get a $20 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $100 gift card. 

Earthsavers Uptown -- Give the gift that keeps on giving and treat someone special to a relaxing massage or facial at this luxurious and serene spa. For over 25 years, this local spa has been striving to help people recognize that beauty starts from within, and they offer a wide assortment of services and products to help you take care of yourself, and your loved ones, from head to toe. In fact, after prepping for the holidays, you might want to unwind a little yourself. 

Magazine Antique Mall -- If you’re looking for a truly unique and original gift, check out the interesting vintage and antique pieces that fill every nook and cranny of this local 6,500-square foot antique and collectibles shop. You can find New Orleans-inspired gifts, trinkets that stir up memories of Christmases past, or some fun and intriguing items are sure to spark quite a few conversations. 

Sucré -- When you’re finished browsing through the antique mall, make sure to stop into this stunning sweet shop next door. After all, what’s Christmas without some sweets and treats? This classic dessert mecca features chocolate from Switzerland, French macaroons, gourmet coffee, and so much more. You definitely don’t want to pass it by during your visit to Magazine.

Whether you want to relax, shop, admire local art or sip on a crafty cocktail, you can do it all on one street. Make sure to add a stroll down Magazine Street to your Christmas list, and get ready to soak up lots of local flavors and holiday spirit! When you’re finished, kick back and relax in your elegant hotel room at the St. James Hotel or enjoy a warm beverage in the inviting lobby. No matter how you decide to cap off your evening, you’re sure to feel welcome and right at home. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!