NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans City Park is proud to host Toys for Tots and the Marine Corps Reserve. Bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $15 with the receipt tapped to the gift to the drop off location under the Dripping Snow Tree in the Botanical Garden. For each gift given, a free train ride coupon will be issued.

Date to bring toy: Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Train Ride Information: The train is located in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park near the Ferris wheel. The train runs each night Celebration in the Oaks is open and closes 30 minutes before the event. Everyone needs a ticket to ride except very small children who can ride on a parent’s lap.


Additional events:

Campfire Village: NEW this year – S’mores! Enjoy the snow!
Mutt Monday: Bring your friendly leashed dog to the Botanical Garden and take fun holiday photos or ride the train together.
Storytime in Storyland: Listen to local authors read stories aloud in the land of fairy tales.
Yoga Class: Stretch in a free class under the lights.
Trees on Hilton Santa Claus Lane: Marvel at Christmas trees glittering in the night.
Entertainment: Experience it live each night in the tent.
Photos with Santa: Through Dec. 23rd: See Santa in the gazebo; coupon on the link.