We live in a city world-renowned for food, music, football, and art. While we, too, love and appreciate each of those things, one of our favorite aspects of life in New Orleans is our access to City Park. Home to the world’s largest collection of mature Live Oak trees in the world, City Park’s 1,300 acres of parkland have provided outdoor fun for generations of New Orleanians. While the park is great on any day, one of our favorite events is Ghosts in the Oaks, a celebration of non-scary Halloween fun for the whole family. During “normal years,” there are unlimited rides in Carousel Gardens, trick-or-treating in Storyland, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, and much more.
But, just because this year isn’t “normal” doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. In fact, the good folks at Friends of City Park are bringing the fun to you! This year, a Ghosts in the Oaks party pack will provide everything you need to host a Haunting at Home.
How Much Does It Cost?
Each party pack costs $99 and accommodates up to 4 people. But, only 500 packages will be sold, don’t miss out! Upon picking up your party pack, you can also purchase a “Ghosts in the Oaks” t-shirt and a professional photo (because we fully expect your group to show up in costumes!). Even better, Ghosts in the Oaks: A Haunting at Home is a fundraiser to help the Friends of City Park continue to provide improvements and beautification to New Orleans City Park all year ’round.
“With 90% of the Park’s operating income coming from self-generated funds, City Park has suffered considerably with the closing of attractions, weddings, and events due to the unprecedented global pandemic. Friends of City Park has supported the Park through fundraisers for over 40 years and our Ghosts in the Oaks fundraiser is a way that we can provide some relief this Fall,” says Stephanie Bell, Executive Director of Friends of City Park.
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When and Where Do I Pick Up My Package?
Pick up your package on Saturday, October 24 anytime between 1:00 – 5:00 pm, or Sunday, October 25 anytime between 9:00 and 1:00 pm from Reunion Shelter in New Orleans City Park.
A Little Spooky Lagniappe
Once you have your party pack, crank up the Paranormal Spotify Playlist, and take part in the activities and games whenever you choose, along with all the video series of party planning tips.
And since it’s the season when there seems to be a never-ending bowl of candy readily available, we all need to keep up our fitness routines. You can do just that with the Ghosts in the Oaks Virtual 5K where you can run or walk with your social bubble, dress in costume, and get in the spirit of Halloween. Register here for the 5K or take the route of your choice during the week of October 24th – November 1st.
Life in New Orleans is full of festivals and fun. Contact your local trusted advisor at GARDNER, REALTORS today, and let us help you create the life you love!