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The Royal Sonesta New Orleans for the Annual “Royal Snownesta” Event

15:00 November 16, 2022
By: Mia Oliva

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans brings back its annual holiday extravaganza, "Royal Snownesta", for another fun filled season open to all ages. Commencing on Thanksgiving weekend and transpiring throughout the entirety of December, The Royal Sonesta is guaranteed to provide its patrons and guests with the ultimate form of Christmas spirit in Big Easy Fashion.

The Royal Sonesta is located in the midst of the French Quarter on 300 Bourbon St. and is set to be ornamented and adorned with all things festive for the season, such as dazzling lights encompassing the interior courtyard, an array of Christmas trees in the lobby, and festive ornaments enhancing the hotel's exterior as well.

The Royal Sonesta also invites locals and guests alike to enjoy craft cocktails and cuisine assembled by some of New Orleans' very best chefs and bartenders at the hotel's upscale on-location restaurant, Restaurant R'evolution. On opening day, the restaurant will offer an eagerly constructed brunch menu as well as a chef-selected holiday menu that will remain available for the entirety of December. The restaurant will be open from 11am-8pm, with both open seating and reservations available to locals and visitors, from near and far. To plan ahead your visit, be sure to check out This year, for the first time, the Jazz Playhouse (also located within the hotel) will unveil its Christmas bar along with a festively themed cocktail menu. Try something sweet and unique like a Peppermintini, or perhaps opt for something casual with a twist, such as a Cold Brew Negroni. The bar will open Monday through Friday between 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and from noon to 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Another guarantee The Royal Sonesta promises this holiday season is entertainment catering to all age ranges in attendance. For instance, memories are sure to be made with family and friends at the Sonesta's third annual Santa's Pajama Party. Children will meet Santa, decorate Christmas cookies, and revel in their favorite holiday pajamas while parents and guardians enjoy bottomless mimosas and a delectable variety of provisions.

The Jazz Playhouse will also contribute to this grand lineup of entertainment with a "Tease the Season" Burlesque show. The show will be a modern rendition of 1960s classic Bourbon burlesque with a festive twist. Performances can also be expected as courtesy of New Orleans-area elementary and high school students at the Royal Sonesta's main lobby between the days of December 1 to December 16.

And last but not least, what's a better way to conclude the Christmas cheer and bring in the New Year than checking out Big Sam's Funky Nation event at the Jazz Playhouse, with complimentary cigars, a premium buffet, and a midnight champagne toast to ring in 2023!

For further information on events and tickets, be sure to check out the Royal Sonesta's site at or call 504-586-0300.

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