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Christmas Fest grows, boasts larger ice rink and ice slide

Rob Krieger skates on the ice rink at NOLA Christmas Fest Rob Krieger skates on the ice rink at NOLA Christmas Fest
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The only ice skating rink in the Crescent City opens today as NOLA Christmas Fest gets underway.

The annual tradition in the Morial Convention Center gives families a chance to dive into a winter wonderland in the heart of New Orleans.

The festival costs $20 to enter and visitors can get a $5 discount if they bring a Coke product. Tickets include ice skating, the ice slide, inflatables, and carnival rides.

This year organizers increased the size of the ice rink and added a second slide to accommodate families and visitors.

The Christmas Fest will be open until New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Christmas Day from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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