December is a special time in New Orleans. The twinkling lights and festive holiday decorations overpower the Mardi Gras beads still hanging in the trees and balconies from years past, which typically adorn our beloved city. The whole city is decked out in lights, bows, and sparkle for this seasons' fetes.  Besides Celebration in the Oaks and the meticulous decor of the stately Garden District mansions, the hotel decorations of some of New Orleans' oldest landmarks are not to be missed!  The Roosevelt, The Monteleone, and The Columns hotels have earned the top 3 places for best decorated hotels. The Roosevelt, easily the most famous, stands above the rest with a block-long marble hallway glowing with holiday spirit!