Give Kids The World Village Offers Chance-to-Win Experience for Mardi Gras 2020

Give Kids The World Village is offering one lucky winner a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend Mardi Gras in 2020 and ride one of the celebration’s world-famous floats.

What’s happening:

  • Give Kids The World Village is selling special “chance-to-win” tickets online from March 1 to March 31 for Mardi Gras 2020.
  • The winner will receive a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2020 and two spots on Harry Connick Jr.’s “Krewe of Orpheus” float.
  • Orpheus, founded by the singer and his father, is known for creating some of Mardi Gras’ most elaborate and visually spectacular floats.
  • The winner’s package also includes:
    • A private Krewe of Orpheus luncheon
    • Exclusive access to its black-tie ball – the Orpheuscapade
    • Costumes to wear while on the float
    • A two-night stay for two in New Orleans
    • Airfare
  • To purchase chances visit Chances can be purchased for as little as $10.
  • Proceeds will benefit Give Kid The World Village, a Central Florida-based nonprofit, which provides dream vacations to critically-ill children and their families.
  • The prize package is being provided by Give Kids The World and New Orleans-based Kern Studios. Kern is one of the world’s leading fabricators of floats, props and themed displays.
  • The contest runs from March 1 to March 31. A winner will be announced in April. The parade date is February 24, 2020.

What they’re saying:

  • Give Kids The World President and CEO Pamela Landwirth: “This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience they’re providing. Words can’t express how grateful we are to everyone at Kern for their generosity and kindness.”


  • Last month, Give Kids The World Village debuted Kelly’s Sunny Swing, a unique family attraction that’s wheelchair accessible.


Give Kids The World Village is selling special "chance-to-win" tickets for a unique #MardiGras 2020 experience: