You don't normally think of New Orleans during Christmas time. But we deck our center halls in our shotgun houses just like everyone else. So while you are inside, wherever you are, snuggled with your hot chocolate and powdered beignets, I thought I'd share some scenes of my city during this time of year so that you too can get into the Creole Christmas spirit.
Decorated wrought iron fence in Garden District (photo from Flickr).
The beautiful Academy of the Sacred Heart on St. Charles Avenue (an all girls' catholic school from pre-k to highschool). My sister, Vanesa, is the government teacher there and I understand I have quite a few followers from the school. I'm so honored!
There goes that Streetcar again down St. Charles Avenue. Last year, my kids, sisters and mother took it all the way down to the Fairmont Hotel (now the Roosevelt Hotel) which gets decked out in a Christmas wonderland (below).
Wish I could tell you who decorated this beautiful marble fireplace, but unfortunately, I saved this photo in my folder without a name.
The annual Christmas Caroling on Jackson Square infront of St. Louis Cathedral. Everyone gets a candle and lights it at the same time. It is a beautiful sight.
A holiday table setting by Perch in New Orleans.
Hope you enjoyed Christmas in New Orleans!