The holidays in 19th-century New Orleans were celebrated through out December and into January. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were set aside for religious celebrations. Parties were held on New Year's Day and Three Kings Day. Parades were held throughout the city on January 8th as a memorial to the Battle of New Orleans. Children in the 19th-century celebrated the holidays with visits from Papa Noel, parties, and games.
On December 27th and 28th, children ages 6 to 12 are invited to experience these traditions and others at the Hermann-Grima House. They will enjoy ornament making, hearth cooking, and games while learning about 19th-century holiday traditions. A guided tour of a decorated 19th-century home will be included.
Please contact Jenny Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.