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This New Orleans Christmas Tour will spread holiday cheer with a Big Easy twist. You normally expect to see beautiful holiday decorations on a holiday tour and you’ll certainly get that. You’ll hear about the landmarks, culture and history of the city, but New Orleans’ history is different from any other city in the world. And you’ll hear about Voodoo and the city’s ghosts and vampires. Few Christmas tours contain that, but this is the New Orleans way.
You’ll also have a chance to drink your way through the French Quarter. There will be stops so you can step into some of the lively bars along the way, if you wish, and your guide will watch the kids. When in the Big Easy, do like the locals do.
This two hour walking tour was started over 30 years ago to highlight the way residents celebrate the holidays. Your guide will lead you past dazzling French Quarter Christmas light displays. Marvel at the elaborately decorated historic homes, buildings and balconies throughout the French Quarter. This tour is a great way to experience the magic of Christmas in New Orleans and learn about the city’s history.
The French Quarter is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States. Your guide will tell you about its rich history and dark and decadent past.
You’ll see St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest operating church in the United States, in Jackson Square. The LaLaurie Mansion is one of the most extravagant and beautiful homes in the city and is considered by many to be the most haunted home in New Orleans. Paranormal equipment will be offered for use if anyone is interested. You won’t find that on many Christmas tours. New Orleans is believed to be one of America’s most haunted cities, if not the most haunted.
You’ll visit many historic locations during the tour. Your guide will tell you the importance of the historic homes, buildings and landmarks as you pass. You’ll see the homes of celebrities in the French Quarter and see where filming has taken place.
Voodoo is as much a part of New Orleans as jazz, gumbo and Mardi Gras. You’ll hear about the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, and Voodoo dolls. Learn about Voodoo ceremonies, altars and see locations where they were held.
All manner of the macabre can be found in New Orleans. It is the place where the dead refuse to stay dead. You can’t go far in the French Quarter without passing a sight infamous for its vampire lore. Your guide will point out multiple locations where vampires have been seen as well as haunted locations.
As you walk, your guide will be telling you about the history, culture and legends of New Orleans. The stories you hear will be a blend of interesting, scary and funny.
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