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LSU's Special "Cajun Night Before Christmas"
A recent addition to Louisiana’s storied catalogue of sports traditions is the annual reading of Trosclair’s classic, The Cajun Night Before Christmas.” This year, the honors fell to LSU place-kicker Colby Delahoussaye.
City Hall ate up a lot of ink last week. However, the powers-that-be promise a quieter time ahead with the holidays bringing a slew of schedule changes. Today, the City of New Orleans announced their Christmas closures.
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Restaurants Open on Christmas
If you burn the bird this Christmas, there are much better options than Chinese Turkey at Bo’ Ling Chop Suey Palace. Several restaurants in the New Orleans area are open up on the big holiday and will be offering up all the traditional meals without all the dishes to was.
Tales of the Toddy in Photos
On Thursday (12.18), cocktail creators and cocktail enthusiasts converged upon the Hyatt for the 10th annual Tales of the Toddy. The holiday themed Tales of the Cocktail cousin featured whimsical drinks and outrageous costumes. Dr. Bill Copen was on hand to capture it all on film. Click on through for the photos.
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Mr. Bingle's Story
New Orleans has some unique holiday traditions and no shortage of local characters. Fusing the two realms is the Legendary Mr. Bingle. A petit snowman in the employ of Kris Kringle has deliverd Christmas joy to Louisiana kids for generations. However, Mr. Bingle's journey is no sleigh ride. The iconic seasonal symbol experienced some ups and downs, even flirting wiht extinction.
Jingle Bell Rocked
Simply crawling between pubs is a little to amateur for New Orleans. No, we need costumes and music! Enter the fifth annual NOLA Running of the Santas. Today (12.12), thousands of merry-makers will bring jolly to the CBD replete with music and festive attire.
NOFD's Annual Lists of Holiday Safety Tips
Inevitably, holiday merry making sometimes devolves into a mess making. Beyond the potential for a holiday hangover, Christmas catastrophes can sometimes be serious, even deadly. So, the New Orleans Fire Deaprtment (NOFD) once again issued their annual list of holiday safety tips.
Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Traditional Christmas tales always include a family drive on frozen roads to visit a remote farm and cut down your own tree. Here in SoLa, there probably won’t be too much snow, but there are a few opportunities to chop-your-own. A handful of farms offer top-notch trees and a great excuse for a road trip.
Christmas in July at Fox & Hound
By Lucy Leonard
When Christmastime rolls around, not all children have the same opportunity to wait for gifts to appear under the tree. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots is teaming up with local bar and restaurant Fox & Hound to change that. This Thursday (7.30), Fox & Hound will host its first Toy Collect “Fundraiser” for 2015.
Some New Orleanians are beginning to convert their Douglas Firs into Mardi Gras Trees. However, most locals are wondering what to do with the shedding Christmas trees in their living rooms. Today, Mayor Mitch and the City reminded citizens that tree recycling programs will be available this week. The discarded cheer will be repurposed to protect the coast and the wetlands.
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