New Orleans, Louisiana has a style all its’ own. Walking through the streets of the city’s famed French Quarter can immediately transport one back to the 1800’s which many of the buildings date back to. While the city is synonymous with Mardi Gras it should not be overlooked as a wonderful destination to celebrate the Christmas season. Allow me to take you on a photographic journey to show you why everyone should celebrate New Orleans French Quarter’s Christmas style.
The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city. A place where residents have come to worship since the 1700’s is St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. This cathedral is stunning on any given day, but during the holidays it has an added sparkle. Lights twinkle in the square. Red bows make your family photos more festive and on certain nights there is even caroling by candlelight.
The best way to see all of the holiday decorations the French Quarter has to offer is to take to the streets. Walking the neighborhood is a great way to burn off those holiday treats and check out all of the lights.
This shop certainly went with the more is more motto! It completely works, however! Plus there is no better time of the year to be completely over the top than Christmas! My personal favorite were the gingerbread men adorning this upper balcony.
This house located across the street from the French Market was so so simply decorated, yet the red against the gray walls made a huge impact. Be sure to check out the French Market for local cuisine and artists who sell their goods there.
When looking for a place to celebrate the holidays I hope this post has helped you to consider New Orleans. Seeing how the city dresses up for the holiday makes it extremely inviting.
Do you have any cities that are must see’s during the holiday season? Is so, please share! And be sure to check back here for more of my favorites at Christmas time!