Christmas Eve Bonfire Adventure Tour

Celebrate a time honored Louisiana tradition - the lighting of the bonfires on the banks of the Mississippi River!  The Bonfire Adventure Tour includes round-trip narrated motor coach transportation and a guided tour of the San Francisco Plantation, built in 1855 and reported to be the most opulent plantation house in North America. It is a galleried house of the Creole open suite style, nestled under centuries old Live Oaks and contains one of the finest antique collections in the country.  This house inspired the novel “Steamboat Gothic” written by Frances Parkinson Keyes. A traditional Christmas dinner will be served on the property. 

A police escort will then accompany our “sleigh of coaches” to view the bonfires that light the way for Papa Noel (our Cajun Santa Claus) to bayou country.  For many years this Cajun community has built mammoth wooden structures such as cabins, tepees, & riverboats along the Mississippi River levee.  Come see the "feux de joie" (fires of joy)! [Some walking is necessary.] 

Tour departs at 2:30 pm from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office located at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock) and returns at approximately 9:00 pm.  The cost is $113.00 adults, $76.00 children, & $101.75 groups (10+). Cost includes the guided motor coach tour, group escort, eggnog, a guided plantation tour, dinner, taxes, meal gratuities, and a surprise souvenir. 

Menu includes: Fried Turkey, Corn Bread Dressing, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Haricots Verts (Green Beans), Giblet Gravy, Yeast Roll, Homemade Bread Pudding & Soft Drink/Water/Tea/Coffee Station.  Vegetable Lasagna dishes are available but must be reserved one week in advance of event. Full Cash Bar (liquor, wine & beer) will be available. 




6.5 hours (includes travel time)

Departure Time:

December 24, 2015

Departs From:

Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter)


Adult: $113.00
Child: $76.00
Group: $101.75
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults.
  • Prepaid reservations are required and we highly recommend that you book these tours by December 18. Subject to availability we will take reservation through the tour date. Please call 504-569-1401 or 800-233-2628 for further details.