Christmas Eve Bonfire Express | Gray Line New Orleans

Christmas Eve Bonfire Express

Celebrate a time-honored Louisiana tradition - the lighting of the bonfires on the banks of the Mississippi River!  The Bonfire Express Tour includes round-trip narrated motorcoach transportation to view the bonfires that light the way for Papa Noel (our Cajun Santa Claus) to bayou country.  A police escort will accompany our “sleigh of coaches” as we draw near to the bonfires. 

 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.] 

Cost includes the guided motor coach tour, group escort, bottled water, and Christmas cookies.    

NOTE: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a walk to the bonfires of approximately 3 blocks (¼ mile).

Christmas Eve Bonfire Express




Departure Time:


Departs From:

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


Adult: TBD
Child: TBD
Group: TBD
  • Group rates apply to a minimum of 10 adults.
  • Prepaid reservations are required and we highly recommend that you book this tour  by early December as it does fill up early. Subject to availability we will take reservation through the tour date. Please call 504-569-1401 or 800-233-2628 for further details.