Bonfires light the way for Papa Noel
Bonfires light the way for the Cajun Santa Claus - Papa Noel! As he flies his Pirogue (sleigh) with his team of alligators (reindeer) across the sky Christmas Eve, the bonfires along the Mississippi River serve as navigational points. The River Parish communities build these beautiful structures in the weeks preceding the big night. It is a sight that everyone should see at least once. Gray Line New Orleans takes guests there each year. The Bonfire Adventure includes a plantation tour and dinner before the police escorted tour of the bonfires. For those with a little less time there is the Bonfire Express which skips the dinner and plantation tour. Both tours are sold out for 2015 so consider early reservations for 2016 and the Bonfires!