It wouldn't be Christmas without Christmas Carols and Concerts. There are several great traditions of both in New Orleans. Here are the best.
Caroling in Jackson SquareOn December 18, 2011 at 7pm in Jackson Square the Patio Planters will host the tradition as Jackson Square brims with candle-lit faces and song-lit spirits as high as the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral. Candles and song sheets provided. Gates open at 6:30 pm and caroling begins promptly at 7pm. For more information visit the official website. Free and open to the public.
Cathedral Christmas ConcertsThroughout most of December at the historic, St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, local choirs and New Orleans artists herald in the season with nightly concerts of Christmas carols and gospel favorites in one of the country's most historic churches. Concerts start at 6pm and last about one hour. Get the Schedule.
Caroling and Art Market in Faubourg MarignyOn Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Frenchmen and Royal Streets at the edge of the French Quarter, The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association hosts its annual caroling in historic Washington Square. Song sheets and candles provided. There's also a great art market with local artisans for Christmas shopping. The art market if from 10 to 4. This year the event will also include a tour of homes in the area. That event will happen from 12 to 4pm. There are lots of great restaurants in this neighborhood, so have some dinner and come back for candlelight caroling at 6pm. Call (504) 945-8014 or visit the official website for more information. Free.