December in the French Quarter
Ditto the hotel lobby recommendation. The Monteleone one was fabulous two years ago. The streetcars have been decorated with lights in times of yore and I assume will be this year. And the Quarter itself as the Christmas decorations proliferate--Rudolphs frozen in mid-leap off intaglio second-floor-balcony ironwork emerge ghost-like out of the fog that so often floats in off the river around Christmas.
try some Reveillon Dinners.
visit The Roosevelt Hotel lobby; the tradition of Teddy Bear teas and holiday decorations are back! in fact, pop into all the hotels to see their lobbies.
get an eggnog daiquiri for Celebration in the Oaks:
tuck into some cozy bars: Absinthe, Lafitte's, Napoleon House, Carousel Bar, French 75, Hermes Bar, Chart Room, Chartres House (has a fireplace).
get a bottle of bubbles and some go flutes from Vieux Carre Wine & Spirits and take a buggy ride thru the Qtr.
take a walking tour and see the Qtr dressed for the holidays and enjoy!
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
300 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Chartres House Cafe
601 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Vieux Carre Restaurant
201 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
re: edible complex
Good suggestions..all of them. I trust the Waldrof gang (aka Hilton) will bring back the Winter Wonderland that Someone Else (when Someone Else owned the Roosevelt) brought back ....finally. [I never referred to the place as anything other than the Roosevelt---won that one!]
I think itshould be ponted out, regarding "traditions," that it is axiomatic in New Orleans that, once you have done something twice, it is a Tradition.