Come celebrate the holiday season with the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses!
Every holiday season the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses celebrate traditional customs of 19th-century New Orleans. Using period decorations and classic yuletide materials. The museums interpret the importance of the holiday season and trace its development throughout the 19th-century.
The holiday season in 19th-century New Orleans was a two-week celebration. It began on Christmas with religious services and continued to January 8th with the commemoration of the Battle of New Orleans. Celebrations were also held on New Year’s Day, with friendly visits and large parties, as well as on January 6th, Epiphany or Twelfth Night (Three Kings Day). January 6th is also the start of the Mardi Gras season.
Throughout your tour of both the Hermann-Grima and Gallier homes you will experience the excitement of the Christmas season and beauty of magnolia, citrus, boxwood, and other seasonal ornaments to celebrate the season.
Tours will operate on a normal schedule but will include extra information regarding New Orleans during the holiday season in the 19th century. Please check our calendar for more information regarding special events, closures, and delays