I have been to New Orleans many times but never in the winter. How heavenly to bundle up in scarves and gloves and experience some cold weather at Christmas time. When I arrived, I put on my Rudolph glasses and walked into Starbucks where my granddaughter Kaitlynn works. I asked if they served reindeer. Everyone laughed, and my slightly embarrassed granddaughter said, “That’s my grandmother”.

I arrived for 11 days of holiday fun with Kaitlynn before heading back home together for Christmas.

We saw the New Orleans Ballet Company’s version of The Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theater. It was a lighter and more humorous version, closer to the original story. The Orpheum was built in 1921, beautiful architecture including the narrow aisles and steep tiered seats. Getting to our seats was quite an adventure.

Roosevelt Hotel across the street with a beautifully decorated lobby. Took a few pics and then beat out of there. Never saw so many people in a hotel lobby in my entire life!


Part 2 –  In City Park for  “Celebrations in the Oaks”.