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Bonfire Season on the Levee

Louisiana’s River Parishes is happy to announce the return of the Christmas Eve Bonfires and the Festival of the Bonfires! Make sure you check back with for updates on the events. In the meantime, take a moment to learn about this amazing holiday tradition and to visit Saint the Alligator Bonfire and snap up some photos with him!

Bonfires on the Levee, often called Christmas Eve Bonfires by the locals, is a centuries-old holiday tradition just a short drive from New Orleans in Louisiana’s River Parishes. During the weeks that follow Thanksgiving, families and friends come together atop the Mississippi River levees to construct nearly two hundred 20-foot-high wooden bonfires that celebrate and honor the region’s storied past. Parades, festivals and open houses during Bonfire Season build anticipation for the spectacular Bonfires on the Levee on Christmas Eve.

Each year, Bonfires on the Levee is hailed by international newspapers, magazines, and television newscasters as one of the most unusual and breathtaking holiday traditions in the world.


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