Neighborhoods and Activities in Baton Rouge


A Rural Life Christmas in Baton Rouge Louisiana

One of my favorite places to go in the Baton Rouge area is LSU 's Rural Life Museum and Burden Estates.  Coming in just a few days is their annual Christmas celebration called "A Rural Life Christmas".  This is a living history event, where artisans in costume  recreate Christmas festivities of the nineteenth century.  You and your family experience sugar cane grinding, syrup making, candle dipping and other activities.  An old church comes to life with renowned gospel choirs singing hymns.  Enjoy hot cider and Louisiana style food...Jambalaya dinners.  A Civil War encampment will feature the soldiers in their winter quarters.


Children will thrill to horses and soldiers and play old fasioned games, sing carols and ring handbells.  There will be an assortment of old fashioned crafts and hand made gifts for purchase for the holidays.  Hot apple cider and cookies are always a treat.  Here my grandson was allowed to ride one of the calvary horses at the fall festival.  He didn't stop talking about it for days!


Old fashion hay ride tours are another highlight of the event.


This event is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.  If you are traveling to Louisiana, or just living here, this is one of the best events for children of all ages. 


Mark December 7, 2008 on your calendars!


Comment balloon 4 commentsAnn Dail • November 25 2008 06:40PM



Wow, that sounds wonderful.  I wish I wasn't all the way across the country I would put it on my holiday to do list.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday season!

Posted by geri wehry, your agent for life (RE/MAX Select R.E.) over 11 years ago

Maybe you can visit Louisiana one day!  Lots of fun stuff to see and do + much history in the plantations.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) over 11 years ago

Hi: My youngest daughter, Casey was just in New Orleans and said she was surprised at how much work there was still to be done. Her group was clearing away fallen tress and brush.

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Posted by Kelly Willey, Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate (Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND) over 11 years ago

Yes, many don't realize that large areas of New Orleans are still untouched from Katrina's destruction.  There are 2 primary reasons:  every home that's rebuilt has to be raised above flood plain height...that can be several feet...and it's almost every house in New Orleans area   And FEMA money for those not covered by insurance is still not released.   So you see large areas, some whole subdivisions, especially the low lying ones, untouched.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) over 11 years ago