CNN highlights Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation highlighted for Christmas!

CNN highlights Oak Alley Plantation and 5 other grand estates for Christmas!

CNN highlights Oak Alley Plantation and 5 other grand estates for Christmas! 
 
Oak Alley Plantation - Vacherie, Louisiana
 
This gorgeous antebellum plantation along the banks of the Mississippi, named for the row of centuries-old live oaks leading up to the main house, has its share of stories -- there's an old slave quarters on site -- but the setting is hard to beat. The estate is even more enticing when embellished with fresh fruit, lush greenery and other Creole touches as it would have been in holidays past. The 1850s Christmas decor is on view all month.
Another yearly tradition here is the lively Christmas Bonfire Party, complete with costumed hostesses, a brass quintet, carolers, dancing and nonstop food and drink, culminating with hot chocolate and beignets from 11 to midnight. This year's bonfire event on December 7 is already sold out, so if the idea is enticing, mark December 6 on your calendar for next year's blaze. Eats and beats also dominate the Christmas Sunday Jazz Brunch held a couple of weekends later on December 22 and reservations are still available.