Oak Alley Plantation's Annual Christmas Bonfire Party!
7pm to Midnight
This year marks the 40th anniversary of this joyous event at Oak Alley. Celebrate the Christmas Season in one of the southland's most beautiful settings. The mansion will be dressed in fresh fruit, greenery and seasonal floral arrangements, reminiscent of Creole Christmases past. Delicious Cajun/Creole buffet, open bar, lively dance band, and plenty of good cheer combine to heighten the holiday spirit throughout the famous alley of oaks and the lovely antebellum mansion.
As you arrive and walk the illuminated path to the back of the mansion, you will be greeted by tour guides in antebellum dresses. On the terrace, a brass quintet welcomes arriving guests.
As you enter the terrace of the Big House our professionally dressed catering staff will be serving hors d'oeuvres on silver trays. Food stations and open premium bars are set in and around the mansion. This event is held in an open house format with a main buffet set in the formal dining room and chef style stations set around the veranda. Tables and chairs are set on and around the terrace located in front of the mansion.
Christmas Bonfire Party Menu
Passed Hor D'oeuvres
Fried Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Dipping Sauces
Fried Crawfish Boulettes with Creole Bistro Dipping Sauce
Fried Alligator Bites with Seafood Dipping Sauce
Fried Catfish Fingers with Tartar Sauce
Formal Dining Room Table
Chef Tony's Plantation Chesse and Fruit Display
Hot Crab & Broccoli Dip
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Christmas Tea Cookies
Miniature Pecan Pies
Chocolate Pecan Fudge
Chef Stations on Veranda
Chicken & Andoille Gumbo
Shrimp & Andoille Pasta
Cajun Stuffed Flounder with Lemon Beurre Blanc
Grilled Duck Breast with Orange Sauce
Beef Standing Steamship Carving Station
Plantation Pork Roast with Cane Syrup Glaze
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Green Bean Casserole
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, & Beignets @ 11pm
Premium Open Bar till 11p.m.
At 8pm the brass quintet will lead the traditional parade up the illuminated alley to the levee for the lighting of the bonfire and caroling right on the banks of the Mississippi River Back to the mansion for dancing to the band The Alley Cats 'til midnight as we round out a spectacular evening of Yuletide joy. Please note that the bars will close at 11pm and soft drinks, coffee, hot chocolate and beignets are served until midnight.
One of the most popular events of the season, ticket reservations accepted 1st Tuesday of September. Dress code is festive holiday attire or semi-dressy, remember if it is cold to please dress appropriately as this event is held outside (wear your thermals and the right shoes to dance in).