“A Rural Life Christmas”
Sunday December 1st
08:00 am until 6:00 pm
Come to the Country
Sights, sounds, and all the 19th century trimmings of Christmas time in the country come alive during the annual LSU Rural Life Museum’s “A Rural Life Christmas” on December 1, 2013. Sometimes as we grow older we seem to forget what it was like growing up during much simpler times as in our youth. Smell the freshly cut greenery, from smilax vines, Ponderosa Pines and of course experience what’s cooking in the period open hearth kitchen. A slice of gingerbread anyone?
Candlelight and cypress wreaths will adorn each building to add to the old-fashioned Louisiana Christmas atmosphere.
Costumed re-enactors and artisans will perform various activities such as: candle making, soap making by, blacksmithing, Rosary crafting, textiles, doll making, and much more. Wagon rides will be offered for everyone to enjoy.
In the Museum’s Store you’ll be able to find many of the artisans handcrafted pieces for sale.
Nineteenth century yard games and storytelling by local professionals will continue throughout the day.
Jambalaya and gumbo dinners will be made available for your pleasure. Admission to the event will be $9.00 per person and children 10 years and under free.
Papa Noel concludes the day’s festivities along with a bonfire.
“Come to "A Rural Life Christmas" and relive our past and help us celebrate these memories with your loved ones.