A Marigny Christmas
37th Annual Candlelight Christmas Caroling
and Art Market, Music, Kids Area
December 11, 2011
Since we found it necessary to cancel our Fall Walking Tour this year, we are combining some of its aspects into our Holiday Caroling Event, to be held December 11. We will have an Art Market for your last minute shopping needs as well as children’s entertainment area, and our Historic Walking Tour, which was written by our beloved Lloyd Sensat. The tour will be in the “rectangle” this year.
The Tour will proceed from Washington Square Park toward the river, turning left to continue down Chartres where we will examine many architectural styles and observe the homes of such notables as our artist George Rodrigue and his wife, and our chef Paul Prudhomme. We will pass the home of Architect Rick Fifield and his wife Deborah, an inspired residential adaptive re-use of a commercial building, then the lovely Feelings Restaurant, once home of the D’Aunoy plantation from 1795, then turn left on Port Street to see many lovely building types culminating at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, one of our most well cared for older buildings. From there we will trek upriver on Burgundy and turn right on St. Roch to see the wonderful adaptive re-use The Healing Center, which is the star of our Main Street Program. We will continue river bound on Spain Street back to Royal Street where we turn right to continue the Architectural Adventure on our way back to Washington square Park.
Candlelight Caroling will start at 6:00pm. Join us to toast the season with warm cider, munch on a cookie and sing along (lyrics provided). Our schedule is below.
In order to make this a success we need some volunteers to both set up at the park, handle the children’s area and to act as tour guides. We also would like to ask that those on the tour route get together with your neighbors and pull your weeds, plant seasonal flowers, repair any loose bricks or holes that might trip a visitor. Remember, these guests are potential neighbors to whom we wish to extend our gracious hospitality.
Park Decorating: November 26 from 10 am to 2 pm
Park clean up: December 8 from 9 am to 12 pm
December 11 Schedule:
Set up — 9 am
Art Market — 10 am to 4 pm
Tour — 12 to 4 pm
Kids Area — 12 to 4 pm
Music by The Prescriptions — 3 to 4 pm
Music by SunPie Barnes — 4 to 5 pm
Program by Boys Town youth — 5 pm
Tree Lighting — 5:30 pm
Phister Sisters to lead Caroling — 6 to 8 pm Come early to get your candles and song sheets, and be ready to sing.
Want to volunteer? Email to Volunteer@faubourgmarigny.org