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Bonfires On The Levee

Papa Noel needs help finding all the good boys and girls in the dark Louisiana swamps. So, for over one hundred years folks build huge wooden structures on the levees between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Christmas Eve. Some are simple pyramid styles. Others are elaborate sculptures like fishing boats, animals, or houses. The same families start building their structures the weekend after Thanksgiving each year. Then on Christmas Eve, it's a big party! Hundreds, even thousands come to see the bonfires be lit at midnight. There's music and food as friends tailgate while waiting for the big event. Oh, and fireworks. Here's a video showing a bit of what it looks like.