Oak Alley making plans for holiday events

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 22, 2004

VACHERIE – Oak Alley Plantation plans two Christmas Bonfire Parties this year, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, marking the 29th anniversary of this event.

Festivities begin at 7 p.m., and will continue to midnight, with Cajun/Creole buffets, live entertainment, door prizes and libations.

From the balcony, a brass quintet will welcome arriving guests and later lead the attendees along the quarter-mile alley of oaks to the levee for the lighting of the traditional bonfire, caroling and fireworks.

After the levee events, guests will be welcomed back to the Manor for more dancing, coffee, hot chocolate and beignets until midnight.

Proceeds will go to the continued restoration of Oak Alley Plantation. Attire is holiday casual.

Call 1-225-265-2151 or toll-free at 1-800-44ALLEY, or write Christmas Bonfire Party, Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090. Make checks payable to Oak Alley Foundation.

Additionally, Oak Alley plans to welcome in the new year with a multi-course candlelight dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Tracie Chiquet.

Two seatings are scheduled, 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The early dinner will include six courses and the late dinner will include eight courses, including dinner wines, champagne and party favors.

The menu may be viewed at http://www.OakAlleyPlantation.com

Reservations are required, as space is limited. For more information, call 1-800-44ALLEY or 1-225-265-2151.