Christmas has been celebrated for more than two millennia, but the popular customs associated with the holiday were largely created in the Victorian era. Historian John Magill will discuss the familiar trappings of the Yuletide season -- decorated trees, gift-giving, Santa Claus and family dinners -- and how those traditions came to be adapted into New Orleans' unique cultural milieu.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a wine reception, lecture begins at 6 p.m.
HGGHH members are free; $7 at the door for nonmembers. Membership status will be verified upon entering the event. Members at the Family Level and higher may admit one guest for free. Purchase or renew your membership at the event for free admission to this lecture and our upcoming 2017 lecture series.
Space is limited. Reserved seating will be made available on December 1 at noon through eventbrite. Non-members with reserved seating must pay admission at the door.
On the night of the event, reservation holders will be admitted first. If you reserve a seat through eventbrite please arrive by 5:50 pm to ensure your seat. Five minutes before the lecture begins we will admit non-reservation holders on a first come first served basis.
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