(WVUE) - It's not quite Thanksgiving, but the city is ready to celebrate Christmas New Orleans Style, beginning Thursday.
On Thursday, the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Campaign kicked off 6 weeks of Christmas and Advent activities.
Available activities include free concerts, tours, cooking demonstrations, traditional reveillon dinners, and custom attractions are available through Twelfth Night, January 6.
"This year there are over 50 revillion restaurants serving those incredible meals," according to French Quarter Festivals Executive Director Marci Schramm. "We have over 60 hotels participating in the Papa Noel hotel program, and we have over 80 events, 80 holiday events throughout the city and across the region, everywhere from Luna Fest in Lafayette Square Park to the bonfires at Oak Alley Plantation."