Hello, we are planning to be in town 12/23 or 24 through 12/26. Not a lot of time, I know.
We will have a car, plan to stay in the French Quarter and I'm looking for things to do around town.
I've found the bonfires on Christmas Eve but I'm coming up short on Christmas Day. I discovered that Saint Bernard Parish has some scenic byways and there is also an abandoned plantation house that we might go look at (just look at, not try to enter), but otherwise I don't know what we should do with the day since most things will be closed.
We are not interested in an organized tour like Gray Line.
1. Can you point me in the direction of self-drive guides that might have swamps and plantations along the way? We don't mind driving for a few hours round trip.
2. Are there Christmas Day tourist attractions open?
3. Is there a piano bar, upscale cabaret/drag show/burlesque show, or any other type of performance on Christmas night? What about on Christmas Eve if we decide not to drive out to the bonfires?
Thank you so much!