Plaquemine Christmas gala slated for Dec. 12

Staff Report
Bright lights and festivities for the entire family will highlight “All Is Bright, A Hometown Christmas” in downtown Plaquemine on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event will be presented by the Plaquemine Main Street Program.

Plaquemine’s longtime Yuletide tradition will continue this year when the “All Is Bright, A Hometown Christmas” event is held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the downtown area.

The free annual event is held along Railroad Avenue in the Heart of the Plaquemine Historic District and Plaquemine Main Street area.

“This family-friendly event is growing each year with vendors participating from all around the state,” said Charley Robinson, who heads the Plaquemine Main Street Program.

Local vendors and businesses will participate and feature handmade items, arts and crafts, jewelry and more.

Food, Christmas music and rides for the kids will add to the festivities at this year’s event.

“It’s a great opportunity for residents to come out and enjoy a Hallmark-style Saturday evening with the family, meet with old friends, and make new ones,” Robinson said.

Those who attend the Christmas event can also check out the Historic Mississippi River Lock Museum, beautiful St John Catholic Church, which is also known as “The Cathedral on the Bayou,” the Old City Hall Museum (circa 1848), and the city’s award-winning Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park and Pavilion.