I love living in a small town where the entire downtown gets in the spirit of the holidays and Rochester, is no exception. To kick off the Christmas Season on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, this city celebrates Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”). The shop owners like to give a little extra to their customers during this time of year. There is a magnificent display of Christmas lights on all the downtown buildings, Santa Claus visits, and there is another separate great shopping event at the Kris Kringle Market on Dec. 1 & 2, 2017. This celebration is a perfect time to start picking out your gifts for family & friends, say Hi! to your neighbors, or just give Santa your wish list.
I bought a beautiful Christmas wreath here a couple of years ago and always find a few gifts for my family. The other neat thing is that you can roast marshmallows at the entrance or warm your hands if the weather is a bit chilly. If you enjoy people watching, listening to great music, and sample excellent food, this is one festival you don’t want to miss. Oh yeah and don’t forget meeting Santa Claus! Come and join us and Celebrate Lagniappe in downtown Rochester! See you there!