Interview date: 12.11.13
Julie LaCour is Director of Special Events for New Orleans City Park. The park's annual holiday display, Celebration in the Oaks, is one of its most popular events. This year, 2013, marks the 27th time New Orleans City Park has put on Celebration in the Oaks. The exhibits are all handmade, and
park staff work for eight months on the many colorful, sparkling displays. According to Julie, "We've got Mr. Bingle's Arabian Knights, where you'll see Mr. Bingle on a magic flying carpet. " Another exhibit Julie is particularly excited about is Sealabration. This unique exhibit features handcrafted sea creatures adorned with stones and, of course, numerous lights. The famous "Who Dat Tree", which has become something of a local icon, will also be on display. The distinctive New Orleans-themed tree has appeared on Sunday Night Football, ESPN, and Sport Center. In this holiday podcast, Julie gives us some insights about what goes into creating this beautiful annual New Orleans holiday tradition.
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