News Release 219

Traditional French Christmas at Felix Valle House State Historic Site Dec. 8

Volume 39-219 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Visitors to the Felix Vallé House State Historic Site will be able to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a traditional French Christmas of the early 1800's as part of Ste. Genevieve’s annual Le Réveillon celebration. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event is part of Le Réveillon, Ste. Genevieve’s annual celebration highlighting the music, customs, and crafts of an early French Colonial Christmas.

Guests are invited to stop in from 1-6 p.m. to see the traditional, historic decorations. Dulcimer player Rick Thum will be performing an assortment of French carols and traditional holiday music beginning at 2 p.m. Costumed guides will be available to explain the holiday customs, and visitors can sample dessert items commonly served during a traditional French feast, including bûche de Noël, a sweet rendition of the yule log.

The Felix Vallé House State Historic Site is located at Second and Merchant streets in Ste. Genevieve. For more information, call the site at 573-883-7102. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.