Today, after celebrating Christmas in Italy on The Hill, we traveled to the Jarrot Mansion in Cahokia to celebrate a French colonial Christmas. The house was decorated in a simple, but beautiful style:
There was a musician playing the hammered dulcimer, which really added to the festive spirit!
And, instead of a typical American Santa, they had Saint Nicholas, also the precursor to the French Père Noël, visiting with people.
This was a unique, and still very St. Louis, way to celebrate Christmas!