Winter Wonderland Bucket List

By Kathy Witt

Celebrating classic Cajun and Creole traditions, the American Queen ties up near Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, La., just in time for the dramatic illumination of bonfires on the levee that guides Papa Noel on his journey. Be greeted by strolling carolers in St. Francisville. Find something for everyone on your list among the jewelers, potters and other artists showing their works within the traditional Christmas Market setting of Greenville’s Stein Mart Square. Welcome to Christmas in the antebellum South aboard the world’s largest steamboat. The American Queen Steamboat Company hosts two nine-day holiday voyages this year: Dec. 12-20, New Orleans to Memphis, and Dec. 19-27, Memphis to New Orleans.