Cookies with Santa at the Prudhomme-Rouquier House

Jolly Old Saint Nick himself was in town Saturday, November 27 to share cookies, crafts and Christmas wishes with groups of delighted children at the third annual “Cookies with Santa” event held at Natchitoches’ historic Prudhomme-Rouquier house.

The ladies of the Service League of Natchitoches volunteered to act as Santa’s helpers, ushering in families and setting up tables with crafts and treats for the visiting children. The sold-out event was sponsored by the Historic Downtown Business Association (HDBA). Miss Merry Christmas and the Belles were also on hand to spread Christmas cheer.

There was a mailbox for children to send their letters directly to the North Pole. Santa went from table to table and spoke to each child. Family friendly events such as these are part and parcel of what makes Christmastime in our community so special.