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December 14, 2020

Our favorite holiday traditions

No matter how you plan to spend the holidays this year, they are sure to be unique with a blend of classic family traditions and new ways to connect with the people that matter most. That is our wish for you from Alvarez Construction Company. 

You would be hard-pressed to find bigger fans of Christmas than the Pettys. Online Sales Counselor, Banessa, and her husband, Matthew, who serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing, start their routine the day after Thanksgiving. 

“For Christmas, we always pick our tree that day after Thanksgiving and decorate it with music on in the background,” Banessa said. “The first song being All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey to get us excited for the decorating.”

Home Sales Associate Leslie Beaton starts with the tree too, spending the first day decorating and celebrating with her sons. 

“The boys and I have a tradition we started where we decorate the tree in pajamas, make hot chocolate, and air-popped popcorn on the stovetop, and of course, we have to have our Christmas music playing!” 

By the time Christmas Eve comes around, the Beatons wrap up the festivities spending the evening in the car viewing the twinkling lights before settling in to sleep for Santa. 

Starting new traditions in Baton Rouge

This may also be the perfect year to make some new memories with your family. Our staff compiled a list of a few events happening around the Baton Rouge area to add to your schedule. 

The 6th Annual Chanukah at the State Capitol occurs on December 13 and features the largest menorah in Greater Baton Rouge. Enjoy latkes, donuts, children’s activities, face painting and more. Meet at the front steps at 4:30 p.m. for this special event.

Plan a stop for the Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General. This display transforms the front lawn into a synchronized light display with candy canes, snowmen, gingerbread kids and more that are meant to spread joy to the patients, staff and public. Lights are lit from 5:30-10 p.m. every night in December. 

Or visit the Baton Rouge Zoo for Zoolights to see 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and other festive scenes on a mile-long trail through the grounds. This runs nightly from 5:30-8 p.m. through the end of December, but is closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

There are lots of events we did not include, so please share your own traditions or itinerary with us on social media. Enjoy a safe and special holiday season!

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