The lighting of the historic Roosevelt Hotel lobby is a New Orleans Christmas tradition, and this year the event added some spark with Trombone Shorty chosen as The Roosevelt’s official lobby lighter.
Shorty kicked off the holiday season with the flip of a switch on Tuesday, December 3, igniting the city-block long lobby in sparkling lights. As a New Orleans native and advocate for the community, he was the perfect host for the annual event which marks the launch of the holiday season for all of New Orleans and its visitors.
Past lobby lighters have included the family of the late Fats Domino, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the cast of NCIS New Orleans.