“Bonsoir le maître et la maîtresse, and everyone who lives here too. Now for the last day of the year, la guignolée vous nous devez.” So begins the song chanted almost every New Year’s Eve in Ste. Genevieve for well over 250 years! Dressed in bizarre and somewhat archaic costumes, the revelers wander from place New Year’s Eve, singing a beggars’ song for favors. Make a dinner reservation at a restaurant to see the troupe as they make their rounds, watch them perform in the Valle gym at 7:00, or attend a La Guignolee watch party at the Bolduc House.