Cajun Christmas Itinerary

Cajun & Creole Country transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season for A Cajun & Creole Christmas. The annual event held throughout the months of November and December was voted as a Top 20 December Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Celebrations range from light shows to parades, tour of homes, performances, carolers and much more. Click here to download our annual brochure as a guide to attractions with a complete list of activities.

Daytime Activities

  • Tour historic homes and attractions decorated for the holidays.
  • Attend Christmas parades in Lafayette and other towns throughout Acadiana.
  • Shop for authentic Louisiana products and handmade crafts at art galleries and gift shops.
  • Celebrate the holidays at area Christmas festivals.

Nighttime Activities

  • Enjoy lighting events including Noël Acadien au Village at Acadian Village, the "Safari of Lights" at Zoo of Acadiana, the Christmas Renaissance "Festival of Light" in Lafayette's Oil Center, Les Lumieres du Village d'Abbeville, and the St. Lucy Festival of Lights in St. Martinville.
  • Attend Christmas concerts by the Acadiana's best bands, orchestras and choirs.