Cajun & Creole Christmas

The heart of Cajun & Creole Country, Lafayette, LA, is transformed into a winter wonderland throughout the months of November and December with a Cajun and Creole Christmas. From light shows to parades, tour of homes, performances, carolers and much more you can be sure to find something to get the family in the holiday spirit. Below, you will find a list of events and activities both in Lafayette and the surrounding areas. Don't see your event listed? Just click here to let us know and we'll be sure to add it!

2021 Cajun & Creole Christmas Events

Lafayette Parish

November 6 - Mistletoe Holiday Market. Ballroom of Broussard. 405 Albertson Parkway, Broussard, LA 70518. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission. Get a headstart on your Christmas shopping with Broussard’s local vendors. Facebook.com/TheBallroomBroussard.

November 18 - Making Spirits Bright. Acadian Village. 200 Greenleaf Dr., Lafayette LA 70506. 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Tickets $35. Join us for an evening of wine, shopping, music and Christmas lights. Presented by Acadian Village and Marcello's, this 21 and over event is the perfect date night out in preparation for the holidays! Whether you are stocking the bar or picking up last minute holiday gifts, this event will not disappoint. 337-981-2364, AcadianVillage.org.

November 28 - Million Dollar Orchestra Christmas. Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Sun Records, now donned with Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, rings with the sounds of the season and the chart toppers that made these four famous. 337-340-2829 or 337-291-5555, LafayetteBroadway.com.

December 1-31 - Merry & Bright. Our Merry & Bright series is a month-long celebration in Downtown Lafayette complete with window displays, Christmas tree extravaganza, holiday decorations, and photo opportunities. Stay tuned for more info! DowntownLafayette.org.

December 3 - Twinkle Light Night. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Children’s Museum of Acadiana. Tickets $8 per person, $4 for members. 337-232-8500, ChildrensMuseumOfAcadiana.com.

December 3 - December 23 - Noël Acadien Au Village. Acadian Village, Lafayette. 5:30-9 p.m. $10 at the gate; $8 in advance. Festival fundraiser with half a million lights, displays, food, entertainment, and holiday shopping. 337-981-2364, AcadianVillage.org.    

December 4 - Lighting of the Tree & Concert. Stay tuned for more info! DowntownLafayette.org.

December 4 - Noel a Broussard. Broussard City Hall, Broussard. 5:30-8 p.m. Come out and celebrate the kickoff of the Christmas season in Broussard at our annual "Lighting of the Tree" celebration! 337-837-6681.

December 5 - Sonic Christmas Parade After-Party. Stay tuned for more info! DowntownLafayette.org.

December 5 - Brunch with Santa. Social Southern Table & Bar. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Eat Brunch and take pictures with Santa. Reservations are needed. 337-456-3274. SocialSouthern.com.

December 7 & December 14 - Dinner with Santa. Charley G’s. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We will be welcoming a special guest from the North Pole for dinner. Reservations by phone, seating is limited. 337-981-0108. CharleyGs.com.

December 4 - Carencro Country Christmas. Carencro Community Center,  5115 N University Ave. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Family oriented traditional event, choirs ,singers, arts and crafts, food booths.. Bins will be available for toy donations. 337-896-6686, Carencro.org.

December 4 - Noël à Broussard. Downtown Broussard. 3 pm - 7 pm. Join us in downtown Broussard for the 2021 Broussard Christmas Parade! The parade begins at the corner of Morgan Avenue and Albertson Parkway, and will head up Morgan Street, take a right onto Main Street, and end at Arceneaux Park. After the parade join us in front of Broussard City Hall for Reindeer Games, Face Painting and balloon artistry, Papa Noel's Market, and The Annual Lighting of the City Christmas Tree at 6:30pm. 337-837-6001, BroussardChamber.net.

December 9 - 12 - Crossroads Church presents The Real Story of Christmas. Crossroads Church, 150 Verona Dr., Lafayette. Dec 9-10 at 7 p.m., Dec 11 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and Dec 12 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Free Admission. The Real Story of Christmas is a fun, Broadway-style stage production that retells traditional stories of Christmas. The stories come alive in a way that has everyone laughing and singing along until the climax of the show when Santa and Mrs. Claus call for the REAL story of Christmas to be shared with a beautiful nativity scene with live camels and sheep. Pictures with Santa and characters following the performance. 337-234-4308, MyCrossroads.org.

December 11 - Holiday Art Market. Stay tuned for more info! DowntownLafayette.org.

December 11-12 - The Nutcracker. Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 337-262-0444 or 337-291-5555, LafayetteBalletTheatre.org.

December 15 - Candlelight Christmas. Stay tuned for more info! DowntownLafayette.org.

December 16- 29 - Christmas in the Park. Moncus Park. 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Celebrate the season with live music, an artisans market, kids activities, local eats, a visit from Santa, photo opportunities, and more! MoncusPark.org/Christmas.

December 16 - A Sleigh Ride Together. Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 7 p.m. A Christmas celebration for the whole family! Keep the tradition alive or start a new one with us! A musical celebration of Christmas featuring beloved holiday tunes and traditional favorites including Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and sing-along.  This celebration is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! 337-232-4277 ext 1. AcadianaSymphony.org.

December 18 - Movies in the Parc. Stay tuned for more info! DowntownLafayette.org.

December 18 - Christmas at West Village. 1001 Apollo Road, Scott, LA, 70583. Free.

December 31 - New Year’s Noon Carnival & Countdown. Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ring in the New Year at the stroke of noon with fun for the whole family. 337-232-8500, ChildrensMuseumOfAcadiana.com.

St. Landry Parish

November 27 - Lighting of the Oaks. Courthouse Square, 118 S Court St., Opelousas. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will also be on site for holiday photos. Other activities include a petting zoo, storytelling, and a choral performance by the Our Lady Queen of Angels Church Choir. Attendees can also stroll around the square to view public art and visit food and craft vendors. 337-948-5227, CajunTravel.com.

November 27 - Grand Noel. Downtown Grand Coteau. 2-8 p.m. Start your Christmas shopping with a visit to the streets of historical Grand Coteau. There will be a blessing of the life-size nativity scene on display. The gift shops will be open for your convenience offering refreshments and unique gift items. Enjoy holiday traditions including carriage rides, live music at various locations and photos with Santa. Popular food trucks will be on hand offering their specialties. Bring the entire family for a memorable evening. 337-945-4314, CajunTravel.com.

December 9-10 - Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir Christmas Concert.. First Baptist Church, 331 Park Ave, Eunice, LA 70535. 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir presents the 2021 Christmas concert and includes a variety of styles. This family-friendly event is designed to get everyone in the holiday mood. 337-457-1776, ECCBC.org.

December 2-4 - Christmas at Coteau. The Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy, Grand Coteau. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Every year, The Academy of the Sacred Heart offers a little Christmas cheer, holiday shopping, and amazing local cuisine. At the Holiday Market, shoppers have first selection from as many as 75 unique vendors offering antiques, estate jewelry, Christmas accessories, handmade items, artwork, children’s apparel, and home and garden accessories. SSHCoteau.org.

St. Martin Parish

November 26 - December 23 - Atchafalaya Christmas 2021. McGee’s Swamp Tours. 1337 Henderson Levee Rd. Breaux Bridge, LA 70517. Children’s tickets are $20 and adult tickets are $25. Papa Noël is headed back to the Atchafalaya Basin for the fourth year! McGee’s is again offering swamp tours led by Papa Noël (aka Santa Claus) himself for 13 days, starting November 26th! The 60-minute tour will share the story of "The Cajun Night Before Christmas." After each tour there will be family photos with Santa, ornament decorating (with a swamp-theme), hot chocolate, cookies, and candy-canes. All included in the price of your tour! 337-228-2384, mcgeesswamptours.com/atchafalaya-christmas

November 28 - Breaux Bridge Christmas Parade. Downtown Main Street. 2 p.m. The Bayou comes to life with the holiday spirit with floats, live entertainment and caroling. The parade will start at the Armory Hall on Bridge Street turning on Rees Street and ending on Refinery Road. 337-332-8500.

December 1 - Christmas Tour of Homes. Duchamp Opera House,  200 S Main St., St. Martinville. St. Martinville's Garden Club hosts an annual Tour of Homes, which includes several local historic and modern homes, along with a local business, decorated with a Christmas theme. Always the first Sunday of the month. 337-394-2235, StMartinville.org/Festivals.html.

December 6 - Supper on the Square. St. Martin de Tours Church Square, St. Martinville. Stroll around the historic square stopping at numerous historic sites to enjoy a taste of some of the best cajun and creole food in Acadiana. 337-394-2235, StMartinville.org/Festivals.html.

December 7 - Breaux Bridge Official Lighting of the Christmas Tree. 100 S Main St., Breaux Bridge. 10 a.m. Santa will be there to help start our holiday season by officially lighting the Christmas Tree & the military Christmas tree in downtown Breaux Bridge.

December 11 - Christmas ArtWalk in Paris a la breaux Bridge. Downtown Breaux Bridge. 4 p.m - 8 p.m. Stroll Downtown Breaux Bridge for an open-air market under festive street lights. The downtown shops, galleries, and restaurants will stay open late, while local artists will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind gifts and art for your Christmas shopping needs. BreauxBridgeLA.net.

Iberia Parish

November 28 - Sounds of the Season with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. Saint Peter's Catholic Church, 108 E Saint Peter St., New Iberia. 3-4:30 p.m. Free Christmas concert featuring familiar Christmas songs as well as classical selections. 337-364-1603, IberiaCultural.org.

November 29 - December 31 - Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home. Rip Van Winkle Gardens of Jefferson Island, New Iberia. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission. Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home and Rip Van Winkle Gardens decorated for the Holiday Season. 337-359-8525, IberiaTravel.com.

December 2-31 - Shadows Holiday Harvest Home & Garden Tour. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E Main St., New Iberia. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission. Tours of Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation & Gardens decorated for the holiday season. 337-369-6446, ShadowsOnTheTeche.org.

December 9-12 - IPAL presents “A USO Christmas Homecoming” IPAL Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. 7:30-10 p.m. Admission. Live theatre production, concessions. 337-364-6114, IPALTheater.com.

December 7 - Pancakes & Pjs with Santa. Sliman Theatre, 129 E Main St., New Iberia.8-11 a.m. Admission (advance tickets only). The New Iberia Downtown Alliance, co-sponsored by New Iberia McDonalds, presents Pancakes & PJs with Santa, free face painting and prizes. 337-207-5670, IberiaTravel.com.

December 11 - Shadows Christmas Craft Market. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E Main St., New Iberia. 9:00-3:00 p.m. Finish up your Christmas shopping at Shadows-on-the-Teche’s Christmas Market. 337-369-6446, ShadowsOnTheTeche.org.

December 11 - Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade. Delcambre Docks. 411 S Richard St. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Fun for the whole family as you watch lighted boats of all sizes cruise Bayou Carlin while listening to Christmas music. 800-8846120 ext.7.

December 11 - New Iberia Christmas Parade. Historic Downtown, Main Street, New Iberia. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bayou Traditions Inc. will present the 44th annual Downtown New Iberia Christmas Parade. The Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree is at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, followed by the parade at 6 p.m. 100,000+ lights have been installed along the parade route, which runs from Torrido Village to Jefferson St. There will be Christmas floats, dance schools and band performances along with plenty of Christmas throws. 337-207-5670, IberiaTravel.com.

December 11 - Very Berry Christmas Quest. Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, 111 West Main Street, New Iberia. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A holiday twist to local shopping campaigns. Families who sign up are sent on an adventure throughout New Iberia, where they complete activities at different businesses and collect stickers as they go. Once they have enough stickers, participants drop off their cards for a chance to win some awesome prizes! 337-364-1836, IberiaChamber.org.

December 12 - Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade. Main Street, Delcambre. 2-4 p.m. Main Street Parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. 337-519-2541, IberiaTravel.com.

St. Mary Parish/Cajun Coast

November 26 - December 31 - Kemper Williams Park Christmas Lights in the Park. 264 Cotten Rd., Patterson. Sun.-Thurs. 5-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m. $2 per car. Enjoy the beautiful displays, lights and music throughout the park as you ride and gaze upon the Christmas Nights and Holiday Lights. 985-395-2298, CajunCoast.com.

December 1-31 - Victorian Christmas at Grevemberg House Museum & Shadowlawn. 407 Sterling Rd., Franklin. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Grevemberg House Museum will be decorated in the Victorian fashion with toys and dolls, Christmas tree, garlands and floral arrangements. 337-828-2092, GrevembergHouse.com.

December 1-31 - Christmas on the Cajun Coast. Various locations in St. Mary Parish. Elegant antebellum homes decked in Victorian holiday finery, boulevards of live oaks twinkling with white lights, traditional holiday performances, and Christmas parades. 985-380-8224, CajunCoast.com.

Vermilion Parish

December 2 - Abbeville’s Annual Christmas Stroll. Downtown Abbeville. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. A family-oriented evening of strolling, visiting, shopping and dining. Santa Claus, music, white lights all within the decorated downtown historic district. 337-898-4110, MostCajun.com.

December 4 - Christmas in Erath. Downtown Erath. 115 E Edwards St. Erath, LA 70533. Join the Town of Erath for their annual holiday event that features food, music, kid's activities and the Christmas Tree Lighting at 6pm. 337-937-8401. MostCajun.com.

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