November 12 – Lafayette Nutcracker Market – Making Spirits Bright Holiday Extravaganza. CAJUNDOME, Lafayette. 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Get a jump start on all your Christmas shopping all while supporting local small business owners! We will have over 100 vendors offering everything from Women's and Children's Clothing, Home, Holiday, and Garden Decor, Gourmet Food Items, Hand made and Fashion Jewelry, and so much more! Tickets can be purchased at the CAJUNDOME Box office. Facebook Page.
November 12 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 7:30 pm. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch," and "Welcome Christmas,” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas. LafayetteBroadway.com.
TBD - Mistletoe Holiday Market. Ballroom of Broussard. 405 Albertson Parkway, Broussard. 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. 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. AcadianVillage.org.
November 19 - “La fête de Noël" - Rebel Holiday Market. Teurlings Catholic High School. 139 Teurlings Dr., Lafayette. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Join us for a holiday celebration which includes shopping, food, and entertainment for the entire family.
November 24-December 24 - Christmas at Bridge Point. Bridge Point Farms, 115 Enterprise Blvd., Lafayette. Drive through Christmas lights display from 6-11p nightly. Tickets $25 per vehicle and $40 per commercial vehicle. Santa and Mrs. Claus Christmas Adventure Saturdays and Sundays in December from 10a-2p. Tickets are $35 for all ages. Portion of the proceeds benefit Acadiana Rescue Foundation of Louisiana. BridgePointFarms.com.
November TBD - Pictures with Santa in Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville. Come take professional photos with Santa in Sugar Mill Pond! Photos will be taken by AbbyMarie Photography on November 20th, December 4th, and December 5th. Facebook.com/PicturesWithSanta
December 1 - Oh, Night Devine: Andre Courville and Sweet Cecilia. Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 7:30 pm. What could be more divine than a night of Christmas and holiday music performed by international opera star André Courville and the Grammy-nominated high-harmony trio Sweet Cecilia? Courville, sisters Laura Huval and Maegan Berard, along with their first cousin Callie Guidry, bring their talents and their friendship to the stage. It’ll be a first-ever for all of us, and them, too! HeymannCenter.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 TBD - Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market's Evening Holiday Market. Moncus Park, Lafayette. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Stroll amid the Market Oaks at Moncus Park, under festive, twinkling lights – shop for great Christmas gifts with our Market Vendors. The Magnolia Sisters will be performing 5:30 - 8:30. Visit our popular 'Smores Corner - for a taste of a holiday favorite! Great food will abound! Be sure to get a pic with Santa & Mrs. Claus! MarketAtMoncusPark.com
December TBD - Twinkle Light Night. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette. Tickets $8 per person, $4 for members. 12 months and under are free. Join the CMA for a fun night of memory-making, hands-on Christmas fun. There will be a flurry of activities in every corner of the Museum. ChildrensMuseumOfAcadiana.com.
December 2 - December 23 - Noël Acadien Au Village. Acadian Village, Lafayette. 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. $10 at the gate; $8 in advance. Festival fundraiser with half a million lights, displays, food, entertainment, and holiday shopping. AcadianVillage.org.
December 3 - Christmas at West Village. 1001 Apollo Rd., Scott. 6:00-9:00 pm. Free. You and your loved ones can enjoy live entertainment, Christmas shopping from local pop-up shops, kids activities, pictures with Santa and more. You'll also have the opportunity to explore life at West Village! No outside food or drinks are allowed. Food and drinks will be for sale on site. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed for seating.
December 3-4 & December 10-11 - The Real Story of Christmas. Crossroads Church, 150 Verona Dr., Lafayette. Dec 3 & 10 at 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and Dec 4 & 11 at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm 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. MyCrossroads.org.
December 3 - Jingle Bell Market. Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Free admission to the galleries for shoppers. The second annual Jingle Bell Market is a free family event open to the public! Shop at the market, snacks and hot chocolate, family photo opportunities, Christmas movies, creative gifts, and meet Lafayette Ballet Theater characters from The Nutcracker.
December 3 - Lighting of the Tree Concert. Parc International, Lafayette. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Free admission. This ultimate kick-off of the holiday season will be held in Parc International amidst a winter wonderland experience. Enjoy the lighting of the Downtown Christmas tree by the Mayor-President followed by live music on the main stage. Gates open at 5:00pm for this FREE, family-friendly event. DowntownLafayette.org
December 3 - Dash, Dance, and Prance 5k Race. Carencro Community Center, 5115 N University Ave., Lafayette. 8:00 am. Acadiana Fitness is excited to announce that we will be hosting our First Annual "Dasher Dancer Prancer 5K". Warm-Up will begin at 8:00 am, the race will start at approximately 8:15 am. The run will be in conjunction with Carencro Country Christmas.
December 3 - Carencro Country Christmas. Carencro Community Center, 5115 N University Ave., Lafayette. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Family-oriented traditional event, choirs, arts and crafts, and food booths. Santa pictures will start at 10:00 am! Judging of homes and businesses for holiday decor will also take place. Bins will be available for clothing donations. Carencro.org.
December 3 - Noël à Broussard. Downtown Broussard. 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Join us in downtown Broussard for the 2022 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 6:30 pm. BroussardChamber.net.
December 4 - Sonic Christmas Parade. Downtown Lafayette, Jefferson St. 1:00 pm. Free admission. HO HO HO, Merry Christmas! The Sonic Christmas Parade is making a comeback as we officially welcome Santa to Lafayette. Parade will begin at 1:00 pm on Jefferson Street, passing through Downtown and making its way into the Oil Center. (337) 501-2600
December 4 - Brunch with Santa. Social Southern Table & Bar, Lafayette. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Eat Brunch and take pictures with Santa. Reservations are needed. SocialSouthern.com.
December TBD - Deck the Halls, A Christmas Home Tour. Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club, Broussard. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. See the most beautiful homes across Acadiana decked to the nines for the holidays. Savor the sights and sounds of the Christmas season as you make your way from home to home. There’ll be cookie decorating kits for the kids, a photo booth and pictures with Santa, and hot chocolate for all! Proceeds support the Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra. https://acadianasymphony.org/deck-the-halls/
December 6 & 13 - Dinner with Santa. Charley G’s, Lafayette. 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. CharleyGs.com.
December 8 - Candlelight Christmas. Parc International, Lafayette. 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Hear the narrated story of a Savior born in Bethlehem along with the singing of traditional Christmas carols, as led by local choir members and parishioners. Hot chocolate and other sweet treats will be available for purchase. DowntownLafayette.org.
December 10 - Holiday Art Market at ArtWalk. Downtown Lafayette. 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. This Holiday Market will include over 30 local vendors with one-of-a-kind artworks and crafts, perfect for gifting, along Polk Street near the Vermilion parking garage. There will also be live music! DowntownLafayette.org.
December 10 - Movies in the Parc. Parc International, Lafayette. 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. The final event of Downtown Lafayette’s Merry & Bright Holiday Series, Movies in the Parc ft. The Polar Express. There will also be children’s activities, popcorn, hot chocolate, and more. Movie will begin at 5:30 pm. DowntownLafayette.org.
December 10 & 11 - The Nutcracker. Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. LafayetteBalletTheatre.org.
December 11 - A Celtic Christmas. Warehouse 535, 535 Garfield St, Lafayette. Guinness Tasting Dinner has been combined to also celebrate the upcoming holiday season! Facebook.com/CelticBayou
December 16-18 - Christmas in the Park. Moncus Park, Lafayette. Celebrate the season with a 3-day holiday event that will have live music, local choirs, kid's activities, sleigh rides, food trucks, and more! Visit the link for the lineup. MoncusPark.org/Christmas.
December 13 - Do You Hear What I Hear. Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 7 pm. 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! AcadianaSymphony.org.
December 16-18 - Christmas at the Bayou. The Bayou Church. 2234 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette. Celebrate the sounds of the season at The Bayou Church's annual Christmas Concert. This family-friendly event captures the essence of Christmas in Acadiana through a unique blend of musical styles performed by some of the area's finest musicians. Our pastor will share a brief message about the hope that was born on Christmas for all to receive. There are six in-person opportunities for you to experience this holiday tradition with your family and friends. We will also stream the concert via our Facebook page and our YouTube channel on Sunday, December 18 at 5:00 pm. Afterwards, the concert will be available to watch at your convenience online. TheBayouChurch.org.
December 16 - Christmas in the Park. Moncus Park. 2913 Johnston St, Lafayette. 6-9 pm. Free event with live music by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band with kids activities, photos with Santas, sleigh rides, and food available for purchase. $10 on-site parking. MoncusPark.org.
December 17 - Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus. Moncus Park. 2913 Johnston St, Lafayette. 10 am & 2 pm. Moncus Park’s magic-filled Teddy Bear Tea includes a specialty menu and entertainment designed for the young and the young at heart! Mrs. Claus welcomes families while they enjoy a presentation of delicious holiday food, tasty pastries, and unlimited mimosas for Mom and Dad. Tickets required. MoncusPark.org.
Decemebr 17- Christmas in the Park. Moncus Park. 2913 Johnston St, Lafayette. 6-9 pm. Free event with live music by Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco with kids activities, photos with Santas, sleigh rides, and food available for purchase. $10 on-site parking. MoncusPark.org.
December 18 - Miseltoe & Merry Brunch. Moncus Park. 2913 Johnston St, Lafayette. 10 am & 2 pm. In this interactive mystery, guests will meet a slew of sleighing suspects, one of which is a merry murderer! Who of our investigators will crack the case and send Santa’s slayer to the top of the naughty list? There’s only one way to find out! Don your Christmas attire and be a part of this exciting event at Moncus Park for Mistletoe and Mystery! Tickets Required. MoncusPark.org.
December 18- Christmas in the Park. Moncus Park. 2913 Johnston St, Lafayette. 6-9 pm. Free event with live music by Wayne Toups with kids activities, photos with Santas, sleigh rides, and food available for purchase. $10 on-site parking. MoncusPark.org.
December 21 - Movies at Moncus with Carols led by Wonderland Performing Arts. Moncus Park. 2913 Johnston St, Lafayette. 6-9 pm. This family-fun event begins with cheerful carols led by Wonderland Performing Arts followed by a classic Christmas movie shown on the big screen! Snacks and beverages available for purchase. MoncusPark.org
December 31 - New Year’s Noon Carnival & Countdown. Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Ring in the New Year at the stroke of noon with fun for the whole family. ChildrensMuseumOfAcadiana.com.
November 26 - Lighting of the Oaks. Courthouse Square, 118 S Court St., Opelousas. 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm. 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. CajunTravel.com.
November 26 - Grand Noel. Downtown Grand Coteau. 2:00 - 8:00 pm. 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. CajunTravel.com.
December 1-3 - Christmas at Coteau. The Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy, Grand Coteau. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 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.
December 8 - Eunice Community Concert Band & Choir Christmas Concert. First Baptist Church, 331 Park Ave, Eunice. 7:00 pm. 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. ECCBC.org.
November 26-28 - December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17-22 - Atchafalaya Christmas 2022. McGee’s Swamp Tours. 1337 Henderson Levee Rd. Breaux Bridge. 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 are included in the price of your tour! mcgeesswamptours.com/atchafalaya-christmas
November 26 - Holiday Shopping in Historical Breaux Bridge. Ladies, make plans to join us in Breaux Bridge where you will enjoy a day of leisurely shopping for all your Christmas gifts. Make it a girls' day of shopping. While you are here, make plans to eat at one of our great restaurants. Don't forget dessert and coffee. BreauxBridgeLA.net
November 27 - Breaux Bridge Christmas Parade. Downtown Main Street. 2:00 pm. The Bayou comes to life with the holiday spirit with floats, live entertainment, and caroling. The parade lineup is at 601 W Bridge Street near Armory Hall, East on Bridge Street across the renovated Bridge, left on Rees Street to 1200 Rees Street to Parc Hardy!
December 4 - 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. StMartinville.org/Festivals.html.
December 10 - St. Lucy Festival of Lights. St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, St. Martinville. 4:00 pm. St. Lucy is the patron saint of vision and light. There are all sorts of activities and Christmas music and food leading up to the switch being flipped once the sky is dark, revealing the lighted church and trees on the church grounds.
December 10 - Christmas ArtWalk in Paris a la Breaux Bridge. Downtown Breaux Bridge. 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 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, email@example.com.
November 27 - Sounds of the Season with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. Saint Peter's Catholic Church, 108 E Saint Peter St., New Iberia. 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Free Christmas concert featuring familiar Christmas songs as well as classical selections. IberiaCultural.org.
November 28 - December 31 - Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home. Rip Van Winkle Gardens of Jefferson Island, New Iberia. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission. Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home and Rip Van Winkle Gardens decorated for the Holiday Season. IberiaTravel.com.
Canceled - Shadows Holiday Harvest Home & Garden Tour. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E Main St., New Iberia. Thurs.-Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Admission. Tours of Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation & Gardens decorated for the holiday season. ShadowsOnTheTeche.org.
December TBD - Christmas in the Village. Loreauville Town Hall, 103 S. Main St., Loreauville. 6:00 - 9:00 pm. A free small-town family Christmas event with tree lighting, food, vendors, music, kids activities, photos with Santa and special surprises. Facebook.com/LoreauvilleCommunityProject
December 10 - Pancakes & PJs with Santa. Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion, 128 W. Main St., New Iberia. 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Spend a morning picnic style with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring your own blanket and enjoy your hot pancakes and sausage provided by New Iberia McDonald's. Holiday face painting and story time with Mrs. Claus, photo-ops and a holiday train will also be available. IberiaTravel.com.
December TBD - Shadows Christmas Craft Market. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E Main St., New Iberia. 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m. Finish up your Christmas shopping at Shadows-on-the-Teche’s Christmas Market. ShadowsOnTheTeche.org.
December 10 - Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade. Delcambre Docks. 411 S Richard St. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fun for the whole family as you watch lighted boats of all sizes cruise Bayou Carlin while listening to Christmas music.
December 10 - New Iberia Christmas Parade. Historic Downtown, Main Street, New Iberia. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Street parade on Main Street New Iberia followed by a boat parade and fireworks on Bayou Teche. 100,000+ lights have been installed along the parade route, which runs from Torrido Village to Jefferson St. IberiaTravel.com.
December 10 - Very Berry Christmas Quest. Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, 111 West Main Street, New Iberia. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. 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! IberiaChamber.org.
December 11 - Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade. Main Street, Delcambre. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Main Street Parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. IberiaTravel.com.
November 25 - December 18 - Kemper Williams Park Christmas Lights in the Park. 264 Cotten Rd., Patterson. Sun.-Thurs. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; 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.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. 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. CajunCoast.com.
December 1 - Abbeville’s Annual Christmas Stroll. Downtown Abbeville. 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Free. A family-oriented evening of strolling, visiting, shopping and dining. Santa Claus, music, white lights all within the decorated downtown historic district. MostCajun.com.
December 3 - Christmas in Erath. Downtown Erath. 115 E Edwards St. Erath. Join the Town of Erath for their annual holiday event that features food, music, kid's activities and the Christmas Tree Lighting at 6pm. MostCajun.com.
December 10 - Abbeville's Cajun Christmas Celebration. 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Downtown Abbeville. Come out to Abbeville for their first Cajun Christmas Celebration. There will be live music in Magdalen Square along with photos with Santa and a kid's crafting corner, arts & crafts vendors along Concorde Street, and a Christmas parade starting at 5:30 pm from the train tracks on S. State Street. It will march north towards Edwards Street and then end back at the tracks by way of S. Washington Street. Facebook.com/AbbevilleCajunChristmasCelebration
December TBD - Here Comes Santa 5k. 207 S. Magdalen Square, Abbeville. Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville would like to invite you to run, walk and jingle all the way at our 2nd Annual Here Comes Santa 5K and 1 mile fun run, which supports our numerous Children’s Project’s in Vermilion Parish! Sign up for 5k race here.
December TBD - Making Spirits Bright: A Holiday Light Trail. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 301 AA Comeaux Memorial Drive, Abbeville. $10 - $25 tickets. Attendees will enjoy a drive through Christmas Experience around the circle of AA Comeaux Park! You will also have the option to add on a Christmas Cheer Box for the whole family to enjoy Christmas treats & crafts. Trolley transportation will be available to the park from Magdalen Square following the town’s Christmas Parade. Purchase tickets here.
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