Winter in Lafayette

Lafayette is a destination that’s worth a visit any time of year. Come during the winter (December - February), and you’ll be treated to mild temperatures barely falling into the 30s and 40s. Plan your stay around the holidays to see Lafayette transform into a winter wonderland for Cajun & Creole Christmas. Did you resolve to try something new this year? Only in Lafayette can you find a rodeo, film festival, concert series, and a Mardi Gras parade in the wintertime. On the colder days, stay warm with a bowl of gumbo and other Cajun comfort foods like the hefty plate lunch or unique sweets like king cake. If peace and quiet are more your speed, our fairytale gardens, cozy inns, and fine dining restaurants are ideal for a relaxing getaway. Need even more inspiration to visit Lafayette during the wintertime? Check out our Wintertime Guide to Lafayette below and start planning your winter getaway to the Happiest City in America.

Winter Guide

Check out our Winter Guide to Lafayette below and start planning your winter getaway to the Happiest City in America.

Winter Festivals

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Winter Trip Ideas

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Things To Do in Winter

Cinema on the Bayou

An eight-day internationally acclaimed film festival welcoming 180 films and 200 filmmakers from across the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, India, the U.K., and France.

Mardi Gras

There’s more than one way to celebrate Mardi Gras in Lafayette including the traditional courir, parades, Mardi Gras Indians, king cakes, and extravagant Mardi Gras balls complete…

Louisiana Crossroads Series

A concert, discussion, and broadcast series hosted by the Acadiana Center for the Arts bringing artists and audiences closer together through performances and conversations in…

Inspiration Journal

Lafayette's blog showcasing the food, music, culture and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

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Blu Basil

Dang Nguyen has one of those origin stories that makes you want to try his food. He's a Vietnamese American who owns and operates two Lafayette restaurants: Saigon Noodles on…


In the olden days, when you wanted something handcrafted, you went straight to the source. Burgersmith, a play on the word blacksmith, takes the concept of handcrafted and applies…

Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.

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