Oct 15, 2013 4:35 PM by MELISSA CANONE
The Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau announces the December events for 2013:
Dec. 1, 2013 - Christmas Shoppe - Come shop for loved ones. Local crafters will display handcrafted jewelry, beauty products, handmade candles, soap, food products and much more. Willow Wood Park Recreation Center, 113 Willow Wood Dr., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-229-4254, 337-229-1982.
Dec. 1, 2013 - Sounds of the Season - Free Christmas concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presented by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association, featuring familiar Christmas songs as well as classical selections. St. Peters Church, 108 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 3 - 4:30 p.m., 337-364-1603, IberiaCultural.com
Dec. 1 - 31, 2013 - Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home and Rip Van Winkle Gardens - Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holiday season. Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-359-8525, Ripvanwinklegardens.com
Dec. 3, 2013 - New Iberia Christmas Parade - Christmas parade, with Santa Claus, marching bands, dance groups. Main Street, Historic Downtown New Iberia, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 337-365-1428, 337-207-5670.
Dec. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 28, 2013 - Teche Area Farmers Market - Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330, Facebook.com/TecheFarmersMarket
Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160, Glcranch.com/Glc-Meat-Market, Facebook.com/pages/Gonsoulin-Land-and-Cattle/173448106037617
Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2013 - Iberia Performing Arts League presents "A Nice Family Gathering" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. through Sat. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sun. 3 - 5 p.m., 337-364-6114, Iberiaperformingartsleague-com.doodlekit.com, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Performing-Arts-League/154935504620932
Dec. 7, 2013 - Battle of the Paddles Gumbo Cookoff - Sample all you can eat gumbo and enjoy music and fun booths (caricature, face painting, photo, etc.). Soft drinks, water, hot chocolate, hot dogs, chips and homemade sweets will also be sold. Cooking begins at 8 a.m. Judging and serving at 1 p.m. Live entertainment by Travis Matte at 7:30 p.m. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre, 10 a.m. - until, 337-519-4362.
Dec. 7, 2013 - Yuletide on the Bayou - Gingerbread house competition among Girl Scouts of Louisiana, Pine to the Gulf chapter. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330.
Dec. 7, 2013 - Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony - A celebration remembering the day the US became involved in World War II with Flag ceremony, 21 gun salute, flag raising and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.
Dec. 7 - 8, 2013 - Acadiana Barrel Racing Association; Finals - Regional barrel race series finals, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539, SugArena.com, Facebook.com/pages/SugArena/119348071471460
Dec. 7 - 31, 2013 - Shadows Merry Making Season - Tours of Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation Home and Gardens decorated for holiday season. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-6446, Shadowsontheteche.org, Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche
Dec. 8, 2013 - Jeanerette Christmas Parade - Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching bands, dance groups and more. Main Street, Jeanerette, 1 - 3 p.m., 337-579-2153.
Dec. 8, 2013 - Magic on Main Gingerbread Tea - A gingerbread man will greet children ages four through 10 and adults before they enter into a magically decorated gingerbread themed room. There will be singing, a visit by Santa and storytelling. Tea, hot chocolate and adult beverages will be available along with tea sandwiches and sweets. Holiday tea party attire is requested. Sliman Theatre, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia, 1 - 3 p.m., 337-369-6446, Shadowsontheteche.org, Facebook.com/ShadowsontheTeche
Dec. 8, 2013 - Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade - Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. Main Street, Delcambre, 2 p.m.,
Dec. 14, 2013 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293, Jeanerettechamber.org, Facebook.com/JeaneretteChamberofCommerce
Dec. 14, 2013 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - Fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, arts & crafts. Get some Christmas shopping done and enjoy your day with live music and a visit with Santa. Join the Marines and bring something to donate to Toys for Tots. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7, Delcambremarket.org, Facebook.com/DelcambreMarket
Dec. 14, 2013 - Pancakes with Santa - Breakfast and games presented by the Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade. $6 per child in advance, $7 at the door. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Building, 411 E. Main St., Delcambre, 8 - 10 a.m., 337-658-2422, Delcambreboatparade.com, Facebook.com/pages/Delcambre-Boat-Parade/115902748421713
Dec. 14, 2013 - Christmas Carnival - Presented by the Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade. $1 admission per child, 25 cents games. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Building, 411 E. Main St., Delcambre, 3 - 5 p.m., 337-658-2422, Delcambreboatparade.com, Facebook.com/pages/Delcambre-Boat-Parade/115902748421713
Dec. 14, 2013 - Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade - Fun for the whole family as you watch fireworks and lighted boats of all sizes cruise Bayou Carlin. Pictures with Santa and Christmas Chorus precede parade at 4 p.m. Delcambre Docks, 6 p.m., 337-658-2422, Delcambreboatparade.com, Facebook.com/pages/Delcambre-Boat-Parade/115902748421713
Dec. 21, 2013 - New Iberia's Creole Market - Shop for seasonal, locally grown produce and fruits, fresh Louisiana seafood, homemade jams, jellies and other preserves, as well as fresh baked items, home-cooked dishes, handmade crafts and more. Enjoy fun and educational activities that promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices. West End Park, 1200 Field St., New Iberia, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-367-0834, Facebook.com/CreoleMarket
Dec. 28, 2013 - Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., Daberry.org, Facebook.com/pages/Envision-da-Berry/184912591564828
For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit www.iberiatravel.com