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Nativity lighting this afternoon

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The Lighting of the Nativity Scene & the Oaks on the Courthouse Square is underway in Opelousas. 

The event lasts until 6 p.m. Saturday downtown. 
 
The holiday festivities began at 3 p.m. on the Courthouse Square.  Santa Claus will be onsite for holiday photos and there will also be a petting zoo, refreshments and choral performances of popular Christmas carols. Attendees can also stroll around the square and view the many art exhibits in store front windows designed by student artists.

This year marks the 64th anniversary of the Nativity Scene. The nativity scene at the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square began in the 1940s. In 1953, a special building was made for the nativity. 
 
After the lighting ceremony, Java Square coffee shop located across the street will host a 1920's themed customer appreciation party celebrating their building's 90-year history from 6 p.m until 8 p.m.  The downtown coffee shop is encouraging people to dress in 1920's attire. 
 
The Lighting of the Oaks and Nativity event is a collaboration of the Walking Ladies, Opelousas Main Street and St. Landry Parish Government with the generous support of the community in anticipation of the 2020 Tricentennial of Opelousas. 

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