Below is a list of Christmas events happening in Acadiana. These events may change regarding the pandemic or weather. We will update this list as that information is provided to us.
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Christmas at the Courthouse has been canceled due to hurricane damage and COVID-19 safety concerns. Residents can still enjoy the lights and decorations at the courthouse. They will remain up until after New Year's Day.
December 12 - Turkey Creek's Christmas parade, scheduled for December 12, has been canceled due to low numbers.
November 29 - Sounds of the Season. Radio broadcast, 1240AM and 107.5FM. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Due to Covid Restrictions, Iberia Cultural Resources Association will rebroadcast on KANE 1240AM or 107.5FM a previous Symphony Performance so we may still enjoy the beautiful Christmas Sounds of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra from the comfort of our homes. 337-298-7964, IberiaCultural.org.
November 30 – 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 4-6, 10-13 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, “The Death & Life of Larry Benson" IPAL Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. Admission. Dec 4-5 at 7:30 p.m., Dec 6 at 2 p.m., Dec 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., Dec 13 at 2 p.m. Live theatre production, concessions. 337-364-6114, IPALTheater.com.
December 5 - Christmas in the Village. Loreauville Town Hall, 103 S Main St. 6-9 p.m. A great small-town family Christmas event. Lighting of the Christmas tree, food, craft vendors, photos with Santa and special surprises. (337) 519-1331, IberiaTravel.com.
December 12 - Pancakes & PJs with Santa from 8 am to 11 am. Click here for tickets.
December 12 - New Iberia Christmas Parade. Historic Downtown, Main Street, New Iberia. 5:30-8 p.m. The New Iberia Downtown Alliance presents the annual 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. There are Christmas floats, visiting royalty, dance schools, school band performances throughout the parade route. 337-207-5670, IberiaTravel.com.
December 13 - Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade. Main Street, Delcambre. 2-4 p.m. Christmas on the Bayou Parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. 337-519-2541, IberiaTravel.com.
Jefferson Davis Parish
November 30 - January 4 - Christmas Tree Extravaganza. Parc International. Envision 50+ live Christmas trees decorated throughout Parc International. Winner announced December 19 at Parc International during Movies in the Parc. Open daily from 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. DowntownLafayette.org.
November 30 - January 4 - Window Wonderland. Downtown Lafayette. A fine art installation in commercial display windows in Downtown Lafayette that brings together the community, business owners and local artists to celebrate civic pride and the holiday season by showcasing their creative talents in an artistic, family-friendly and festive format. DowntownLafayette.org.
December 2 - The mayor will host Santa on December 2 at 5:30pm, who will light the community Christmas tree in front of Broussard City Hall. Masks will be required and social distancing will be strongly encouraged.
December 3-6 - Crossroads Church presents The Real Story of Christmas. Crossroads Church, 150 Verona Dr., Lafayette. Dec 3-4 at 7 p.m., Dec 5 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and Dec 6 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/Christmas.
December 4-23 - Noël Acadien Au Village. Acadian Village, Lafayette.Noel Acadien au Village will go on this year, but things will be different because of COVID-19. Click here to see an updated schedule. 337-981-2364, AcadianVillage.org.
December 4 – A Very Curley Christmas. Parc International, Lafayette. Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble will perform in Parc International at a LIVE, ticketed show. We’ll have “local celebrities” on hand for the lighting of the Downtown Lafayette Christmas tree. Tickets on sale soon. 337-291-5566, DowntownLafayette.org.
December 5 - Carencro Country Christmas. - CANCELED
December 6 - Deck the Halls, A Christmas Home Tour. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 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. Featuring music at each home by Youth Orchestra members from the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. 337-232-4277. AcadianaSymphony.org.
December 15-27 - Old-Time Winter at Vermilionville. 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Regular admission $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students and children 6 and under enter free. Group rates available. Reduced admission for Family Day (December 19th) is $5. Experience the simple warmth and beauty of holidays past as our historic village brings to life the winter traditions of yesteryear. You can meet Papa Noël, learn how to make wax candles, sing along to Christmas carols, watch popcorn stringing and even get a taste of apple cider! Perfect for student field trips. 337-233-4077 x199, Vermilionville.org.
December 17 - Candlelight Christmas. Parc International. Downtown Lafayette. 6-7 p.m. Family-friendly event, featuring the telling of the story of the first Christmas, narrated by Reverend Max Zehner of First United Methodist Church, and interspersed with traditional carols led by a group of talented local musicians. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, light a candle, and join in song with friends and family in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets on sale soon. DowntownLafayette.org.
December 18-20 – Christmas at The Bayou. The Bayou Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette. Dec 18 at 7 p.m., Dec 19 at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., Dec 20 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Free admission. 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. 337-984-8291, TheBayouChurch.org/Christmas.
December 19 - Movies in The Parc. Parc International. Join us for the grand finale of our Christmas series in Downtown Lafayette where we’ll screen the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas performance, followed by a showing of the classic “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Winners of the Window Wonderland and Christmas Tree Extravaganza competitions will be announced as well! Tickets on sale soon. DowntownLafayette.org.
December 19-20 - The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker presented by Lafayette Ballet Theatre, with Principal dancers from the Pacific Northwest Ballet. A live performance captured and streamed for your comfort, safety and enjoyment. Be on the lookout for virtual tickets, coming soon! 337-291-5555, LafayetteBalletTheatre.org.
St. Landry Parish
December 2-6 - Christmas at Coteau. The Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy will host their 36th annual holiday shopping market and Christmas at Coteau celebration. While we are unable to welcome our guests and merchants on campus this year, we plan to infuse all of the Christmas at Coteau holiday spirit into off-site and virtual events both for our local businesses and our guests. Shopping will be available through our Private Facebook Christmas at Coteau Shopping Group. 337-662-7062, SSHCoteau.org/Events/Christmas-at-Coteau.
St. Martin Parish
November 27-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-23 – Atchafalaya Christmas. McGee’s Swamp Tours, 1337 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson. Tour departures at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Adults $25, Children (2-12 years old) $20, Children (0-2 years old) Free. Swamp tours led by Papa Noël (aka Santa Claus) himself! 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.
St. Mary Parish
The Cajun Christmas display lighting ceremony is Thursday, Nov. 26th at 6 p.m.; Brashear Avenue, cross street Federal Ave., Morgan City. (Social distancing guidelines will be maintained for this outdoor event.) The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live @KWBJ TV 22. The display will be on board the Spirit of Morgan City until early January.
December 3 - 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.
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