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Lafayette Candlelight Christmas event moved indoors

Posted at 4:42 PM, Dec 19, 2018

The Downtown Candlelight Christmas event planned for tomorrow in Lafayette has been moved indoors due to predicted rain.

The event is sponsored by First United Methodist Church and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. It was going to be held in Parc Sans Souci, but it will now be held in the Church due to the rainy forecast.

The celebration of the Christmas season with readings and carols will continue at 703 Lee Avenue in Downtown Lafayette.

“Downtown Lafayette is thrilled to provide the opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the spirit of Christmas in such a meaningful way,” said Anita Begnaud, Downtown Development Authority CEO. “We are grateful to First United Methodist Church for opening their doors to us and inviting families to participate in this special event.

This event remains free and open to the public and will take place from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Downtown Candlelight Christmas is a traditional holiday celebration that includes the narrated story of a Savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem interspersed with Christmas carols.  Programs will be available to guide the community in the singing of Christmas carols led by local musicians The Rayo Brothers, Sean Bruce, Ray Boudreaux, and Julie Williams.

“This event has been in the works for many months now. The whole concept is about gathering people together of all ages to celebrate and sing the familiar carols of the Christmas season. Though disappointed about the weather, I am excited that our church has an opportunity to welcome new faces from the community into our sanctuary.” said Rev. Max Zehner, pastor of First United Methodist Church.

Depsite the weather, the community is encouraged to continue the special night to celebrate the beauty of the Christmas season inside the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church.

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