In Lafayette, downtown businesses are starting to celebrate the holiday season by decorating their storefronts and windows.
The decorated window displays are just the first in a series of events and activities that will be featured in this year's month-long celebration called "A Merry and Bright Downtown Christmas."
Artists are hoping the window displays will turn Jefferson Street into a winter wonderland, even if the temperatures outside may be warm.
"So we have a great storefront. We have the bowling ball mixed in, bringing a little Christmas flair, kind of bringing in the Christmas season to downtown Lafayette," said Kevin Tassin, manager of Rock 'n' Bowl.
The "Merry and Bright Christmas" events kick off next weekend with the installation of a "North Pole of Downtown" in Parc International.