Christmas Events Across Acadiana

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Christmas Events Across Acadiana

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 9:21 AM
Updated: Dec 6, 2021 9:47 AM

KADN - Below is a list of Christmas events across Acadiana :


Christmas fun coming to West Village in Scott on Saturday, December 18th.
December 6, 2021

Scott, LA – West Village, the new, 143-acre mixed-use development in the works off of Apollo Road Extension in Scott, Louisiana will have its first Christmas event on Saturday, December 18th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas at West Village presented by Robbie Breaux & Team is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Join West Village for a fun evening with live music by Chubby Carrier, free pictures with Santa, shopping at the local pop up shops, plenty of kids activities and to see the official Coca-Cola Christmas truck on-site.

Date: Saturday, December 18th Location: 1001 Apollo Rd, in Scott, LA Time: 6-9pm Cost: FREE Presented by: Robbie Breaux & Team

Different activities to occur in the evening at Christmas at West Village are:

The Official Coca-Cola Christmas truck

Free pictures with Santa

Live Music by Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Kids Activities such as Face Painting, Virtual Reality, mobile aerial cirque training for kids, and more.

Local pop up shops for holiday shopping


C2 Vintage Station Holiday Local Vendors Market, Saturday, December 4th - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mamou Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 4th - lineup 10 a.m.; parade starts - 11 a.m.

Pine Prairie Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, Saturday, December 4th - 4 p.m.

Ville Platte Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 5th - lineup @ 5 p.m.; parade starts @ 5:30 p.m.

Evangeline Chamber Member Family Christmas Social, December 5th - 5 - 7:30 p.m. @ Evangeline Chamber Office

Village of Turkey Creek Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 11th @ 11 a.m.

Village of Chataignier Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 12th @ 3 p.m.


Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - GLC Farmers Market - Every Wednesday. 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, 6110 Loreauville Rd., New Iberia, 2-6 p.m., (337) 577-9160

Dec. 1 - 31 - Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home & Rip Van Winkle Gardens - Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holiday season. Admission. Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 359-8525

Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Bayou Teche French Table - Every Thursday. Celebrate our Cajun culture and improve your French speaking skills regardless of your level of French. Additionally, enjoy conversations with francophones and francophiles who visit New Iberia from all over the world as well as students in the French Immersion setting at North Lewis Elementary. Vive le français! McDonald's, 1501 Center St., New Iberia, 7-8 a.m., (337) 380-7420.

Dec. 2 - 31 - Shadows Holiday Harvest Home & Garden Tour - Special holiday home and garden tour which explores what the holiday season meant to both the Weeks family and those enslaved on the family's plantations. Admission. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 4 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - First Saturday of the month from February to December except July. Enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids activities and other special events. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing & Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., (800) 884-6120

Dec. 4 - Christmas in the Village - A small town family Christmas event. Tree lighting, food, vendors, music, kids activities, photos with Santa and special surprises. Loreauville Town Hall, 103 S. Main St., Loreauville, 6-9 p.m., (337) 519-1331

Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28 - Teche Area Farmers Market - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handmade cypress yard objects, homemade bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. The market is held every Saturday morning from 7-11 a.m. and Tuesday afternoon from 2-6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, (337) 369-2330

Dec. 5 - Bird on the Bayou Sidewalk Sunday - First Sunday of the month except Easter Sunday. The antique and crafts market will have vendors set up outside the store with their crafts and items. Bird on the Bayou, 120 E. Main St., New Iberia, 12:30-4:30 p.m., (337) 339-2826

Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony - A celebration remembering the day the USA 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) 367-0308.

Dec. 9 - Rwandan Genocide Survivor Speech - Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor and New York Times best-selling author of Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide, is scheduled to speak in New Iberia. This is a free event and registration is not required. She will speak about faith, hope, love and forgiveness. West End Park Gymnasium, 1200 Field St., New Iberia, (337) 519-9233

Dec. 9 - 12 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "A USO Christmas Homecoming" - Live theater production, concessions. Admission. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs.-Sat. 7:30-10 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m., (337) 364-6114

Dec. 10 - 11 - Rwandan Genocide Survivor Retreat - Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor and New York Times best-selling author of Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Genocide, will host a retreat in New Iberia. The retreat includes Immaculee's witness of the power of prayer, miracles of the Rosary, and inspirational music. Admission. Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2514 Old Jeanerette Rd., New Iberia, Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.- noon, (337) 519-9233

Dec. 11 - Pancakes & PJs with Santa - Picnic Style - Spend a morning picnic style with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring your own blanket and enjoy your hot pancakes and sausage provided by New Iberia McDonald's. Holiday face painting and story time with Mrs. Claus, photo-ops and a holiday train will also be available. Admission. Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion, 128 W. Main St., New Iberia, 8-11 a.m.

Dec. 11 - Shadows Christmas Craft Market - Grab your Christmas list and come enjoy the day with your family and friends while supporting local artists, craftsmen, and the Shadows-on-the-Teche. Admission. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (337) 369-6446

Dec. 11 - Very Berry Christmas Quest - The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with local businesses, will be hosting a family scavenger hunt to celebrate the Christmas season in Iberia Parish. Families will pick up goody bags filled with coupons and holiday treats at the chamber's office, along with their quest cards which track the activities they participate in throughout the day. Families able to collect seven stickers on their cards will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. Admission. Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 364-1836

Dec. 11 - Queen City Christmas Parade - Bayou Traditions Inc. will present the annual Downtown New Iberia Christmas parade. 100,000+ lights have been installed along the parade route, which runs from Torrido Village to Jefferson Street. There will be Christmas floats, dance schools and band performances along with plenty of Christmas throws. The event culminates with a boat parade and fireworks on Bayou Teche from the Lewis Street bridge (Bayou Landing) to the Jefferson Street bridge (Pelicans on the Bayou). Historic Main Street, New Iberia, 6-8 p.m., (337) 207-5670

Dec. 11 - Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade - Lighted boat parade and family fun. Delcambre Docks, 411 S. Richard St., Delcambre, 6-9 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7

Dec. 12 - Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade - Main Street Parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. It will begin on West Main Street at the corner of Saunier Drive and end at the Shrimp Festival Building. Main Street, Delcambre, 2-4 p.m., (337) 519-2541.

Dec. 15 - Les Cadiens du Teche Cajun Dance - Every third Wednesday of the month. Les Cadiens du Teche (Cajun French Music Association) dance to Cajun music with a meal, door prizes, cake walk, 50/50 and camaraderie, at their monthly public meeting. La Louisiane Banquet Hall, 5509 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 7-9:30 p.m., (337) 258-1876

Dec. 16 - Surprise Party for Bunk Johnson - Join the Bunk Johnson Jazz, Arts, and Heritage Festival and Shadows-on-the-Teche in celebrating New Iberia’s own jazz legend, Bunk Johnson, with dinner, a movie premiere, music, and cake. Admission. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 6-8 p.m.

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