The holidays are here and Christmas activities will be plentiful throughout Acadiana. We want to keep you up to speed on some of the great events going on this weekend to wet your appetite.

Friday, November 25, 2016

5th Annual Erath Lighting of the Christmas Lights

The Town of Erath and the Erath 4th of July Association would like to invite everyone to attend the 5th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Lights. This year's lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 25 at 6:30pm in front of Erath City Hall, located at 115 West Edwards Street. The town Christmas tree that was donated by the Landry family of Erath, along with all Christmas decorations, will be lit at this time.

Santa Claus will be making a special appearance and will be taking pictures with the children. Hot chocolate will be provided by Champagne's Supermarket. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

A food drive will be held in conjunction with the Lighting of the Christmas Lights. The town encourages everyone attending the lighting to bring can goods or non-perishable food. The food will be collected and donated to needy families in our community.

November 25 - December 30, 2016

Safari of Lights

Stroll through bright and beautiful Zoosiana with friends and family this holiday season. Take a ride on the North Pole Express and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa from the Elves' Eatery.Take a picture with Santa during select nights (call 337-837-4325 for schedule). Zoosiana is generously decorated with dozens of larger-than-life lighted displays, depicting your most favorite animals. Click here for schedule. 
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Opelousas Christmas Celebration

Downtown Opelousas will shine a little brighter this holiday season as 14 live oaks on the Courthouse Square will be fully illuminated with holiday lights. The tree lighting project also coincides with and serves to enhance the 63-year anniversary of the nativity scene lighting on the Courthouse Square.

The lighting of the nativity and the oak trees will take place on November 26 at 5:00 pm.  During the event, there will be a choir and refreshments. Santa will also be on site for pictures from 3:00-5:00pm.  Attendees can also get a first- hand look of the DECK THE SQUARE Art Exhibit, which will feature decorated oversized ornaments in storefront windows. These original works of art will be designed by aspiring Opelousas student artists.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sounds of the Season

Free Christmas concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presented by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association, featuring familiar Christmas songs as well as classical selections. St. Peters Church, 108 E. Saint Peter St., New Iberia, 3:00-4:30pm, (337) 364-1603, IberiaCultural.com