Christmas can be such a fun time for families, especially when you have little kids.

Luckily, Lafayette has some amazing events that you and your family can go to and hopefully get into the holiday spirit.

One event that is sure to be a good time for all is the A Merry & Bright Series that is being held in Downtown Lafayette this year.

This series is family-friendly and is a great way to not only spend time with your family to make some memories but it is also a great way to check out your community.

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Here are all the great ways that Downtown Lafayette is celebrating the Christmas holiday this year:

Christmas Tree Extravaganza:


Happening December 1-31. This event is located in Parc International all December long and will feature decorated spruce trees for the public to view and vote on.

The lighting of the Christmas Tree:


Happening on December 3. This event will kick off the holiday series for Downtown Lafayette. The event will take place in Parc International from 5-9 pm. It will feature the lighting of the Christmas tree and live music from Curley Taylor.

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Christmas Carnival:

Happening on December 4 from 2-5 pm. After attending the annual Sonic Christmas Parade you can head to Parc International for the Christmas Carnival. This event will feature a carousel, face painting, train rides, photos with Santa, a petting zoo, and so much more.

Christmas Candlelight: 

Happening on December 8 from 6-7 pm at Parc International. This multi-denominational candlelight Christmas service will include carols and a reading of the Christmas Story.

Movies in the Parc:

Happening on December 10 in Parc International there will be a reading of The Polar Express at sunset. This event will also feature photos with Santa, popcorn, fun jumps, and face painting. The gate for this event will open at 3:30 pm.

Be sure to check out all of these great events in Downtown Lafayette this year.

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