We can all use a little holiday cheer right about now. So, just in time for Christmas, Downtown Lafayette is turning into a Winter Wonderland this December.

Downtown Unlimited is producing "Merry & Bright," a series of safe, family-friendly holiday events in Downtown Lafayette, sponsored by Coca-Cola.

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The celebrations will include a Christmas tree decorating contest, a concert featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, a competition for best holiday window display, a Candlelight Christmas featuring traditional carols, and a Movies In The Parc season finale.

Below is the complete schedule for the "Merry & Bright" series.

Downtown Window Wonderland
November 13 - December 19 | Jefferson Street and various locations Downtown

Christmas Tree Extravaganza
November 30 - December 19 | Parc International

A Very Curley Christmas + Lighting of the Tree
Friday, December 4 | Parc International | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ArtWalk Christmas Market
Saturday, December 14 | Parc International | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Candlelight Christmas
Thursday, December 19 | Parc International | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas Tree Extravaganza + Window Wonderland Finale (Winner Announced) Movies in the Parc Christmas Edition
Saturday, December 19 | Parc International | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

All COVID-19 mandates -- including social distancing, requiring masks, and limiting event attendance capacity to 250 or less people -- will be in place. Should protocols be updated to prevent public gatherings, A Very Curley Christmas and Candlelight Christmas will be live-streamed on the Downtown Lafayette Facebook page.

Keep in mind, that some of these events do require purchasing a ticket. Tickets for A Very Curley Christmas, Candlelight Christmas, and Movies In The Parc are available at www.downtownlafayette.org/events-landing/christmas-downtown.

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