Where to See Holiday Lights in Lafayette, LA / Acadiana
The holidays are upon us in Lafayette! It’s time for holiday cheer, gatherings, and making memories with your family. We are lucky that Lafayette, LA is so family-friendly. Below are some great ideas of places and events to view Christmas lights in the Acadiana area this holiday season. If you are looking for other things to do in Lafayette with kids this holiday season, we have you covered there, too, with our extensive guide to holiday events in Lafayette. If you would like to cut down your own Christmas tree in Louisiana this holiday season, we always think that’s a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.
If you’re up for a road trip within Louisiana or heading to see family nearby, please note these great resources for holiday events in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
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If you haven’t visited this house, make sure to put it at the top of your list! The home located at 305 Bendel in the Bendel Gardens neighborhood has the most amazing light show. The music is synced with the show and can be heard through your radio when tuned to the specific station they have posted at the home.
Landry House in Jeanerette
This is another home that has a great light show synced to music. It’s located about 2 miles past Jeanerette on Hwy 90. Mr. Landry has been putting on this spectacular show since 2013.
Noel Acadien au Village
Christmas at LARC’s Acadian Village is a classic. You won’t want to miss this two-acre 500,000 light dream. Carnival rides, music, merchants, and the jolly man himself aren’t a bad bonus either.
The event will run from December 3-23rd 5:30 pm to 9 pm nightly, weather permitting. Tickets can be purchased online for $9, local Shop Rites for $8, and at the gate for $10. Children 2 and under are FREE!
Techneaux Technology Services
This business located at 312 Westgate is at it again! Lights and music! The company has used the music styling of Michael Jackson in the past and I’m sure this year will be just as amazing.
St. Lucy Festival of Lights
St. Martin de Tours catholic church in St. Martinville lights up the square beginning on December 11. The event begins with mass at 4 pm and continues with activities until and after the lighting at 6 pm.
West Bayou Parkway
You can take a drive down this well-known road and see beautiful houses with over-the-top decorations! It’s a great drive for any day of the week.
Make sure to bring your little ones to 163 Antigua where you’ll be greeted by a larger-than-life polar bear. There is also a giant mailbox to drop off their wish lists that will be sent to the North Pole, a photo op with the Grinch and if you’re lucky enough you may get to with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. If driving by, make sure to stop, get out of the car, and enjoy all the details.
New Iberia – Main Street Historic District
New Iberia’s Main Street Historic District will be lit up and will be one you won’t want to miss. Take a drive and explore the extravagant decorations the community puts their hearts into.
Making Spirits Bright – A Holiday Light Trail
Abbeville’s newest Christmas tradition benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana. December 11th, 6 pm-9 pm drive through AA Comeaux Park and enjoy the Christmas Experience. There will also be an option to purchase a Christmas Cheer Box filled with Christmas treats & crafts for the whole family. Trolley transportation will be available to the park from Magdalen Square following the Christmas Parade.
Merry & Bright Christmas Light Show
Visit 319 Lucerne Drive in New Iberia. Tune your radio to 95.1 FM and enjoy a wonderful show beginning November 29th and running through Christmas Day. Every Saturday night will be a special show named “Louisiana Saturday Night.” Make sure to like their Facebook and Instagram pages to get all the latest information.
12 Yards of Christmas
Enjoy a Christmas Light Tour through Acadiana that ends with a Christmas light show featuring more than 20,000 lights! The Christmas Light Tour will start December 5th and run through December 30th. Download a map (it will be available starting December 4th) and drive by the 12 (plus more) yards throughout Acadiana that are decorated for Christmas. Use our suggested route or make your own!
Roundabout Tour in Youngsville
Every roundabout in Youngsville will come alive with Penguins on Parade, Christmas Carnival, Toy Soldiers, Santa on his tractor, Santa Land, Toy Land, Winter Skating Rink and Santa and his Snowmen. Lights will be up from dusk to down every night through Christmas.
Captain Rick Drive
After you take the tour of Youngsville’s roundabouts, swing by Captain Rick Drive in Copper Meadows. There are a couple great houses to visit. One even has a selfie opportunity in a VW van cutout!
Downtown DeRidder Christmas Light Show
The DeRidder Christmas Light Show will be Dec. 1 through Jan. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to Midnight, in downtown DeRidder near City Hall. Tune in to FM 101.1 upon arrival.
Prehistoric Park Light Show
Take a drive to Henderson and visit the dinosaurs! Stop by Prehistoric Park Thursday – Sunday 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and everyday Christmas week to experience their festive lighted trail.