Whether you live in Lafayette, LA with kids full-time or are traveling to Louisiana, there are so many fun things to do in the area, especially at the holidays. If you are visiting Lafayette with kids during the holiday season, there are fantastic Christmas light displays to enjoy.
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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.
- Where to See Christmas Lights in Baton Rouge
- Family Friendly Holiday Events in New Orleans
- Family Friendly Holiday Events in Baton Rouge
- Where to See Christmas Lights on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
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.
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 2-23rd 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!
Bridge Point Farms
A new addition to our list this year is one you won’t want to miss! Lafayette’s first driver-thru light-up adventure with over half a million lights. They’ve pulled out all of the stops to make your Christmas memorable. Make sure to visit from 6pm to 11pm, beginning November 24th through December 24th. Tickets can be purchased upon entry for $25 per car and $40 for larger vehicles. Please note, only cash is accepted. They will also have wonderful activities during the weekends from 10am to 2pm. Christmas at Bridge Point is sure to become a Lafayette tradition!
Techneaux Technology Services
This business located at 312 Westgate is at it again! Lights and music! The company has used the musical styling of some of the top performers 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 9. 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.
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 28th and running through December 28th. Every Saturday night will be a special show named “Louisiana Saturday Night.” Make sure to like their Facebook page 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.
Gentry Place Neighborhood Lights
You’ll want to make a trip to a new addition to our list. The homeowners have a list of songs set to a beautiful light show. This is their second year for the show and they are going all our this year! Visit 303 Doug Drive in Lafayette and enjoy their work.