Where to See Holiday Lights in Acadiana

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.

Bendel Gardens

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!

Christmas lights in Lafayette

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.

holiday light shows in Lafayette

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.

Santa’s Workshop

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.

where can I see holiday lights in Acadiana?

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.

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.

Did your favorite Lafayette, LA light display make our list? Let us know if we need to add any more! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your kids in Acadiana and make the best memories yet! Don’t forget that in addition to the best Christmas light displays in Lafayette, there are dozens of family friendly holiday events in Lafayette as well!


  1. The Downtown Deridder, La lights that go from Dec 4th through the first of the year. they are awesome and there is something new every year.


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