Where to See Holiday Lights in Acadiana

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.

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.

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!

Christmas lights in Lafayette
Photo Courtesy of Acadian Village

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.

holiday light shows in Lafayette
Photo Courtesy of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church

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.

holiday light shows in Lafayette
Photo Courtesy of Santa Workshop on Antigua Facebook Page

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.

Additional Locations:

208 Old Silo Rd, Rayne, LA – Lights galore that include a snow globe projectors, singing snowman and gingerbread family!

1104 Greenbriar Rd, Lafayette, LA – A full light show synced to holiday music!

The Merry Meaux Holiday Light Show – 12425 Beau Soleil, Abbeville, LA – Nightly light display 5:30 – 10pm. Make sure to tune to 92.3FM

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!

Patrice LaBauve
Patrice is a Baton Rouge native that moved to the area to attend UL Lafayette in 2002 and never looked back. Since graduating with a degree in Public Relations she has worked in the insurance business on both personal and commercial sides. Her love of her Cajun heritage made it an easy decision to marry her New Iberia born and raised husband, Matt. They now resides in Youngsville and have two daughters Jolie (9) and Amelie (5) and her bonus son, Eli (14). On most weekdays you will find her running the roads to the dance studio, soccer field or her favorite place, 220 Fitness. The weekends are her favorite family time and are usually spent cooking with her family, watching her daughter show off her goalie skills, checking out any festival around the area, and catching all Saints and Cajuns game. She and her husband are craft beer drinkers, but she also won’t turn down a good Pinot Noir or fancy cocktail. She loves a good philanthropic event, to-do lists, singing in front of people whenever she gets the chance, her gym family and live music. Lafayette has been the perfect place to raise her children and immerse them in the culture she loves.

8 COMMENTS

  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.

  2. Prehistoric Park in Henderson had an amazing dinosaur trail that they decorated with lights. They even have an area at the end with snow and 2 special guests.

  3. While touring the Youngsville roundabouts, swing by Captain Rick Drive in Copper meadows. There are two great houses and one even has a selfie opportunity in a VW van cutout!

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