If you are planning to visit Lafayette, Louisiana with kids, Lafayette Mom has you covered. Whether you’re in the Acadiana region for a quick day trip or here for several days, our parenting website has all the information you’ll need for things to do in Lafayette with kids. If you’re looking for holiday and Christmas events in Lafayette, LA, this guide to family-friend holiday events will help! There is also a comprehensive list of the best places to see Christmas lights in Lafayette here.
LARC Noel Acadien au Village :: Worth the Drive to Lafayette
Looking for a village of lights to light up your holiday experience? LARC Noel Acadien au Village in Lafayette, Louisiana is the perfect place for your family to enjoy spectacular holiday lights in Louisiana this season. This family friendly adventure is packed with fun activities for kids of all ages, pictures with Santa, local cuisine, local shopping, and over a half-a-million lights on display. Including this life-size, fully functioning, chapel pictured behind me above!
Luckily we still get some warmer nights in December here in South Louisiana, so we packed up the kids and headed to the earliest showing at 5:00pm to enjoy the lights, dinner, music, rides and burn those extra before bedtime jitters. The kids got to run around the outdoor experience and burn energy while we were able to enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere.
Here’s all the details you need to make the drive to LARC’s Noel Acadien au Village and be ready for a family-friendly good time:
Admission prices :: Per the website, admission is $9 for ages 3 and above online, $8 at Acadiana Shop Rite locations and $10 at the gate. Children 2 and under DO NOT require a ticket. All proceeds directly benefit LARC Inc., our residential, vocational, and community supports & services programs.*PLEASE PRINT YOUR TICKET * (Not required, but recommended.)
Dates :: it will be open December 2 – 23, 2022
Tips for enjoying the village :: I strongly suggest getting tickets ahead of time and planning to carpool as much as possible. If grandparents are coming along we have them ride with us. Depending on the weather the parking lot can get muddy; it is an open field so comfy shoes that can handle the outdoors might be required. Parking and ticket entrance can get crowded but beyond entry there are direct paths that keep the crowds moving nicely.
LARC uses this wonderful Christmas experience to support individuals and families with developmental disabilities in our local community. They are a non-profit making direct impacts here in Acadiana, which is lovely to support during the holiday season.
Make Memories in Lafayette With Your Kids
I am realizing just how much the year(s) have gone by so quickly recalling these fun memories visiting the village. We are about to add baby boy #3 to the chaos of our Broussard house. This year Noel Acadien au Village will be the last visit as a family of 4! What treasured memories of watching the magic of Christmas lights come to light in my own sons’ eyes. If you’re making the drive to Lafayette, LA on a weekend in December, check out the Holiday Guide that has all the family friendly activities around Acadiana all month long. I hope you enjoy this little treasure of the world as much as we do!
If you end up visiting Noel Acadien au Village please let me know – I’d love to hear about your experience!