A horse-drawn carriage ride. A march of boats. A Victorian residence embellished out for a holidays.
Visitors and residents can take their collect of Christmas events via Iberia Parish this month.
Here are some highlights: (events in New Iberia unless indicated otherwise)
- Tours of a Victorian-era Joseph Jefferson Home: Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
- Shadows-on-the-Teche “merry making” tours: Decorated in 19th-century holiday style, a tours will concentration on family celebrations of a time. Also locate a Shadows Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 8.
- Winter Wonderland: Downtown storefront window displays in gratifying décor in a character of New York City dialect store windows such as Bergdorf Goodman or Bloomingdale’s.
- Iberia Performing Arts League’s performances of a Christmas classical “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Thursday by Sunday, Dec. 6-16.
- Interactive storytelling and Christmas carols for adults: Iberia Parish Library, Thursday, Dec. 6; Princess Meet and Greet, Saturday, Dec. 8; and Hugo Kringle, Friday, Dec. 14.
- “Southern Sleigh Rides:” Dec. 14-16, starting during a Sliman Theater and roving by a ancestral district in horse-drawn carriages with food, drinks and fun for a whole family.
- Magic on Main Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. “Believe in a Berry” events via a day starting during 7 a.m., including a Christmas-themed breakfast, a Teche Area Farmers Market, crafts, food trucks, low-pitched performances, lighting of a village Christmas tree and a Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce’s Very Berry Christmas Quest.
- Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.
And take lots of photos. You can enter a Iberia Parish Convention Visitors Bureau’s Savor a Season print contest. Holiday prizes will be awarded. For some-more details, visit iberiatravel.com/things-do/festivals-events/holiday or iberiatravel.com/events-calendar.
Season in St. Landry
The Academy of a Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau continues a Holiday Market tradition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, during a school, 1821 Academy Road.
At a market, as many as 75 vendors will offer antiques, estate jewelry, Christmas accessories, handmade items, artwork, children’s apparel, and home and garden accessories. Admission is $10.
There’s also a epicurean luncheon on Friday charity internal cuisine. Luncheon seatings are during 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $60 per person, $450 per list of eight. Admission also includes opening to a market.
More delicious delights are served Saturday afternoon during a Gala on a Grounds starting during 11:30 a.m. This eventuality also facilities live music, cocktails and a live auction. Tickets are $100 per person.
Kids can make crafts, take photos with Santa, and play cook during Cookies during Coteau on Saturday for ages 4-10. The kids’ eventuality runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $20 per child, $10 for Santa cinema only.
There’s also an Eat, Drink Be Merry Saturday luncheon that opens with a conform uncover during 11:30 a.m. Tickets, that also embody opening to a market, are $35 and $250 for a list of eight.
And what are a holidays though music?
The Baton Rouge Early Vocal Ensemble (BREVE) earnings to Washington during 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, for a annual giveaway Christmas concert at a chapel before famous as St. John’s Episcopal Church.
This medieval reconstruction church, 308 Church St., was easy by a Washington Garden Club in a character of a duration when a church was completed, c. 1874. The tiny chapel is a ideal environment for this insinuate concert, though seating is limited.
Formed in 2010, a a capella organisation BREVE performs Renaissance and Baroque-era song in churches opposite a state. Most songs are sung in Latin and are from a 16th and 17th century.
The Eunice Community Concert Band Choir will benefaction a 2018 Christmas concerts during 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14-15, during a Liberty Theater, 200 Park Ave., Eunice. Admission is $5, adults; $2, children 12 and younger.
Nova Scotia in July?
A Louisiana Travelers seniors’ outing to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick is designed for Jul 9-23, 2019. The cost is $1,714 per person. Registration opens Dec. 17.
For additional information, call Leslie Tassin during (225) 769-5872.