Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Parades start rolling Dec. 1

     The holiday parades begin Sunday, Dec. 1, with the Breaux Bridge Christmas Parade rolling through downtown Main Street beginning at 2 p.m. The annual Christmas parade always occurs the Sunday after Thanksgiving, kicking off the holiday season.
     The New Iberia Christmas Parade rolls along Main Street from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. Mayor Curry will start the lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on the steps of City Hall.
     The City of Broussard Christmas Parade begins at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at the intersection of South Morgan and Albertson Parkway in Broussard. 
     The Franklin Christmas parade and lamp-lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 on the corner of Jackson and Main streets in Franklin.
     The Christmas Children’s Parade rolls through Carencro at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, part of the all-day Carencro Country Christmas at 5115 N. University in Carencro.
     The Sonic Christmas Parade rolls from downtown Lafayette to the Oil Center, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. One of the oldest Christmas activities in Acadiana, containing more than 20 floats, high school marching bands and the official arrival of Santa Claus to Lafayette.
     The Kiwanis Christmas Parade begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 near St. Martinville Senior High School, following Main Street and ending off Denier Street. 
     The Delcambre Christmas on the Bayou and parade begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the corner of Main Street and South Pelloat to Delcambre Shrimp Festival Building.
     The St. Lucy Festival of Light and Christmas Parade is Dec. 8 at St. Martin de Tours Church Square in St. Martinville.
     The Jeanerette Christmas Parade begins at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 down Main Street with Santa Claus, marching bands, dance groups and more.
     The Mamou Rotary Cajun Christmas Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Mamou High School, runs through the business district on Sixth Street and ends back at the school. Parade features visiting queens, marching bands, Cajun music bands and Santa Clause pulled by Egrets – the official bird of Cajun Country.  
     Delcambre Holiday Boat Parade begins at 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at the boat docks, 307 Isadore St. in Delcambre. 

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