Monday, November 4, 2013

Holiday shopping in Acadiana

     It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and that means it’s time to go shopping! Need a few suggestions? From large malls to souvenir and antique shops, Lafayette and its surrounding area collectively known as Acadiana have something for everyone. 
     ShopLafayette by Lafayette Travel spotlights fabulous shopping, warm and welcoming overnight stays and unique events for travelers and shoppers to enjoy. Visit the ShopLafayette website and on social media to get lots of shopping ideas from hundreds of merchants and businesses. Or visit our helpful interactive map to find the right spot. On Pinterest, you can view what Lafayette shops have to offer.
     New this year is the Acadiana Mall, which unveiled a new look in early November after months of extensive renovation.
     Some of the shopping areas in Lafayette include:
     Acadiana Mall
     The Oil Center
     Downtown Lafayette
     River Ranch Town Center and the Shops at River Ranch
     Parc Lafayette
     …and so much more!
     Between now and Christmas there are several fun shopping events. For instance, the Lafayette Art Association will host its “Marche Noel” or Holiday Art Market with dozens of local artists and crafters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the gallery on 1008 East St. Mary Street in Lafayette.

     Christmas at Coteau, a holiday market with special events to raise funds for the Schools of the Sacre Heart at Grand Coteau, will be Dec. 6 and 7 in Grand Coteau, about 20 minutes north of Lafayette. This year’s schedule of events includes a Holiday Market, Coteau Café, Coteau Celebration, Le Petit-Déjeuner Avec Les Saints and a gourmet luncheon featuring the cuisine of Ruffino’s On The River.
     Check back as we update this blog for more holiday shopping ideas!

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