Monday, November 25, 2013

Lighten up, Acadiana!

            Family’s in for the holidays, kids are getting under foot now that the weather’s turned chilly….get out of the house and tour the area’s holiday light displays! Here’s a list of holiday lights happening throughout Acadiana.
            Kemper Williams Park’s “Christmas Lights in the Park” at 264 Cotten Road in Patterson will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31. For $2 per car, visitors may enjoy the beautiful displays, lights and music throughout the park.
            Christmas in Crowley features more than 200,000 holiday lights synchronized to music from 5 p.m. to midnight Dec. 2 through Jan. 3, 2014, along Parkerson Avenue in Crowley. The ride is free and you can tune your radio to 93.3 FM for the music. But there will also be "A Holiday Affair" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Crowley downtown with carolers, pictures with Santa and more. To view a video of the synchronized lights, click here.
            The Safari of Lights at the Zoo of Acadiana begins Nov. 29 and runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30. Be sure and ride the North Pole Express train! 
            AcadianVillage is covered in half a million lights and offers live entertainment, food and holiday shopping from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly from Nov. 30 through Dec. 23. The annual event titled “Noel Acadien au Village” helps raise funds for the non-profit. Tickets are $9 at the gate; $7 in advance.
           Grand Noel in Grand Coteau is a chance to enjoy shopping in the quaint town from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 but there will also be carriage rides, food, carolers, candlelight and food.

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