Have A Holly, Jolly Downtown Christmas

We’re turning Downtown Lafayette into the North Pole this Christmas season. With exciting light installations, decorating contests, and easy ways to give back to our organization, it’s easier than ever to join us in making spirits bright.

Here are three easy ways to get onto Santa’s Nice List:

Merry & Bright Christmas

In an effort to spark holiday joy, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited is producing “Merry & Bright,” a series of safe, family-friendly holiday events in Downtown Lafayette sponsored by Coca-Cola. The seasonal celebration includes a Christmas tree decorating contest, a competition for best holiday window display, a virtual concert featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, and a Candlelight Christmas with traditional carols — all taking place throughout the month of December.

A Very Curley Christmas and Candlelight Christmas will be live-streamed on the Downtown Lafayette and Downtown Alive! Facebook pages. 

Downtown Lafayette would like to extend a holly, jolly thank you to all of the sponsors who made Merry & Bright Christmas a possibility this year: presenting sponsor Lafayette Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Evangeline Bank & Trust, Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, Professional Outsource Services, Evangeline Maid, The Acadiana Advocate, Guilliot Dentistry, Jones Walker, The Grouse Room, Kiwanis of Acadiana, Kiwanis of Lafayette, and Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana.

Learn more by visiting the individual event pages below.

The Christmas Tree Extravaganza is a Christmas tree decorating contest that kicks off on Saturday, December 7th and ends on Saturday, December 21st. The Tree Extravaganza will bring together families, businesses, and organizations from around Acadiana for a friendly Christmas Competition to see who can create the most beautifully decorated Christmas Tree in Lafayette. The Extravaganza will take place in Parc International where a grove of Christmas trees will be set up for participants to decorate. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite tree online and winners will be announced at the end of the three-week extravaganza 

Window Wonderland 2020 is a fine art installation in commercial display windows in Downtown Lafayette that brings together the community, business owners and local artists to celebrate civic pride and the holiday season by showcasing their creative talents in an artistic, family-friendly and festive format.

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