CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK: 6 p.m., Moncus Park, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. This free, family friendly Christmas celebration will feature live music, pop-up shops and kids' activities. 


"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE — A LIVE RADIO PLAY": 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W Vermilion St., Lafayette. Be transported to Bedford Falls in this inspired retelling of everyone's favorite Holiday movie. $20.


CAJUN CAR SHOW: 10 a.m., Don's Automotive Group Broussard, 3910 Highway 90, Broussard. Have a jolly, fun time with free jambalaya, live music and pictures with Santa Claus.

CAJUN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Louisiana Children's Discovery Center, 113 N. Cypress St., Hammond. Join friends at the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center for a Cajun meal, reading of "The Cajun Gingerbread Boy" and games. $15 for kids and $4 for adults who are members; $20 for kids and $8 for adults who are nonmembers.

TAKE'M HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 11 a.m., Paws and Paw Paws, 930 Robley Drive, Lafayette. An adoption event with pets from Acadiana Animal Aid and Lafayette Animal Control. Free. 

CAJUN CHRISTMAS ART BRUNCH AND MARKET: 11 a.m., Bread & Circus Provisions, 258 Bendel Road. Featuring music from Michot's Melody Makers and an arts market pop-up. 

TACKY SWEATER PACK WALK: 1 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Grab a tacky Christmas sweater and leash up furry four-legged pals in this free, family friendly event.

BEER, MUSIC, ART AND FOOD!: 2 p.m., Cajun Brewing, 206 Rayburn St., Lafayette. Featuring special beers, music, food, and an arts market at the Lafayette craft brewery. $5. 

A VERY COURET CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Couret Farms, 505 W. Pont Des Mouton, Lafayette. Featuring pop-up shops, pictures with Santa, and food and drink.

SALSA SOCIAL: 8 p.m., Segovia Dance Company, 1501 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite I, Lafayette. Salsa class followed by dance to midnight. No experience necessary. $10. 

BADDER SANTA XIII: 9 p.m., The Office Bar, 307 Jefferson St. Holiday attire suggested. VIP tables available. 

DIAMOND DEVIL REVUE: 9:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. Get into the Christmas spirit with Lucy Furr, Ruby Fox, Martini Bear, Minnie D'Ville, host Virgil Lemeuix and special guest Victoria Vi King from Dallas. $12.


WOMAN TO WOMAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 9 p.m., The Brass Room, 1302 Surrey St., Lafayette. Featuring performances by Connie G and Lysa. $10.

UGLY SWEATER PARTY: 2 p.m., Bark Avenue Pet Spa and Boutique, 1021A E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Enjoy pictures with Santa and furry pals as well as warm cookies at the new facility. 

"THE NIGHT BEFORE?" BY TANYA TAYLOR: 4:30 p.m., Cité des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A lighthearted comedy based on a true story of life, love, death and the pursuit of happiness. $17.


MACKENZIE BOURG — HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 7:30 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W Vermilion St., Lafayette. The singer takes on holiday classics and more in this intimate show. $23 and up.


LAFAYETTE COMEDY'S THE WURST OPEN-MIC: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Wurst Biergarten, 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Hosted by Maggie Shipley and Vaughan Veillon. $3 general admission. Free for comedians.

SILVERBACKS' IMPROVISED HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: 7:30 p.m., Feed N Seed, 106 N. Grant St., Lafayette. The group celebrates its sixth annual holiday show. $10.

DUELING PIANOS WITH LAUGHS AND LIBATIONS: 8 p.m., The Grouse Room, 1919 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 303, Lafayette. Pianists play and jokers joke during this weekly event with drink specials.


"LIGHTWIRE THEATRE — A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS": 6:30 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits.

CLANDESTINE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: A HOLIDAY THROWDOWN: 6 p.m., Rêve Coffee Roasters, 200 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring food from Olympic Grove, a latte art throwdown, and music from DJ Digital. 


OLD TIME X-MAS FAMILY DAY: 10 a.m., Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Road, Lafayette. Experience the simple warmth and beauty of Christmas past as Vermilionville brings to life the holiday traditions of yesteryear. $5. 

NOEL ACADIAN VILLAGE 2017: 5:30 p.m., LARC's Acadian Village, 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette. $10. Free for military (with ID) and children 4 years and under.


SAFARI OF LIGHTS: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Zoosiana, 5601 U.S. 90, Broussard. Stroll through the zoo and see dozens of lighted displays. $7 per person, $6 in advance. Weather permitting, special events available., (337) 837-4325.


ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. Featuring "Art I-10," "Steve Breaux: Waking Space," "Intertwined" and "The Registry."

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ACADIANA: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette. Admission is $7 for children and adults. Free for children 12 months and under.

HILLIARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Featuring "Tina Freeman: Artist Spaces," "William Kentride: Journey to the Moon," "Lin Emery: A Movement, 1957-2017," and "Spotlight on Francis Pavy." Yoga in the Galleries on the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m.; and free guided tour every Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m.

HUB CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oil Center, 427 Heymann St., Lafayette. Across from Champagne's. The first and third Saturdays include an arts weekend.

LAFAYETTE FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Horse Farm, 2913 Johnston St., Lafayette. Includes a Cajun jam at 9 a.m.

OPELOUSAS FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Farmers Market Pavilion, 925 E. Landry St., Opelousas.

TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia.

LAFAYETTE SCIENCE MUSEUM: 433 Jefferson St., Lafayette. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

JAM SESSION: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, Cajun Campground, 5552 U.S. 190, Eunice. A Cajun tradition in which both amateur and seasoned musicians take turns.

JEANERETTE MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the past 200 years of the sugar cane and cypress lumber industries and the days of the steamboat. (337) 276-4408 or

JEANERETTE WEEKLY MARKET: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, every Friday, locally grown vegetables, canned items, jewelry and other homemade items. (337) 339-3383.

LE VIEUX VILLAGE: 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

NUNU COLLECTIVE: 1510 Bayou Courtableau Highway, Arnaudville. Featuring a marketplace at 11 a.m. Fridays through Sundays.

Compiled by Marchaund Jones.