FRIDAY

  • “A MIRACLE ON 34TH ST.”: 7 p.m., The Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, 501 Main St., Franklin. Annual Christmas show. Adults, $10; children, $5. (337) 366-1845 or ttpaonline.com
  • LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - YULETIDE CELEBRATION: 7:30 p.m., SLU’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, East Thomas Street, Hammond. $20 and up. columbiatheatre.org
  • 24TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16, Watson. Livingston Parish Children Choirs will present. lpccsing.org

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Go back in time and see kings, queens and knights in shining armor. Food, drink, and merry-making. Seven stages, 100 merchants, and a cast and crew of more than 300 performing Renaissance activities. Hammond. la-renfest.com

FRIDAY-DEC. 31

  • THE TRADITIONAL IDLEWILD PLANTATION CHRISTMAS LIGHTING DRIVING TOUR: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. $2 per car. (985) 395-2298
  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, The Grevenberg House, HIstoric District, Franklin. $10, adults; $8, seniors. (337) 828-2092
  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Otis House Museum, Fairview-Riverside State Park, La. 22, near Madisonville. Tour the museum where five decades of Christmas will be depicted through the decorations. (888) 677-3247

SATURDAY

  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, 2 W. Thomas St., Hammond. Fresh produce, arts and crafts. (985) 277-5681 or smith_tl@hammond.org
  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Jeanerette City Park. Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Locally-grown foods and handmade items. (337) 276-4293 or jeanerettechamber.org
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 La. 1, Raceland. Local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Free. (985) 438-1231
  • HOLIDAY DESSERT SWAP: 10 a.m., Ascension Parish Library, Dutchtown. Sample and share holiday treats. Also, performance by the Dutchtown High School Choir. (225) 673-8699
  • RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Liberty Theater, Eunice. Performance by Al Rosher & LA Pride and The Lucky Deuces. (337) 457-7389 or eunice-la.com
  • CITY OF FRANKLIN 2014 CHRISTMAS PARADE: 6 p.m-9 p.m., corner of Jackson and Main streets, Franklin. Parade ends at the Courthouse Square with the lighting of the parish tree. (337) 828-3631

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS - THE BATTLE OF ALEXANDER’S CREEK: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St Francisville. Patrons will walk through the soldier camps and see living history demonstrations of soldier life. There will also be black powder weapon demonstrations of both rifle and cannons. Each day will feature a small re-enactment of the October 1864 Battle at Alexander’s Creek which happened on the park some 150 years ago. (225) 635-3739 or Audubonstatehistoricsite@wordpress.com
  • “THE NUTCRACKER”: 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette. A Lafayette Ballet Theatre production. $22-$49. (337) 262-0444 or lafayetteballettheatre.org

SATURDAY-JAN. 6

  • OAKLAWN MANOR CHRISTMAS TOURS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sunday, Franklin. $15, general public; $10, students. (337) 828-0434

SUNDAY

  • WINTER WONDERLAND FOOD FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15710 La. 16, French Settlement. (225) 698-3110
  • SOUTHEASTERN CHOIRS AND NORTHSHORE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT: 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 401 W. Morris St., Hammond. Free. (985) 549-2184
  • 10TH ANNUAL PELICAN STATE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: 3 p.m., Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. Featuring music by Nicholls Camerata of Nicholls State University. (225) 638-6575

MONDAY

  • “THE GRINCH”: 6 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Morgan City. Presented by the Tri-City Youth Theatre. (985) 380-4639

WEDNESDAY

  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 577-9160

THURSDAY

  • BOOK TALK AND SIGNING: 6:30 p.m., South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette. Photographer Philip Gould and artist Robert Dafford will discuss the new book, “The Public Art of Robert Dafford.”

THURSDAY-DEC. 14

  • “A USO CHRISTMAS SHOW”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, IPAL, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. An original musical presentation by the Iberia Performing Arts League. Production has no USO affiliation and is not a USO benefit. $10. (225) 364-6114 or ipaltheatre.com

ONGOING

  • LIFE-SIZE NATIVITY SCENE: St. Charles College grounds, corner of La. 93 and Church Street, Grand Coteau. The display will be on view until mid-January. (337) 948-8004
  • LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM-PATTERSON: 118 Cotten Road, Patterson. Exhibit of a variety of crafts by 16 members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild.

Shadows-on-the-Teche: 317 W. Main St., New Iberia. “Photography & Beyond,” exhibit of Roxy Blanton and Margaret Melancon’s work. ShadowsontheTeche.org

  • BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 E. Main St., New Iberia. “Spanish Exhibit,” featuring a complete and genuine Flamenco costume and other artifacts and authentic pieces brought to New Iberia from Malaga region of Spain. Until Dec. 20.

Backwoods Gallery: 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Feliciana Branch of the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild exhibit will run until Dec. 31 and features a wide variety of subject matter, style and sizes. (225) 683-8673

Julien Poydras Museum and Arts center: 500 W. Main St., New Roads, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “Sister Ann Constance: Art & Community Art Exhibition” will run until Jan. 15.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose