- ‘THE NUTCRACKER’: 7 p.m., The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Tickets are $15 for children 12 and under, $25 adults, available at the box office. Call (985) 543-4371 or visit ColumbiaTheatre.org.
- JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m., Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton St., Jeanerette. View and purchase locally grown foods and handmade items.
SANTA AT CAJUN RVERA: 10 A.M., CAJUN RVERA, 713 NW BYPASS, NEW IBERIA. SANTA WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE, AND THERE WILL BE ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS.
VERY BERRY CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY QUEST: 10 A.M., GREATER IBERIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & NEW IBERIA MAIN STREET, 111 W. MAIN ST., NEW IBERIA. FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN IBERIA PARISH.
MOZART’S ‘THE MAGIC FLUTE’: NOON, ACADIANA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 101 W. VERMILION ST., LAFAYETTE. ASHLEY DUPLECHIEN, ARTSPARK AWARD WINNER, WILL PRESENT A DISCUSSION ABOUT “THE MAGIC FLUTE” AND PERFORM KEY EXCERPTS FROM MOZART.
DELCAMBRE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE: 4 P.M., DELCAMBRE DOCKS, 411 S. RICHARD ST., DELCAMBRE. A NIGHTTIME, LIGHTED BOAT PARADE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK: 6 P.M., DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE. HOLIDAY SHOPPING GOES LOCAL IN THIS MONTHLY EVENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A LISTING OF OPEN GALLERIES, VISIT DOWNTOWNLAFAYETTE.ORG.
- DELCAMBRE MAIN STREET CHRISTMAS PARADE: 2 p.m., Delcambre Main St., Delcambre. A Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups.
- CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND FOOD DRIVE: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Carpe Diem!, 812 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Enjoy a cozy night of Christmas music at the downtown gelato and espresso bar. The event benefits St. Joseph Diner of Lafayette. Music from Sean Bruce and Wilson Savoy.
LES CENELLES GALA: 7 P.M., IBERIA PARISH LIBRARY’S MAIN BRANCH, 445 E. MAIN ST., NEW IBERIA. FEATURES NORTH LEWIS ELEMENTARY FRENCH IMMERSION STUDENTS READING FROM “LES CENELLES,” AS WELL AS THEIR OWN ORIGINAL POEMS, ACCOMPANIED BY ZACHARY RICHARD, LOUISIANA’S FIRST FRENCH LANGUAGE POET LAUREATE.
- GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally.
- BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM: 131 W. Main St., New Iberia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. (337) 606-5977 or bayoutechemuseum.org
Clementine Hunter Traveling Exhibit: 10 a.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. “The Art and Social Commentary of Clementine Hunter” runs through Jan. 15. For more information on this free program suitable for adults, contact the Jeanerette Museum at (337) 276-4408, or visit jeanerettemuseum.com
Jam Session: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays, Cajun Campground, 5552 U.S. 190, Eunice. A Cajun tradition in which both amateur and seasoned musicians take turns playing a tune.
Jeanerette Museum: 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette. Learn about the last 200 years of the sugarcane industry, the cypress lumber industry and the days of the steamboat. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (337) 276-4408 or jeanerettemuseum.com
Idlewild Plantation Christmas Lighting driving tour: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Kemper Williams Park, Cotton Road, Patterson. Through December 31. Take a ride along a path filled with elaborate displays of Christmas lights while enjoying Christmas music. Admission is $2 per car.
LE VIEUX VILLAGE: 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. cityofopelousas.com/le-vieux-village
Les Cenelles Exhibit: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia. The Iberia Parish Library will host Les Cenelles, an original copy of the first anthology of African American poetry in the country, featuring 17 French-speaking poets and published in 1845. Runs through Dec. 31.
Men (Artists) At Work: 10 a.m., The Arts Council of Livingston Parish, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs. Multimedia works in photography, acrylics, colored pencils, watercolors, books, sculpture, and wood carvings will be on display through Dec. 23.
ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: La. 10, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3110 or lastateparks.com
Shadows Merry Making Season: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. The plantation home will be decorated in the 19th century holiday style and the “merry making” tours will focus on family celebrations in the 19th century. Runs through Dec. 31. For more information, call (337) 369-6446 or visit shadowsontheteche.org
La Table FranÇaise at Java Square CafÉ: 4 p.m. Fridays, Java Square Café, 103 W. Landry St., Opelousas. Grab a cup of coffee and share conversation and fun with other French speakers. Free admission.
University art museum University of Louisiana at Lafayette: 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. “Selections from the UL College of Art Faculty” will be on display through Dec. 12. Also, the museum’s exhibits “Art Under the Big Sky” and “Imprinting the West” will run through Jan. 2. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (337) 482-2278 or hilliardmuseum.org
Victorian Christmas at the Grevemberg House: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 407 Sterling Road, Franklin. Enjoy displays of a traditional Victorian tree and seasonal greenery. Open daily except Christmas Eve and day. Admission is $10 per person, $8 for seniors. For more information, call (337) 828-2092.
Victorian Christmas: 9 a.m., Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia. Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holiday season.
View Oaklawn’s Christmas décor: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oaklawn Manor, 3296 E. Oaklawn Dr., Franklin. The residence will be adorned for Christmas with a different style tree in every room. Through Jan. 3, 2016. Admission is $15 per person and $10 for students.
Washington Art Gallery: Corner of Veterans Boulevard and Church Street, Washington. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. See “Washington Historic,” an exhibit of paintings, including colorful, abstract Louisiana landscapes. (337) 351-3043 or email@example.com
Compiled by Marchaund Jones