FÊTE DE VAPEUR: 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Steam Press Coffee Cafe, 520A Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring local bands performing throughout the weekend, including Julian Primeaux and His Rowdy Royal Company. $10-$25. facebook.com/thesteampress.
ZOOLIGHTS: 5:30 p.m., Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. The milelong trail through the zoo features more than 50 illuminated displays of animals. $5 for adults and teens; $4 for seniors; $3 for ages 2-12 and Friends of the Zoo members. brzoo.org.
SAFARI OF LIGHTS: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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. zoosiana.com/sol, (337) 837-4325.
PRIDE IN THE PARK: Noon to 3 p.m., Manchac Parish Park, 19010 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge. Featuring a play day of fun and games, perfect for the entire family. facebook.com/pride1br.
NOLA CHRISTMASFEST: Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. A wonderland of holiday activities, from skating to crafts, gingerbread and carnival rides are on tap, plus visits from special guests. $20 and up. nolachristmasfest.com.
THROUGH JAN. 5
HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BATON ROUGE GENERAL: 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Baton Rouge General, corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. The hospital's lawn transforms into a twinkling, singing and musically synchronized light display for the family. Free. facebook.com/brglights.
THROUGH JAN. 6
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Downtown Natchitoches. A variety of celebrations, entertainment, food and music to celebrate the holiday season. View the schedule and get more information at natchitocheschristmas.com.
THROUGH JAN. 7
CHRISTMAS AT BLUE BAYOU: 6 p.m. Blue Bayou Dixie Landin', 18142 E. Perkins Road, Baton Rouge. Drive through more than a mile of custom lights synchronized to music. $28 at the gates, per car, up to eight passengers. facebook.com/christmasatbluebayou.
SHADRACK'S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND: Dusk to 10 p.m. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. Featuring more than 2 miles of custom-made displays that dance to music played over the car radio. $25 for cars and family vans. $40 for activity vans, limos and mini/half buses. $80 for tours and school buses. lamardixonexpocenter.com.