Christmas on the Cajun Coast

Christmas on the Cajun Coast

Throughout St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish, LA

Explore the magic of Christmas on the Cajun Coast. Elegant antebellum homes decked in Victorian holiday finery. Boulevards of live oaks twinkling with white lights. Traditional holiday performances. Festive Christmas parades. Christmas on the Cajun Coast encompasses numerous activities for the entire family as the towns of Franklin, Patterson, Berwick and Morgan City celebrate a real Louisiana Christmas. Shop St. Mary First this holiday season! Find hotel deals for you or the relatives coming to town.

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Nov. 20 • Morgan City Main Street's Moonlight Monday Shopping Promotion, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Morgan City.

Nov. 23 • Berwick's Annual Christmas Lighting and Meet and Greet with Santa & Mrs. Claus, 6 p.m., Town Hall, Berwick

Nov. 23 • Morgan City Christmas Lighting Ceremony with surprise visit by Santa, 6 p.m. near Shrimp Boat on Brashear Avenue in Morgan City

Nov. 24-Dec. 31st Traditional Idlewild Plantation Christmas Lighting Driving Tour, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Kemper Williams Park, Patterson, $2 per car (Dependent on Weather), 985-395-2298 for more information

Nov. 26 • City of Patterson's Annual Lighting of the Christmas tree, 5:30 p.m., Morey Park in Patterson

Dec. 1-31 • Victorian Christmas at Grevemberg House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Franklin, $10 per person, $8 for seniors. (closed Christmas Eve and Day), 337-828- 2092 for more information

Dec. 1-Jan. 4 • Christmas at Oaklawn Manor, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Franklin, $15 per person, $10 students, 337-828-0434 for more information

Dec. 2 • Franklin Tour of Churches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Franklin Tour of Homes, 12 5 p.m., $25 in advance and $30 at door.  Tickets available at Grevemberg House and Chic & Shabby. Purchased tickets redeemable for drawing upon completion of the tour at the Lamp Post.  Sponsored by City of Franklin Design Committee & St. Mary Landmarks Society.  337-828-2092 for more information

Dec. 2 • City of Franklin, Christmas Under the Lampposts, Christmas Parade & Lamplighter Ceremony, (line-up 5p.m.) 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Parade starts at corner of Jackson and Main and ends at Courthouse Square. Lighting of the parish tree after parade, stores open late on Main Street, 337-828-6345 for more information

Dec. 2-Jan. 1 • Christmas Lights on Bayou Teche, Franklin, nightly, Tune into 93.5 FM on Teche Drive, Main, Martin Luther King and Iberia Streets

Dec. 3 • Christmas Parade and Festival in Four Corners, Parade line up 10 am at Elizabeth Park in Four Corners and booth set up at 1 p.m. Hosted by Standing for Community Advancement Association in Sorrel, Four Corners, Ashton and Glencoe, 337-578-3310 for more information

Dec. 3 • Marine Corps Band of New Orleans annual Toys for Tots Christmas Concert, Free admission, but new unwrapped toy appreciated, 7 p.m., Morgan City Municipal Auditorium

Dec. 4  Tri-City Youth Theatre presents "Frosty the Snowman" Children's Play, 6:30 p.m., Morgan City Municipal Auditorium

Dec. 7 • 18th Annual "Love Lights A Tree" - Christmas Tree Lighting Open House, hosted by the American Cancer Society and MC Bank, 6 to 7 p.m. MC Bank, corner of Victor II Blvd. & Brashear in Morgan City

Dec. 7-9 • Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts presents "Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus", 7 p.m., Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, Franklin, 337-366-1845 for ticket prices

Dec. 8 • Morgan City Main Street presents the movie, "Arthur Christmas", 6 p.m. in Lawrence Park (If too cold or too wet, the movie will be moved to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Free to the public. Jackets & coats for Paying it Forward and blankets for Animal Advocates will be collected.

Dec. 8 • City of Patterson's Annual Main Street Christmas Lights Judging, 5:30 p.m. Morey Park in Patterson

Dec. 9 • Bernice Street Christmas by Candlelight, with Santa, puppet show, performing choir and refreshments. Free but accepting monetary or canned good donations on behalf of St. Mary Outreach, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Bernice Street in Morgan City

Dec. 9 • Santa’s Workshop, including pictures with Santa, crafts, games, and snacks. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Berwick Civic Center, Free to the public, Hosted by Junior Auxiliary of East St. Mary

Dec. 9 • 4th Annual Patterson Lower Atchafalaya Christmas Boat Parade, Line up at Captain Caviar and ending at Bridge Road in the Lower Atchafalaya. Award ceremony, Morey Park, Patterson

Dec. 9 • Shop Local Artist's Week Celebration, at the Frame Shop in Morgan City with suprise artists in-house from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 19-20 • Arlington Plantation's Teddy Bear Tea, featuring Mrs. Claus! Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for children, and include many delicious treats, tour of the mansion, special craft, story time with Mrs. Claus, and take home treats! Reservations are required.

Dec. 10 • City of Patterson 4-Legged Friends Christmas Parade, 12 p.m. with line-up at 11 a.m., Main Street, Patterson

Dec. 10 • City of Patterson Annual Christmas Parade, 2 p.m. down Hwy.182 Main Street in Patterson

Dec. 11 • City of Patterson's Annual City-Wide Christmas Lights Judging, 6 p.m. in Patterson

Dec. 12 • Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill 22nd Annual Christmas Tree Festival Exhibit Open House, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Louisiana State Museum in Patterson. Decorated trees and singing performances by local schools.  Free. 985-399-1268 for more information

Dec. 16 • Amazing Jingle Race by Tri City Track Club, held in Morgan City, 985-395-9576 for more information

Dec. 16 • Santa at the Skate Park in Bayou Vista, 2-5 p.m., hosted by the Bayou Vista Vol. Fire Department

Dec. 17 • "Lessons and Carols" Christmas Concert, 2 p.m. at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Main Street in Franklin

Dec. 17 • Annual Christmas Cantata, 10 a.m., Pharr Chapel, Federal Avenue in Morgan City

Dec. 17 • "Joy Has Dawned," a Christmas Cantata, 10:45 a.m., presented by First Baptist Church of Morgan City on Victor Avenue

Dec. 21 • THIRD THURSDAY - Sidewalk sales, downtown all day on Main Street in Franklin

Dec. 22• Main Street Movie - Arthur Christmas, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Morgan City Municipal Auditorium, Free, but collecting coats & jackets for local programs. 985-385-1770.

Event dates and times are subject to be canceled or changed without notice.  Please contact the Cajun Coast, 985-380-8224, for more informaiton.


Monday November 20, 2017
985-380-8224 or 800-256-2931