Thru Jan. 6, 2017—Christmas Festival of Lights (Natchitoches) — See Nov. 30 listing for event description.
1-23—Noel Acadien au Village (200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, 337-981-2364; www.acadianvillage.org) — The event features a half-million Christmas lights with a fully lighted chapel within the Acadian village. There's live entertainment, pictures with Santa, carnival rides, an arts market and food. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. daily. Free.
2-4—Christmas Extravaganza Arts & Crafts Expo (St. Tammany Community Health Center, 1301 N. Florida St., Covington, 985-796-5853; www.steinhauerproductions.com) — Vendors from 20 states sell their wares at 500 booths during the three-day arts, crafts and gifts expo. There also are more than 20 food booths and a kids' area. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $5, free for kids 12 and under.
16-30NOLA ChristmasFest (Ernest M. Morial Convention Center; www.nolachristmasfest.com) — The family-friendly, two-week indoor holiday event features ice skating, holiday characters, amusement rides, inflatables, arts and crafts and more. Hours and admission TBA.
26-31—Snofari Adventure (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-2537; www.auduboninstitute.org/event/850-snofari-adventure) — The six-day family holiday event features a skating rink and holiday music. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with zoo admission: $19.95 adults, $14.95 65 and older & ages 2-12, free for members. Ice skating requires a separate ticket.