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Gambit’s 2016 Louisiana Fairs & Festivals: December 

click to enlarge More than 200,000 lights are used to illuminate the Noel Acadien au Village in Lafayette for its almost monthlong viewing in December. This riverboat is just one of the displays.

More than 200,000 lights are used to illuminate the Noel Acadien au Village in Lafayette for its almost monthlong viewing in December. This riverboat is just one of the displays.

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.



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