For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742

Louisiana Sweet Picks
December 2020 Events
NOTE: Events are ongoing as of email release date. Please check our web calendar for up to date changes.
Dec. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 - Teche Area Farmers Market - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handmade cypress yard objects, homemade bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. The market is held every Saturday morning from 7-11 a.m. and Tuesday afternoon from 2:30-6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, (337) 369-2330, Facebook
Dec 1 - Dec. 31 - Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home & Rip Van Winkle Gardens - Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holiday season. Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 359-8525, Website, Facebook
Dec. 1 - 31 - Very Berry Christmas - Exclusive local deals and specials for Iberia Parish local businesses will be available on the Very Berry Christmas Quest's Facebook page, where the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will also be giving away prizes every week. During Christmas week, a new giveaway will be posted every day. Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, (337) 364-1836, Website, Facebook
Dec. 1 - Jan. 2 - Shadows Holiday Harvest Home & Garden Tour - Special holiday home and garden tour which explores what the holiday season meant to both the Weeks family and those enslaved on the family's plantations. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 369-6446, Website, Facebook
Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - GLC Farmers Market - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 6110 Loreauville Rd., New Iberia, 2-6 p.m., (337) 577-9160, Website, Facebook
Dec. 4 - 13 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "The Death & Life of Larry Benson" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs.-Sat. 7:30-10 p.m. & Sun. 2-6 p.m., (337) 364-6114, Website, Facebook
Dec. 5 - Bankline Planting Workshop - Reviving Resilient Landscapes: Bankline Restoration at Devil's Pond in City Park is a free educational event focused on storm water management, water quality, enhancing the beauty of natural areas, and conservation of banklines through the use of native plants. Participants will have an opportunity to plant the demonstration area at Devil’s Pond, consult with experts about their own landscapes, and take home free native plants. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 9-11 a.m., (337) 693-0834, Website, Facebook
Dec. 5 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - First Saturday of the month from March to December except July. Enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids activities and other special events at Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing & Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St. (Hwy. 330), Delcambre, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., (800) 884-6120 ext. 6, Website, Facebook
Dec. 5 - Ranch Sorting - Ranch Sorting is an event that pits a team of two riders on horseback against the clock. Teamwork is the key with both riders working in harmony to cut out the correct cattle and drive them to the pen while keeping the wrong numbered cattle back. Sugarena at Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., (337) 365-7539, Website, Facebook
Dec. 5 - Virtual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff - The World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is going virtual this year with fun cooking demonstrations to enjoy at home:

  • Dec. 5, 2-3 p.m.: Chef Amy Sins will be coming to your kitchen virtually, with high energy and great tips for making the best gumbo in the world. Tickets are $35 and include limited- edition roux spoon (while supplies last), email with the full recipes, Tabasco® brand pepper sauce mini and more.

  • On demand: Cooking with the Champions MasterClass. Join past champions and other special guests, as they show you how to make three different kinds of gumbo, and other local favorites, including chargrilled oysters, pecan pie and more. The MasterClass will be available for download at for $15, so that you can enjoy the recipes at your leisure. (337) 364-1836, Website, Facebook
Dec. 5 - Christmas Tea Tasting - Enjoy a tasting of Christmas Teas from our Republic of Tea Line including peppermint bark, cinnamon and vanilla and a specialty blend called Comfort and Joy along with others. A Spot for Tea, 108 E. Main St., New Iberia, 2-3 p.m., (337) 608-8112, Website, Facebook
Dec. 5 - Christmas in the Village - A great small town family Christmas event. Lightning of the Christmas tree, food, craft vendors, photos with Santa and special surprises. Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Rd., Loreauville, 6-9 p.m., (337) 519-1331, Facebook
Dec. 6 - Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade - Christmas on the Bayou Parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. Delcambre Main Street, 2-4 p.m., (337) 519-2541.
Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony - A celebration remembering the day the USA became involved in World War II with flag ceremony, 21 gun salute, flag raising and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6-8 p.m., (337) 367-0308
Dec. 12 - Pancakes & PJs With Santa - Bayou Traditions in partnership with New Iberia McDonald's present Pancakes & PJs with Santa. Bring your own blanket and enjoy your hot pancakes and sausage provided by New Iberia McDonald's. There will be holiday face painting and story time with Mrs. Claus. Select holiday vendors will also be on-site for great gift ideas. Steamboat Pavilion in Bouligny Plaza, 128 W. Main St., New Iberia, 8-11 a.m., (337) 207-5670, Website, Facebook
Dec. 12 - Shadows Christmas Craft Market - Vendors with diverse hand-made items from fine art to food and furniture. A special tour of the plantation home is included in the fee. Raffle tickets will be sold to win items donated by the vendors. This year, the event has been modified to ensure a safe experience for visitors, vendors, and workers. The Shadows is encouraging visitors to wear masks while onsite and when social distancing is not possible. Shadows Staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks during the event. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for visitors to use. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (337) 369-6446, Website, Facebook
Dec. 15 - Christmas/New Year Sparkling Wine and Cheese Tasting - Talk Bruts, Doux, Secs, and Extra Sec, Rose and their meanings, while sipping six wines and tasting four cheeses. A Spot for Tea, 108 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7-8:30 p.m., (337) 608-8112, Website, Facebook
Dec. 17 - Christmas Beer Tasting - Sample six to eight Christmas themed beers selected for this festive occasion. A Spot for Tea, 108 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7-8:30 p.m., (337) 608-8112, Website, Facebook