For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
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Louisiana Sweet Picks
December 2018 Events
Dec. 1 - Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market - On the first Saturday of each month, 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. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing & Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., (800) 884-6120 ext. 6, Website, Facebook
Dec. 1 - Blessing New Iberia Community Christmas - Vendors selling Christmas presents and more. Loads of fun for the kids games, prizes and giveaways. There will also be holiday sweets to sample and buy along with other delicious foods. Santa will be on hand for pictures. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (337) 376-6211, Website, Facebook
Dec. 1 - Its a Wonderful Night on Main - This gala will take you back to the days when families had house parties and celebrated the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. Come enjoy the big band sound of The Skyliners, slow dance with that special someone and hobnob with friends and family. Tickets are $35 which includes local food from our hometown vendors. There will be a cash bar. Sliman Theatre, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7 p.m. - 12 a.m., (843) 816-2209, Facebook
Dec. 1 - 29 - Shadows Merry Making Season - The plantation home will be decorated in the 19th century holiday style and the "merry making" tours will focus on family celebrations in the nineteenth century. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 369-6446, Website, Facebook
Dec. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29 - Teche Area Farmers Market - Every Tuesday and Saturday. Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30-6 p.m., Sat. 7-11 a.m., (337) 369-2330, Facebook
Dec. 1 - 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, daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 359-8525, Website, Facebook
Dec. 1 - 31 - Window Wonderland - Storefront windows on New Iberia's Historic Main Street play host to festive Holiday Magic on Main themes through the merry season. Main Street, New Iberia, (337) 378-9469, Website, Facebook
Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 - 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. 6 - Hark! The Figgy Pudding - This musical program with Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush is an interactive storytelling event that uncovers the history behind the most beloved Christmas carols and songs. Audiences will be treated to dynamic solos and several chances to sing along! Ages 18 +. Iberia Parish Library's Parkview Branch, 500 Grand Pre Blvd., New Iberia, 6-7 p.m., (337) 364-7480, Website, Facebook
Dec. 6 - 16 - IPAL Presents, “"It'’s a Wonderful Life”" - Live theatre production, concessions. Iberia Performing Arts League/Essanee Theatre (IPAL), 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs-Sat 7:30-10 p.m. & Sun 2-6 p.m., (337) 364-6114, Website, Facebook
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) 344-9397
Dec. 8 - Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade - Lighted boat parade and family fun. Delcambre Docks, 411 S. Richard St., Delcambre, 5-9 p.m., (337) 658-2422, Facebook
Dec. 8 - Shadows Holiday Market - Vendors will be selling their handcrafted wares at this juried show taking place in the courtyard of the Shadows Visitor Center. The market is free to attend. Tours of the Shadows will be $5 per adult and $3 per child. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 369-6446, Website, Facebook
Dec. 8 - Very Berry Christmas Quest - The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with local businesses and IPCVB, will be hosting a family scavenger hunt to celebrate the Christmas season in Iberia Parish. Families will pick up Christmas hats and goody bags filled with coupons and holiday treats at the chamber's office, along with their quest cards which track the activities they participate in throughout the day. Completed cards will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 364-1836, Website, Facebook
Dec. 8 - Princess Meet & Greet - Participate in a spectacular royal affair! Drop by to visit two favorite princesses, Elena and Rapunzel, and get creative at the craft table! They encourage dressing in your best royal attire or your every day look. All ages. Iberia Parish Library's Main Branch, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., (337) 364-7024, Website, Facebook
Dec. 8 - Magic on Main Christmas Parade - Enjoy events throughout the day, including a Christmas themed breakfast, craft vendors, food trucks, musical performances and lighting of the Community Christmas Tree. There will be a cutest PJ contest and winners will ride in the parade on the “Santa” float. Join us at 6 p.m. for the Magic on Main Christmas Parade, sponsored by the New Iberia Downtown Business Association and the Main Street Program. Historic Downtown, Main Street, New Iberia, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., (337) 207-5670, Facebook
Dec. 9 - 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. 14 - Hugo Kringle - Mike Anderson better known as Hugo Kringle sings Christmas songs and tells stories of growing up with the boy who would become Santa Claus. Hugo performs nationally and internationally as a musician, storyteller, and author. Check out one of the best children’s performers and mountain dulcimer players in the country. Open to all ages. Iberia Parish Library's Main Branch, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 5-6 p.m., (337) 364-7024, Website, Facebook
Dec. 14 - 16 - Southern Sleigh Ride - Sleigh rides in historic downtown New Iberia with food & drinks available for purchase. Family fun. $25 per ticket/ presale only. Sliman Theatre, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia, 5:30-9 p.m., (337) 207-5670, Facebook
Dec. 20 - Les Cadiens du Teche present La Recolte - Les Cadiens du Teche (Cajun French Music Assoc.) will present La Recolte with a catered meal. $10 admission. Free for first time visitors and prospective members. La Louisiane Banquet Hall, 5509 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 7-9:30 p.m., (337) 258-1876, Facebook