Press Release
Nov. 10, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Magic on Main
Unwraps The Nutcracker 
IBERIA PARISH, La. -- Put on your ballet shoes! This year, Iberia Parish will dance with the sugarplums down on the bayou for Magic on Main Unwraps The Nutcracker during November and December.
Find unique gifts for your loved ones at Believe in the Magic: Shop Small (Nov. 10), the Holiday Vendor & Craft Event (Nov. 12) and Iberia Parish's farmers markets. For dates, visit These great markets give you a fantastic opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early before the Christmas rush arrives.
Various Iberia Parish businesses will offer Shop Berry Frozen deals throughout November and December to add to the great savings.
New Iberia's Historic Main Street will play host to Envision da Berry's " Window Wonderland" from Nov. 28 - Dec. 31. Storefront windows will display festive holiday themed decor in the style of New York City department store windows like Bergdorf Goodman or Bloomingdale's. This year's decorative theme will coincide with "Magic on Main Unwraps The Nutcracker" featuring classic textures and subjects from the ballet. Sounds of the Season, a free Christmas music concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, will round out the first month of activities (Nov. 27).
Travel to the Victorian Era when you tour the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holidays at Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens (Nov. 28 - Jan. 7). Beginning Dec. 5, Shadows-on-the-Teche will be celebrating in a similar fashion with "merry making" tours. The home will be decorated in 19th century holiday style and tours will focus on family celebrations of the time.
The Iberia Performing Arts League will perform its Christmas production, " A   Christmas Carol , " Dec. 1-11.
For the New Iberia Downtown Business Association's Magic on Main Christmas Parade (Dec. 10), holiday goers can enjoy events throughout the day starting at 7 a.m., including the Teche Area Farmers Market and Food Truck Festival, crafts vendors, Christmas music and performances at Bouligny Plaza, children's pajama contest, lighting of the community Christmas tree, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce's Very Berry Christmas Quest, and Shop Berry Frozen deals at participating merchants.

The Cajun French Music Association will celebrate with Les Cadiens du Teche Christmas Party on Dec. 16. Iberia Parish Library is also offering a myriad of free holiday events and activities for the whole family. Visit their website for details.
Santa Sightings:
With an abundance of Christmas parades happening around Iberia Parish, the kiddos will have ample opportunities to see the jolly man. Santa Claus makes his first sightings on Dec. 3 in Delcambre at the Seafood and Farmers MarketBattle for da Paddle Gumbo Cookoff and lighted Christmas Boat ParadeOn Dec. 4, the jolly man will follow the magical elf trail to the Jeanerette Christmas Parade. The next weekend, he will guest star at New Iberia Downtown Business Association's Magic on Main Christmas Parade  (Dec. 10) and the Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade (Dec. 11). Santa will make his last appearance at New Iberia City Park for Community Christmas ( Dec. 18).
Savor the Season:
IPCVB's created the "Savor the Season" movement for locals and visitors to show us and the world their wintery fun in Iberia Parish by capturing those moments with photographs and videos. The contest will run Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, 2016. To enter, simply follow us and use the hashtag #SavorTheSeason in your captured moments around Iberia Parish on your social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). For more information and prize details, visit our Savor the Season blog.

With all these exciting events, the holidays are a wonderful time to visit Iberia Parish, because a trip here will certainly warm up your winter.

Very Berry Christmas Crafts
Magic On Main Christmas Parade
Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade
The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742