Celebrate the Christmas season with the many Christmas parades rolling throughout Acadiana.

Lafayette Parish

DEC 3 – Sonic Drive-In Christmas Parade. Downtown to the Oil Center, Lafayette. 1 p.m. Free. One of the oldest Christmas activities in Acadiana, the Sonic Christmas Parade features over 20 floats, high school marching bands and the official arrival of Santa Claus to Lafayette.

DEC 10 – City of Broussard Christmas Parade. Begins at the intersection of S. Morgan down Albertsons Pkwy. 1 p.m. 337-837-6681.

St. Landry Parish

DEC 14 – The Children’s Christmas Parade features colorfully lit Christmas themed floats, marching bands, costumed characters and of course, Santa Claus! The parade begins at 6 p.m. at St. Landry Catholic Church on Union and Main Street, rolls through downtown Opelousas and ends on Creswell Lane.

Iberia Parish

DEC 2 – Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade. Delcambre Docks. 411 S. Richard St. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Watch lighted boats of all sizes cruise Bayou Carlin while listening to Christmas music.

DEC 3 – Jeanerette Christmas Parade. Main Street. 1 – 3 p.m. The parade features Santa Claus, marching bands, dance groups and more.

DEC 9 – Magic on Main Christmas Parade. Main Street, New Iberia. 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Magic on Main Christmas Parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups at 6 p.m.

DEC 10 – Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade. Main Street, Delcambre. 2-4 p.m. Parade begins at corner of Main Street & S. Pelloat to Delcambre Shrimp Festival Bldg.

Acadia Parish

The Jennings Christmas Parade will start at 5:30 p.m. and will run down Main St. Following the parade, children are invited to visit Santa and the Grinch in Founders Park.

Vermilion Parish

DEC 9 – Abbeville’s Christmas Parade. Downtown, Abbeville. Free. Enjoy floats decorated for Christmas, marching bands playing holiday favorites and an appearance by Santa Claus. 337-652-0646, MostCajun.com.

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