A full month of Christmas events and installations have been in the works in the Downtown district by the board and staff of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU).

The DLU is the organization behind Downtown Alive! They look forward to "A Merry & Bright Downtown Christmas" joining the ranks of Movies in the Parc, the Downtown Sno-Ball Festival, and the DTA! Kids Zone as they proceed in bringing more family friendly festivities to the downtown area.

Here's what to expect during the “A Merry & Bright Downtown Christmas" celebrations:

Events and activities will include a concert with Keith Frank and Pine Leaf Boys to kick off the Christmas season, a “Window Wonderland” of artist-curated storefront displays on Jefferson Street and throughout Downtown, and a “North Pole of Downtown” installation that will include giant walk-through ornaments, a 25 foot-tall Christmas tree, and a grove of live trees decorated by organizations, businesses, and others who want to contribute to making this holiday season “Merry & Bright” in Downtown Lafayette. Plus there is an array of other family-friendly and unique events that will fill the month of December.

“We are extremely excited to announce that DLU will contribute significant time, effort, and money towards providing another one-of-a-kind family-friendly experience,” said Jason Matt, President of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. “Christmas is a wonderful season that brings together family and friends who spread cheer and give thanks for the many blessings we have. Thanks to continued support for Downtown by our community, through attending fundraisers like Downtown Alive!, it is now possible for us to make Downtown Lafayette your Christmas destination.”

Here is the full list of "A Merry & Bright Downtown Christmas" events:

  • “North Pole” Installation
  • December 6 – 21 | Parc International
  • Christmas Tree Extravaganza
  • December 7 – 21 | Parc International
  • Downtown Window Wonderland
  • November 29 – January 4 | Jefferson Street + various locations Downtown
  • Christmas with the Boss
  • Friday, December 6 | 5:00 – 9:00 PM | Parc International
  • Christmas Tree Extravaganza Kick-Off
  • Saturday, December 7 | Parc International | 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Sonic Christmas Parade
  • Sunday, December 8 | Jefferson Street | 1:00 PM
  • Sonic Christmas Parade After-Party
  • Sunday, December 8 | Parc International | 2:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Friday, December 6 | Parc International | 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 7 | Parc International | 4:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday, December 8 | Parc International | 2:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 11 | Parc International | 5:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 14 | Parc International | 4:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, December 18 | Parc International | 5:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 21 | Parc International | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
  • ArtWalk Holiday Market
  • Saturday, December 14 | Parc International | 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Tacky Sweater CycleBar Pop-Up
  • Sunday, December 15 | Parc International | 9:00 AM
  • Downtown Candlelight Christmas
  • Thursday, December 19 | Parc International | 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Christmas Tree Extravaganza Finale (Winner Announced)
  • Saturday, December 21 | Parc International | 4:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Movies in the Parc Christmas Edition
  • Saturday, December 21 | Parc International | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Keep an eye on the calendar for more events that may pop up during the celebrations.