Holiday excitement is already in the air as Moncus Park announces the return of the enchanting "Christmas in the Park" festival for 2023, presented by First Horizon Bank. Locals and visitors alike are invited to partake in this 3-night extravaganza, taking place on December 15th, 16th, and 17th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


The park promises to transform into a festive wonderland, promising a holiday mix of activities and attractions that will capture the hearts of attendees of all ages. Revelers can expect live music, specifically tailored to invoke the holiday spirit, on December 15th and 16th, courtesy of Acadiana Bottling Company. For those holiday movie buffs, a special screening of "The Polar Express" will be showcased on the big screen on December 17th.


Adding to the merriment, mobile hot chocolate stations, presented by Roots Pediatric Dentistry, will be stationed around the park. Additionally, children and families can capture their joyous moments with Santa photos, brought to life by Whataburger. For those seeking a rustic touch, hay rides will be on offer, thanks to Service Chevrolet Cadillac. To sweeten the evenings, s'mores stations presented by RADER are sure to be a hit.


One of the most compelling aspects of the "Christmas in the Park" festival is its accessibility to all, as the event is entirely free to attend. To maintain this tradition and support the park, attendees can contribute by availing of the $20 on-site parking fundraiser. Alternatively, free parking is available at Blackham Coliseum, complete with a hassle-free shuttle service leading directly to Moncus Park.


Residents of Lafayette and the Acadiana region are urged to mark their calendars for what promises to be one of the most magical Christmas events in the area. Further details about the event can be accessed by visiting

Be part of the magic, share the news, and make this holiday season one to remember at Moncus Park.

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