If you have not been to LARC’s Acadian Village, an open air museum in Lafayette, this is definitely the time of year to plan a trip. It is a visit to the early 1800’s that offers a glimpse into how the early Acadian settlers lived. They were known as peace-loving people who lived a simple, happy life. Their joie de vivre is a great mindset to begin the Christmas holidays. Beginning November 30th through December 23rd, LARC’s Acadian Village transforms into the Noel Acadian au Village and will feature live entertainment, carnival rides, local cuisine, photos with Santa, and holiday shopping in the Christmas Store. The historical Acadian homes and chapel will be a spectacular sight lit with half-a-million lights.
Thanks to LARC, who owns and operates the Acadian Village, visitors can get a sneak peek into the holiday festivities. The public is invited to attend the annual ‘Public First Look’ on Sunday, November 25th from 5:30 to 9 p.m. One $28 ticket allows admission into LARC’s Acadian Village which includes a dinner, unlimited carnival rides, live entertainment, and a Santa Selfie station.
In addition to enjoying the holiday fun, you will also be supporting a good cause. If you are not familiar with LARC, their mission is to serve the needs of people and their families with development disabilities in the Lafayette community. Proceeds from the Noel Acadian au Village and Public First Look event are used to support LARC’s mission.
Don’t miss this trip back in time. Enjoy the oldest authentic version of Acadian life in southwest Louisiana in the 19th century. Visit Louisianatravel.com today to plan your next Louisiana staycation!