Oct. 16, 2014


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Louisiana's Sweet Picks
December 2014 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to experience our famous attractions, world renowned cuisine, contagious music, sizzling events and people who never meet a stranger. Join us and savor the difference in Iberia Parish!

Dec. 1 - 20, 2014 Spanish Festival Exhibit - The installation will feature a complete and genuine Flamenco costume and several other artifacts and authentic pieces brought to New Iberia from the Malaga region of Spain. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-606-5977,,

Dec. 1 - 31, 2014 Window Wonderland - Storefront windows on New Iberia's Historic Main Street play host to festive Blue Magic on Main holiday themes through the merry season. Shops on Main Street will decorate their window fronts in a 1930s art deco Christmas card theme and shops will have Shop Berry Blue deals. New Iberia Historic Main Street, 337-378-9469.

Dec. 1 - 31, 2014 Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home & Rip Van Winkle Gardens - Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holiday season. Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia, daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-359-8525,,

Dec. 1 - 31, 2014 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check  for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

Dec. 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2014 - Teche Area Farmers Market -

Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330,

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2014 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

Dec. 6, 2014 Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - Held monthly on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids' activities and other special events. Bayou Carlin Cove, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 6,, 

Dec. 6,  2014 Battle of the Paddles Gumbo Cookoff - Sample all you can eat gumbo and enjoy live entertainment and fun booths. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre, Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-519-4362.

Dec. 6 - 31, 2014 Shadows Merry Making Season - Tours of Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation Home and Gardens decorated for the holiday season. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-6446,, 

Dec. 7, 2014 Jeanerette Christmas Parade - Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching bands, dance groups and more. Main Street, Jeanerette, Sun. 1 - 3 p.m., 337-579-2153

Dec. 7, 2014 Christmas Festival on the Teche Pageant - Pageant to select queens and kings who will ride in the Blue Magic on Main Christmas Parade. Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia, Sun. 1 p.m., 337-367-7211.

Dec. 7, 2014 - Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony - A celebration remembering the day the USA became involved in World War II with flag ceremony, 21 gun salute, flag raising and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sun. 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

Dec. 11 - 14, 2014 IPAL Presents, "A USO Christmas Show" Live theatre production. Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sun. 3 - 5 p.m., 337-364-6114,,

Dec. 13, 2014 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Dec. 13, 2014 - Blue Magic on Main Christmas Parade - Join us for the Blue Magic on Main Christmas Parade to honor George Rodrigue (3/13/44- 12/14/13), sponsored by the New Iberia Downtown Business Association. Enjoy events throughout the day, including Shop Berry Blue deals at participating merchants, the Teche Area Farmers Market, Christmas caroling, church choir Christmas music, festive food truck, food booths and vendors. New Iberia Historic Main Street, Sat. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., 337-369-2330,

Dec. 13,  2014 Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade - A night time, lighted boat parade to celebrate Christmas. Delcambre Docks, E. Main Street, Delcambre, Sat. 4 - 9 p.m., 337-658-2422,,

Dec. 14, 2014 Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade - Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. Main Street, Delcambre, Sun. 2 - 4 p.m., 337-519-2541.

Dec. 15, 2014 Saints Game Night at the Shadows - View the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears football game on a giant screen at Shadows-on-the-Teche. Tickets will be available at the Shadows. Admission is $15 per person. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. 7:30 - 10 p.m., 337-369-6446,, 

Dec. 18, 2014  BestLife Iberia Flash Market - Mobile farmers market. Check their website for additional dates and locations. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0834,

Dec. 27, 2014 Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 7 - 11 p.m.,,


For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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  Hot Spots




 Antique Rose Ville Tea Room & Gardens


Bayou Teche Museum


William G. "Bunk" Johnson Jazz Collection Exhibit


KONRIKOŽ Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


Jungle Gardens of Avery Island 


TABASCOŽ Factory/ Country Store


Rip Van Winkle Gardens/ Rip's Rookery/ Jefferson Island 


Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation Home & Gardens


Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Bayou Teche Corridor


New Iberia Main Street Walking Tours


James Lee Burke's "Iberia Trail"




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 located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


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