Nov. 2, 2015


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 2015 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Magic on Main Iberia Parish Christmas
Come experience Magic on Main for the holidays in Iberia Parish from November 28 - December 31, 2015. From holiday markets and holiday shopping deals to Christmas parades and events for the whole family, there are plenty opportunities to savor the difference!

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, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 28, 2015 - 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. 1 - 31, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 
Dec. 1 - 31, 2015 Les Cenelles Exhibit - The Iberia Parish Library will host Les Cenelles, an original copy of the first anthology of African American poetry in the country, featuring 17 French-speaking poets and published in 1845. Iberia Parish Library's main branch, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150,, 
Dec. 1 - 31, 2015- "Todays Vision of the Tomorrows History Through the Eyes of the Artist & Photographer" Exhibit - Katherine Kyle Gandy's and Mickey Delcambre's art and photography exhibit will be on display in the Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitor Center. A select number of the exhibited pieces are for sale to shoppers looking for unique gifts. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., (337) 369-6446,, 
Dec. 1 - 31, 2015 - Clementine Hunter Exhibit - "The Art and Social Commentary of Clementine Hunter," a traveling exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum, focuses on the importance of Hunter's work as a chronicler of rural life. With over 20 images of works by Hunter, the exhibit captures the spirit of her life and work. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-276-4408, 
Dec. 1 - 31, 2015 - Window Wonderland - Storefront windows on New Iberia's Historic Main Street play host to festive Holiday Magic on Main themes through the merry season. This year's theme is Magic on Main has frozen over! Ribbon cutting and walk through of the windows with artists on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. starting in front of Bayou Teche Museum before the Magic on Main Christmas Parade. Historic Downtown New Iberia, Main Street, (337) 378-9469, 
Dec. 1 - 31, 2015 - Shop Berry Frozen - Various Iberia Parish merchants offer discounts, special events and promotions during the Magic on Main holiday season. (888) 942-3742,, 
Dec. 1 - Jan. 5, 2015 - 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, (337) 359-8525,, 

Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 - 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, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

Dec. 3 - 6, 2015 - IPAL Presents "A USO Christmas Show" - Live theater production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs - Sat. 7:30 - 10 p.m. & Sun 3 - 5:30 p.m., 337-364-6114, 
Dec. 5, 2015 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market -  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. Santa will be there. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,, 
Dec. 6, 2015 - Annual Irish Stew LunchPlate lunches served to go. Ticket holders and members of the public with cash can drive by and pick up their Irish Stew lunches, and be back at home before the Saints game starts at noon. On the menu: Irish beef stew (with potatoes and carrots), rice, dark honey sweet bread and cake with green icing. Proceeds go to local charities and fund the "Turn the Bayou Country Green" effort championed by Fir Mairseail Nua Iberia. Front of 520 E. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - noon, (337) 366-5321,, 
Dec. 6, 2015 Jeanerette Christmas Parade - Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching bands, dance groups and more. Main Street, Jeanerette, 1 - 3 p.m., (337) 579-2153.
Dec. 7, 2015 - 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, 6 - 8 p.m., (337) 344-9397.  
Dec. 7 - 31, 2015 - Shadows Merry Making Season - The plantation home will be decorated in the 19th century holiday style and the "merry making" tours will focus on family celebrations in the 19th century. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., (337) 369-6446,, 
Dec. 12, 2015 - Brick Street Market - Artist studio sale. Block garage and yard sale. Heirloom plants, farmers market and art/antiques/primitives/gifts. A & E Gallery to NILA Gallery, 335 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 7 a.m. - noon, (337) 321-1956,
Dec. 12, 2015 Magic on Main Christmas Parade Join us at 6 p.m. for the Magic on Main Christmas Parade, sponsored by the New Iberia Downtown Business Association. Enjoy events throughout the day, including the Teche Area Farmers Market, Food Truck Festival, Christmas music and performances, crafts vendors, "Frozen" children's costume contest and lighting of the Community Christmas Tree. Historic Downtown, Main St., New Iberia, 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., (337) 369-2330,,

Dec. 12, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721,,

Dec. 12, 2015 - Food Truck Festival Food trucks will be available at the Teche Area Farmers Market every second Saturday of the month. Along Fulton St. between Fisher Street and Iberia Street, New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,

Dec. 12, 2015 - Santa at Cajun RVera- Santa will make an appearance and there will be activities for the kids. Cajun RVera, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-256-8681, 
Dec. 12, 2015 - Very Berry Christmas Community Quest - The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Downtown Business Association and Iberia Travel, will be hosting family-friendly activities to celebrate the Christmas season in Iberia Parish. Families will pick up Christmas hats, goody bags filled with coupons and holiday treats, and their punch cards which track the activities they participate in throughout the day. Completed cards will be entered in a drawing to win prizes. Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce & New Iberia Main Street, 111 W. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., (337) 364-1836,, 
Dec. 12, 2015 Delcambre Christmas Boat Parade - A nighttime, lighted boat parade to celebrate Christmas. Delcambre Docks, 411 S. Richard St., Delcambre, 4 - 9 p.m., (337) 658-2422,
Dec. 13, 2015 Delcambre Main Street Christmas Parade Christmas parade with Santa Claus, marching bands and dance groups. Delcambre Main Street, Delcambre, 2 - 4 p.m., (337) 519-2541. 

Dec. 26, 2015 Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Beau Soleil Café and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., 337-378-9469,,

Dec. 31, 2015 - Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. For details, go to For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.


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 Trail


KONRIKO® Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


Jungle Gardens of Avery Island


TABASCO® Factory/ Country Store


Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens/ Rip's Rookery


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

Jeanerette Historic 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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