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Gambit’s 2016 Louisiana Fairs & Festivals: December


Thru Jan. 6, 2017—Christmas Festival of Lights (Natchitoches) — See Nov. 30 listing for event description.

1-23—Noel Acadien au Village (200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, 337-981-2364; — The event features a half-million Christmas lights with a fully lighted chapel within the Acadian village. There's live entertainment, pictures with Santa, carnival rides, an arts market and food. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. daily. Free.

2-4—Christmas Extravaganza Arts & Crafts Expo (St. Tammany Community Health Center, 1301 N. Florida St., Covington, 985-796-5853; — Vendors from 20 states sell their wares at 500 booths during the three-day arts, crafts and gifts expo. There also are more than 20 food booths and a kids' area. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $5, free for kids 12 and under.

16-30NOLA ChristmasFest (Ernest M. Morial Convention Center; — The family-friendly, two-week indoor holiday event features ice skating, holiday characters, amusement rides, inflatables, arts and crafts and more. Hours and admission TBA.

26-31—Snofari Adventure (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-861-2537; — The six-day family holiday event features a skating rink and holiday music. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with zoo admission: $19.95 adults, $14.95 65 and older & ages 2-12, free for members. Ice skating requires a separate ticket.

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