Lighting of the Village Holiday Event-Friday, December 2nd

City of Opelousas Tourism Presents Lighting of the Village Holiday Event Friday, December 2nd

(Opelousas, LA) – On Friday, December 2nd watch Le Vieux Village come alive with lights for the annual Lighting of the Village scheduled from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at 828 E. Landry Street in Opelousas.

Presented by City of Opelousas, along with support from local businesses and organizations, the official lighting of the village has become a favorite holiday activity for both children and adults. Attendees can watch the historic village illuminate with holiday lights with the official pulling of the switch which will lead up to the arrival of Santa Claus and a host of exciting activities.

Lighting of the Village offers a variety of fun for the little ones, including a petting zoo, train rides, choir music, an obstacle course fun jump, a cupcake decorating station and an ornament making station where kids can design their own holiday ornaments. Special guests for the event include Buzz Lightyear, Queen Elsa, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Elmo and Balloon Man Rick Hessler. And of course, Santa Clause will be on site and holiday photos with Santa will be offered.

The annual Lighting of the Village also includes arts & craft vendors, baby items, handmade jewelry, Christmas specialties, home décor, baked goods, decorative gifts and much more. A variety of food items will also be available for purchase. Le Vieux Village, which a collection of historic buildings from around St. Landry Parish, in itself, also offers visitors a scenic attraction.

This year’s event sponsors Andrepont Printing, American Bank, Kiwanis Club of Opelousas, SLEMCO, St. Landry Bank, St. Landry Homestead, Ventura Foods, CLECO, Our Savior’s Church and Super One Foods. For more information about the event or vendor information, contact Opelousas Tourism at 337-948-5227 or visit