The festival will be open from December 1st until December 23rd, 2018 from A: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm nightly (weather permitting). On high volume nights, we will stay open a little later, depending on the size of the crowd.
A: Advance tickets ($8 each) can be purchased at select Shop-Rite / Tobacco Plus convenience stores throughout Acadiana beginning in late November. Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $10 each. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted at the gate. Children 4 years and younger and military with ID receive free admission.
A: Visitors are highly encouraged to attend on weeknights (Sun-Thurs) to avoid heavy crowds and traffic delays on weekend nights (Fri-Sat).
A: Yes! So, you better watch out and you better not pout! He will be present nightly for photo opportunities. Photo packages are available for purchase. No cell phone or personal camera photography allowed. He is located under the Pavilion, on the right-hand side. He will be there from 6pm-9pm. Do be mindful, sometimes Santa too needs the restroom!
A: Yes, you can! We ask that you call and make a reservation for your group in advance. We ask that you please pay as a group and not individuals (i.e one check or credit card payment). This will help speed up your entry to Noel Acadien. Please call 337-504-5568 to book your tour group. They are all self-guided.
A: Please enter through the ADVANCE TICKET line on the right side of the front entrance for a shorter wait time.
A: No, we do not. Advance tickets are available ONLY at Acadiana Shop-Rite stores.
A: Yes, an ATM machine is located in the Pavilion at the rear of the village.
A: There will be food available for purchase every night. Santa's Kitchen offers gumbo, pork jambalaya, nachos, popcorn, sausage poboys, BBQ burgers, hot dogs, and more. Our famous hot chocolate and other beverages will also be available.
A: Parking is FREE!! The Knights of Columbus members volunteer their time every night to assist with parking. However, we will have VIP parking for purchase that will allow you to come in through the exit with a special pass. More to come on this in Fall of 2018!
A: The entrance by Rue de Belier is closed so please use the following address for your GPS:
800 West Broussard, Lafayette LA 70506.
A: Yes! Strollers are welcome. Just know that some of our sidewalks are a little uneven so please take your time and watch your step.
A: No, we do not have wheelchairs available for rent.
A: Sorry, but no pets are allowed. Dogs assisting the visually impaired are the only animals allowed.
A: Please frequently check our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with our daily happenings! We are listed on Facebook under LARC's Acadian Village and our handle on Twitter is @AcadianVillage.