One of my favorite holiday events, and an Acadiana tradition, is Dec 7 and 8 in Grand Coteau. The Schools of the Sacred Heart will hold their annual 'Christmas at Coteau' on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Academy of the Sacred Heart, and festivities are open to the public. It's 2 days of shopping, food, fun, and local history!

The Holiday Market is an amazing chance to peruse local vendors for all your holiday shopping. Handmade jewelry, pottery, art, and Christmas items will be available for purchase in and around the historic buildings of the Schools.

A gumbo cookoff, a live nativity, and photos with Santa will also be part of the festivities.

You can purchase your tickets for the Holiday Market, Luncheon, or Gumbo Cook off  online in advance. For over 30 years this has been a cherished holiday tradition in Acadiana, and we can't wait for the fun this year in Grand Coteau!