Santa Claus stops by the town of Jean Lafitte amidst holiday lights and decorations on Dec. 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 4917 City Park Dr. in Lafitte.
Tour the new Barataria Museum & Wetland Trace, experience a walking adventure into a festive one mile holiday nature trail and take a memorable photograph with St. Nick himself. Tickets, which are available on site, are $15 for adults and $10 for children and include admission to the museum.
Opening night, Dec. 7, features live music by Escalade Dance & Show Band. Plus, local restaurants will offer seasonal dishes for sale, including fried soft shell shrimp, jambalaya, seafood gumbo, potato salad and seafood pasta.
Lafitte’s Barataria Museum opened in April of this year as wildlife and fisheries museum telling the over 200-year-old story of the town of Jean Lafitte, a historic fishing village 20 miles southwest of New Orleans. Featuring a multi-media theatre presentation and an animated museum exhibition, the museum leads visitors on a journey through the life of pirate Jean Lafitte, the stories and folk traditions of wetland dwellers and the realities of coastal erosion and natural and man-made disasters.
Behind the museum, the Wetland Trace nature trail is a boardwalk trail that loops through a pristine cypress swamp. Visitors will experience holiday lights along the trail during their festive walk through Cajun Christmas on the Bayou.