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Moncus Park to host Christmas in the Park

Moncus Park will host Christmas in the Park, 12 nights of seasonal festivities from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., beginning Thursday, December 16 through Wednesday, December 29, excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Twelve Nights of Christmas at Moncus Park offers our community the first opportunity to enjoy Moncus Park’s progress and development.

This event will feature fun activities sure to have the whole family in the holiday spirit. Patrons can expect live music, a diverse selection of local food and drinks, plenty of kids’ activities, and photo opportunities with Santa! Those attending can also get their holiday shopping done at the Christmas Market, featuring more than 30 of Acadiana’s homegrown local businesses and vendors.

Friends and family will experience the spirit of Christmas amid the beautiful setting of Lafayette’s largest green space. Attendees can participate in the giving season by bringing toys, winter wear, canned goods, or toiletries for donations to our fellow nonprofits. Moncus Park is committed to the safety of all park patrons and is closely monitoring COVID-19. We will adhere to all CDC guidelines for this outdoor event. Participants and guests are reminded to observe social distancing guidelines across the many acres of the Park when attending Christmas in the Park.

Moncus Park’s Events and Programming Director, Heather Twichell, said, “We are excited to present a celebration for the people of Acadiana who have made the vision for Moncus Park come to life. What better time of year to show our appreciation to the community for their generosity than Christmas? I look forward to seeing the park full of friends and families enjoying their time together with us!”

Moncus Park will officially open to the public on January 1, 2022. The Park will celebrate its opening season with a series of events beginning in January and lasting throughout the spring. Since breaking ground in 2018, Moncus Park has completed Phase 1 which included the construction of a 4-acre lake, great lawn, over two miles of new trails, a dog park, hundreds of tree plantings, as well as much of the infrastructure and utilities for future developments. Currently under construction is the amphitheater, interactive water feature, treehouse, inclusive playground, the Veterans Memorial, and a restroom facility. All elements within the park are part of a community-inspired master plan. Minimal construction may still be ongoing upon the Park’s opening, but it will be blocked off and the Park will be safe for guests.

Christmas in the Park’s detailed event schedule and ticketing information will be released later in October. For more information on Christmas in the Park including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.moncuspark.org/christmas.

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