Lagniappe Events Calendar

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Each week we compile a list of the area’s events. If you have an event you would like listed, please email us at! 

Lagniappe Events Calendar for the week of 11.28.2018

Annabelle’s Holiday Gift Drive

Team Anna Banana Awesomesauce hosts its second annual holiday toy drive. All gifts donated will be distributed at Ochsner Hospital for Children where Annabelle Thomas is a patient. The gifts will go to the Child Life Program for patients and their families in long-term care, treatment and inpatient care during the holidays. For a list of drop-off locations and items needed, visit 

Nov. 1 Through Dec. 13, Houma and Thibodaux

Golf Scholarship Silent Auction

Ellendale Country Club and Tee to Green Golf Magazine are teaming up to raise money for junior-golf scholarships. These scholarships will be for players in Terrebonne Parish. A silent auction for the Class of 2019 scholarship recipients will start Nov. 27 and end Dec. 1. The auction items are on display in the Ellendale Clubhouse all week. The auction will end at 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 2. Everyone is invited to come check out the items personally at Ellendale Country Club, located at 3319 Hwy. 311 in Houma. The items will also be on the Tee to Green Golf Magazine Facebook Page. For those that want to see the items in person, Ellendale opens for lunch Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday, all day from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

Ellendale Country Club, Houma

Christmas Pottery Sale

The Nicholls State University Ceramics Club invites you to the annual Christmas Pottery Sale fundraiser. Shoppers can peruse handcrafted pottery, jewelry and prints from more than 10 artists, alumni, students and faculty. Pottery includes bowls, pitchers, trays, mugs, platters and containers, to name a few. Proceeds generated from the event are used to buy studio equipment, host guest artists and support student awards. 

Nov. 28, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 & 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A Garland for Nicholls: An Evening of Readings by Nicholls Poets and Guests

Nicholls State University invites you to a relaxing evening of poetry readings from a selection of award-winning authors as part of the celebration of the university’s 70th anniversary. Authors include David Middleton, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor and Professor Emeritus; Dr. Albert Davis, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor and Professor Emeritus; Jay Udall, Nicholls poet-in-residence; and Dr. Jack Bedell, Louisiana Poet Laureate and Houma native. The event is free and open to the public. 

November 28, 7 p.m.

Al and Mary Danos Theater, Nicholls State University

Christmas Belles

It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye – are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus – played by Frankie’s long-suffering husband, Dub – is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters’ Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. 

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 & 7-8, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

Thibodaux Playhouse


CANCELLED: The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Night

The Houma Downtown Christmas Festival and United Houma Nation are pleased to bring to you the 2nd Annual Outdoor Movie Night featuring “A Muppet Christmas Carol”. This event is free to all. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Bring your chairs or blanket and pick your spot to sit back and enjoy special treats, a souvenir and the movie! Be sure to wear your Christmas jammies! Food and drink vendors will be made available for attendees to purchase items as they wish. Treats and Souvenirs are to be distributed “while supplies last”. 

November 30, 7-9 p.m.

Courthouse Square, Houma

Downtown Houma Christmas Festival and Parade

Head downtown for Houma’s newest tradition in Christmas celebrations. The festival features Santa’s workshop, arts and crafts vendors, games, a live nativity, and holiday music. The Winter Wonderland Snow Fall will occur every hour, on the hour, along the walkways. At 5 p.m., the annual Christmas parade rolls through the streets spreading holiday cheer. The Tree Lighting, along with a Meet and Greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, will take place from 7:30-9 p.m.

December 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Downtown Houma

Breakfast with Santa

Join Kiwanis Club of Houma Foundation for this annual holiday tradition in Houma. Little ones and their families may enjoy pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice as well as activities and photos with Santa for $5. Entry is $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Proceeds go toward community service projects of Kiwanis Club including distribution of coats to children, distribution of bikes as part of Books for Bikes reading program and recycling band instruments for students in Terrebonne Parish. 

December 1, 7-11 a.m.

Vandebilt Catholic High School Cafeteria, Houma


Reindeer Rowe & A Visit to Santa’s Land

Thibodaux Service League hosts this yearly Christmas market featuring unique holiday shopping from local merchants all in one place. Nearly 40 vendors will be on hand to help you complete your Christmas shopping! A Visit to Santa’s Land is the children’s portion of the day-long event and features crafts, games, snacks, and a visit from Santa. Admission to Reindeer Rowe is $5 or free with a Santa’s Land ticket.

December 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux


Rescue Revolution Outdoor Benefit Concert

Sue Sue’s on the Bayou is hosting an outdoor concert event to benefit Rescue Revolution. The event will feature food and beer tents, corn hole and horseshoe games, a pet adoption station, and multiple raffles. Live music line-up includes Dennis Barnes, the Back Roots, the Monochromes and Beep Beep & the Jeeps. 

December 1, 1-10 p.m.

Sue Sue’s on the Bayou, Houma


Choice Book Sale

The Friends of the Terrebonne Public Library will host their annual Choice Book Sale. Fiction and nonfiction, including large print and children’s, will sell for $1.50 an inch. The Friends will also have a section for individually priced books. Books in this sale have either never been read or have been gently used and make great gifts for the holidays. The book sale is open to the public, and registration is not required.

December 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

December 2, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Terrebonne Parish Main Library

7thAnnual Reindeer Run 5K

Join in the fun of the 7th Annual Reindeer Run 5K presented by Mighty Kids, Inc. benefitting Girls on the Run Bayou Region. This festive, non-timed race is open to the community. The event is a celebration of all the girls have accomplished during the 2017 fall season of Girls on the Run. There will be Christmas themed activities for the kids to participate in before the race with fun music to set the mood!Race day registration will open at 12:30 pm. Shirt sizes and availability will be first come, first served and prices will be $25 with race shirt; $20 without shirt.

December 2, 2 – 5 p.m.

Southdown Plantation, Houma

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

South Louisiana Community Orchestra brings you “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” with the presentation of their Christmas Concert, conducted by Brad Adams and accompanied on piano by Sarah Todd. The Vandebilt High School Choir will be performing our choral selections: “Mary Did You Know?” And “Sing We Now of Christmas.” Some of the other musical selections we will be presenting are: “Tidings of Comfort and Joy”, “Pacem Noel” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, a three minute “Nutcracker Suite” and many other of your favorite, familiar Christmas tunes. Admission is $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children 12 years and under.

December 2, 3 PM 

Living Word Church, Schriever

Polar Express Movie Night 

First United Methodist Church of Houma’s Children’s Ministry presents a Polar Express Movie Night! Enjoy a showing of the Polar Express, pizza and hot cocoa. Wear your Christmas jammies! RSVP by calling 985.870.5976 by Dec. 1. 

December 2, 5-7:30 p.m.

Fellowship Hall, First United Methodist Church of Houma

Thibodaux Christmas Fest

Thibodaux plays host to the annual Christmas Fest and parade! The parade kicks off at 4 p.m. at John L. Guidry Stadium at Nicholls. There will be refreshments, music and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at City Hall in Downtown Thibodaux after the parade. 

December 2, 4 p.m.

Downtown Thibodaux 

Showing Off on the Bayou Craft Fair

Terrebonne Parish Library System is excited to announce “Showing Off on the Bayou,” a community arts and crafts reception hosted annually at the Dularge Branch Library. “Showing Off on the Bayou” highlights creative projects done by the library’s patrons throughout the year, including artwork, quilting projects, and crafts. Lego creations built by local children will also be on display. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

December 3, 7 p.m.

Dularge Branch Library

Holiday Gala

The Nicholls Department of Music invites you to get into the holiday spirit as several student ensembles perform Christmas favorites including exciting new arrangements of “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride.” The Holiday Gala will feature the Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Concert Choir and Symphonic Winds Ensemble. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students through, search for Nicholls Holiday Gala. Proceeds from the evening’s performance will benefit the music department’s scholarship fund. The department is also inviting patrons to become founding members of the Friends of Music by purchasing a ticket at the donor rate of $50.

December 7, 7:30 p.m.

Al and Mary Danos Theater, Nicholls State University

Ben Meyer Foundation Annual Toy Drive

Bring your unwrapped toys geared towards infants and children through 13 years old to the Ben Meyer Foundation Toy Drive. Toys collected will be distributed throughout our area.

December 7, 5-7 p.m.

Meyer Financial Group, Thibodaux 

The Message of Christmas: A Musical Production

First Baptist Church of Houma Music Ministry with members of the Houma-Terrebonne Community Band presents a Musical Production of The Message of Christmas. Come see the Christmas story come to life through song, dance and an original script taken directly from the Bible.No ticket is needed for this free event.

December 7-9, 6-8 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Houma

7thAnnual Outrunning Cancer 5K 

Join friends and family for the 7th Annual Ross Mullooly Project Outrunning Cancer 5k and 1-mile Fun Run. The event includes food, refreshments, bounce houses for the kids and live entertainment by Le Bon Temps. The winner of the raffle drawing will be announced, along with a silent auction and blood drive. 

December 8, 10:30 a.m.

Downtown Houma Courthouse

A Bayou Christmas Teddy Bear Tea

Santa’s elves have been busy preparing for the Bayou Christmas Teddy Bear Tea. This festive event will be the perfect holiday experience to share with children and grandchildren. Enjoy a presentation of delicious holiday food, specialty teas, and hot chocolate. Holiday characters will entertain and delight with music, story time, games and a special teddy bear gift for all children in attendance followed by a teddy bear parade.

December 8-9 & 15-16

Chez Felicite’ Bed and Breakfast, Raceland


Down the Bayou Christmas

Welcome to Kim’s Shuga Shack’s 4th annual event with Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends! Enjoy Christmas stories, arts & crafts, decorating the Christmas tree and taking a photo with Santa and friends. The lighting of the Christmas tree be at 5:45 p.m. 

December 8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Kim’s Shuga Shack, Dulac


Tour of Homes

Celebrate the beauty of Christmas and enjoy delicious local cuisine and live music while touring four beautifully decorated homes during this fundraising event. Proceeds benefit Refuge127 Ministries, a Christian organization that provides resources to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional and medical needs of orphans in Africa. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Event is recommended for ages 16 and over.

Dec. 8, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Thibodaux area


Little Texas

Bringing all their hits from the 90s back to life for you right here in South Louisiana, Venue 182 welcomes Little Texas! With hit songs like “God Blessed Texas”, “Kick a Little”, “What Might Have Been”, this concert will have you dancing. Tickets start at $25 dollars online for general admission. Pub tables are available for $60 dollars. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 9pm. This show is for ages 18 and up. 

December 8, 9 p.m.

Venue 182, Raceland 


Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! 

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Tickets on sale now! 

December 9, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center


TARC Bell Choir

Members of the TARC Bell Choir proudly present an evening performance of holiday music for your enjoyment! The Bell Choir is comprised of about 6 individuals and is led by adult services supervisor Karen Henderson. The members play their arrangements using Kodaly hand signals. The event is free and open to the public.

December 13, 6:30 p.m.

Terrebonne Parish Main Library

Donuts with Santa

You’re invited to a free, family-friendly event featuring photos with Santa along with donuts, hot chocolate and coffee! Meet Santa and his friend, the Elf on the Shelf. Stay until the end to hear a reading of “The Night Before Christmas”!

Louis Mohana Furniture

December 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Papa Noël’s Cajun Christmas

Celebrate Christmas on the bayou with Houma Travel’s third annual event. Storytelling, food and drinks, music, children’s activities and more will be available. Meet Papa Noel and have your photo taken with the jolly ole soul. Admission for this community event is free. To better assist with the flow of the event, please register your family for a time slot by visiting Only one e-ticket per family is necessary! 

December 15, 3-7 p.m.

Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Gray


Harry Potter Yule Ball

Terrebonne Parish Main Library will host an after-hours, adults-only Harry Potter Yule Ball in honor of J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. The Yule Ball is a wintry social event for adults. Formal attire is encouraged. Festivities are set to include Harry Potter-themed refreshments and decor, an opportunity to find your Hogwarts house, plenty of dancing, and more. Admission is free. Please RSVP by December 10 to attend.

December 15, 6 p.m.

Terrebonne Parish Main Library