Three things to do

Brandie Richardson @B_Lifestyles

1. Pictures with Santa: Papa Noel will be at Cabela's in Gonzales on Dec. 3 to Dec. 4 and Dec. 10 to Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child will receive one free pictures at his Cajun Cabin, located at the back country museum. There will also be activities for the children.

2. Christmas at Houmas House: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is holding their annual Christmas celebration on Dec. 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Associate Conductor David Torns and the BRSO Brass, Percussion and Harp perform all holiday favorites.Tickets can be purchased at

3. Parade: The annual City of Donaldsonville Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Louisiana Square on Railroad Ave. The theme is "Christmas Through a Child's Eye!" The parade will feature activities, game, food and giveaways.