SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOV. 29 AND NOV. 30

  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3

  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS WALKING TOUR: 10 a.m., departs from rear gates of Old U.S. Mint, 400 block of Barracks Street. In advance of the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, the Friends of the Cabildo host a walking tour that tells the story of French Quarter places important in the battle. $25, by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

  • COUNTRY DAY HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 401 Park Road. Six elegant homes in Old Metairie on Iona, Vincent, Woodvine and Park welcome visitors to view their interiors and holiday finery. $20. (504) 931-6366, www.mpcds.com/hometour.
  • BUILD NOW’S GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., New Orleans Healing center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Enter the contest and support the vital housing work of Build Now. The winner takes home $200. Building materials provided, plus food and drink. $30 at door, $20 in advance. www.ghc2014.eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 6

  • LE MARCHÉ DES FÊTES: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pitot House, 1440 Moss St. The holiday market features more than 30 vendors offering one-of-a-kind and handmade items. $5. (504) 482-0312, www.louisianalandmarks.org.
  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. Free. www.freretmarket.org.
  • BROTHER MARTIN HOME TOUR: Noon to 3 p.m. tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. boutique, St. Catherine of Siena Melancon Center, Metairie Road at Bonnabel. Six homes in Old Metairie on Dorrington Boulevard and Tokalon Place will open their doors for the Ladies of the Shield annual holiday home tour. $20 advance, $25 day of the tour. (504) 284-6700, jgandolfi@brothermartin.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 7

  • NEW ORLEANS MUSIC HISTORY TOUR: 10 a.m., departs from rear gates of Old U.S. Mint, on Barracks Street. Explore places in the French Quarter important to the rich history of the city’s music, led by friends of the Cabildo’s trained guide. $25 by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, DEC. 9 AND DEC. 11

  • HIDDEN TREASURES, BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS EDITION: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Join curators of the Louisiana State Museum in a behind the scenes display of items associated with the Battle of New Orleans. Two sessions on each night of the event. $20 by advance purchase only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 14

  • PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., headquartered at Trinity Episcopal Church, Bishop Polk Hall, 1329 Jackson Ave. Self-guided tour of seven elegant Garden District homes dressed in holiday finery. Admission: $40 in advance, $45 day of the tour. More info: (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). The two-day holiday market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

  • LAWN-LESS: 9 a.m. to noon, plant sale; 10 a.m. talk, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn from Marc Pastorek how to replace your lawn with sedges and native grasses so you can live pesticide- and herbicide-free. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 14

  • HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP: Noon, Pistil & Stamen flowers, 1400 O.C. Haley Blvd. Join Denise Richter and Megan McHugh at their flower garden and take home a holiday wreath you make yourself while enjoying hot drinks. $35. pistilandstamenflowers@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17

  • BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS WALKING TOUR: 10 a.m., departs from rear gates of Old U.S. Mint, 400 block of Barracks Street. In advance of the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, the Friends of the Cabildo host a walking tour that tells the story of French quarter places important in the Battle. $25, by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 20

  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, DEC. 21

  • PATIO PLANTERS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starts at French Quarter Gem & Lapidary, 527 St. Philip St. Five French Quarter residences plus the historic Gallier House are dressed in their finery and welcome visitors. The tour is a prelude to the annual caroling event in Jackson Square. $20. (888) 756-6250, www.patioplanters.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 27

  • FAUBOURG ST. MARY TOUR: 9 a.m., departs from main entrance of the WWII Museum. Explore the history of New Orleans’ Central Business District with a walking tour sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo. $25 by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.

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