• NORTHSHORE CAMELLIA SOCIETY SHOW & SALE: 11:00 a.m., plant sales begin, noon to 4:00 p.m.., show viewing, St. Scholastica Gym, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington. The “Queen of Winter Flowers” makes a star appearance at this annual event. Free. (985) 630-9899,

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,


  • PATIO PLANTERS HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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,


  • 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,


  • CREOLE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann Street. Visit five historic houses dressed in Creole Christmas decorations, followed by the Creole Christmas Story and refreshments. Self-guided tours sponsored by Friends of the Cabildo. Admission: $25/adult, Free for children under 13. More info: (504) 523-3939,


  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music, and flea market finds. Free.


  • NEW ORLEANS OLD GARDEN ROSE MEETING: 7:00 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. At its monthly meeting, the group discusses how to identify various roses by their traits and views a slide show of the Alexandria garden of Marilyn Wellan. $5. (504) 831-0525.


  • NATIVE NOW: NATIVE SHRUBS AND TREES IN THE WINTER GARDEN: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Longue Vue’s Tyrone Foreman leads a tour and discussion of the Wild Garden with special attention to deciduous native plantings. $10. (504) 293- 4723,
  • 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,


  • MASTER GARDENERS WINTER SYMPOSIUM: 8:30 a.m. to noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, Auditorium. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans, the event features three experts speaking on topics including old roses, tropicals, and European influences on local gardens. $25.
  • DAYLILY SOCIETY PRESENTATION: 9 a.m. to noon, Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Bill Monroe presents a slide show about daylilies. Free.
  • OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food, and refreshments. Free. (985) 250-0378,


  • GREATER NEW ORLEANS IRIS SOCIETY MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. The group discusses iris projects in New Orleans, Covington, and Baton Rouge. Attendees go home with a free iris. Free.
  • 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


  • BEAUREGARD-KEYES HOUSE: Daily except Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tours on the hour, 1113 Chartres St. The historic house museum in dressed for the holidays in Victorian fashion. $10. (504) 523-7257,

HERMANN-GRIMA + GALLIER HISTORIC HOUSES TOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (tours on the hour); Saturday, noon – 3 p.m. (tours on the hour), Hermann-Grima House, 820 St. Louis Street; Gallier Historic House, 1132 Royal Street. Visit these historic house museums to see how 19th century families celebrated the holidays. Admission: $12-$15. More info: (504) 274-0746,

  • WILLIAMS RESIDENCE & COURTYARD TOURS: Tuesday-Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. (except Dec. 24 and Dec. 25). The historic 1889 townhouse, the home of General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams, features vintage Christmas décor and antiques. Admission: $5/person. More info: (504) 523-4662,

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