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, www.bkhouse.org.
HERMANN-GRIMA + GALLIER HISTORIC HOUSES TOURS: MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. (TOURS ON THE HOUR); SATURDAY, NOON TO 3 P.M. (TOURS ON THE HOUR), HERMANN-GRIMA HOUSE, 820 ST. LOUIS STREET; GALLIER HISTORIC HOUSE, 1132 ROYAL ST. VISIT THESE HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUMS TO LEARN HOW 19TH CENTURY FAMILIES CELEBRATED THE HOLIDAYS. ADMISSION: $12-$15. (504) 274-0746, WWW.HGGHH.ORG.
WILLIAMS RESIDENCE & COURTYARD TOURS: TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AT 10 A.M., 11 A.M., 2 P.M. AND 3 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 GEN. AND MRS. L. KEMPER WILLIAMS, FEATURES VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DÉCOR AND ANTIQUES. ADMISSION: $5. (504) 523-4662, WWW.HNOC.ORG.
SATURDAY, DEC. 13 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 14
PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 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. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.
ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., PALMER PARK (SOUTH CARROLLTON AT SOUTH 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
ST. BERNARD CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Docville Farm, 5124 E. St. Bernard Highway. The Docville Farm is the starting point for “A Historic Christmas,” featuring an Ice Palace at the historic St. Bernard Parish Courthouse and a walking tour of Los Islenos Folk Village. There will be entertainment, food, Santa, a craft and gift boutique and a parade of prizes. Admission: $12/advance, $15/day of tour. More info: (504) 388-7625.
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. ALSO FEATURING THE RETURN OF NUTRIA TEETH JEWELRY! 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
NORTHSHORE CAMELLIA SOCIETY SHOW & SALE: 11 A.M., PLANT SALES BEGIN, NOON TO 4 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.
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.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DEC. 27 AND 28
CREOLE CHRISTMAS WEEKEND: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann St. 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, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
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