SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues. Free. artsneworleans.org

THURSDAY

SIGNATURE HOLIDAY STYLE: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Visit Longue Vue and see what some of New Orleans’ finest designers have done to decorate the house for the holidays. Jewelry by Mario Villa will be on sale. Free. longuevue.com

DEC. 2

BROTHER MARTIN HOLIDAY TOUR: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 105 Mulberry Drive. Tour four homes in Old Metairie during the Brother Martin holiday event. Tickets range from $25 to $60. (504) 284-6700.

FRERET MARKET: Noon to 4 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Free. freretmarket.org

DEC. 8-9

FRANCE’S BIG GAMBLE: 6:30 p.n. Friday, a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave. Join the friends of the Cabildo at its fourth annual symposium, this year focusing on the legacy of France’s settlement of New Orleans in 1718. Scholars and lecturers are drawn from universities nationwide. $85. (504) 523-3939, friendsofthecabildo.org

DEC. 9

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p..m., 612 Piety st. Free. creemccree@gmail.com

DEC. 9-10

PRC HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Visit seven Garden District homes in their holiday finest on this self-guided tour. A boutique and musical guests round out the offerings. $40. (504) 581-7023, prcno.org

DEC. 10

COVINGTON HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. Visit an array of historic homes on this self-guided tour of old Covington. $20 but reserve quickly as admission is limited. covingtonheritagefoundation.com

DEC. 14

OLD ROSE HYBRIDIZING: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie. Join members of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society as they welcome Paul Hains of Australia, an expert in growing and hybridizing roses. Includes a holiday pot luck. Free. bandrarose@aol.com

DEC. 16

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p..m., 612 Piety st. Free. creemccree@gmail.com

DEC. 16-17

ARTS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, South Carrollton at South Claiborne avenues. Free. artsneworleans.org