This double camelback home on Camp Street, mixing new and traditional elements, will be featured on the Preservation Resource Center's Holiday Home Tour Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10.


PRC HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Visit seven marvelous 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,


FRANCE’S BIG GAMBLE: 8 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,

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Free.


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


OLD ROSE HYBRIDIZING: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 4201 Transcontinental Drive, 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 potluck. Free.

DEC. 16

PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Free.

DEC. 16 AND 17

PALMER ARTS MARKET; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park, S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne. Free.

DEC. 17

FRENCH QUARTER HOME TOUR: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Creole Delicacies, 535 St. Ann St. Visit five private residences plus the Beauregard Keyes House and see how French Quarter residents entertain for the holidays. $20.

DEC. 19

LONGUE VUE HOLIDAY TEA: 1 to 3 p.m., Longue Vue, 7 Bamboo Road. Enjoy tea, harp music and a tour of the house dressed in “Signature Style” by local designers. $55. (504) 293-4722,