Caroling in the Jackson Square Returns, With Flood of Vacation Home Visits | Home & Garden

Patio Planters provides an overview of the homes

Les Patio Planters du Vieux Carré is sponsoring its Holiday Home Tour, a self-guided tour of seasonally furnished homes at 1 p.m. on December 19.

The houses are located at various locations in the French Quarter. Tickets start at $ 20 and are available at

Proceeds from the tour help pay for Caroling in Jackson Square, who returns after a COVID-19 hiatus, which is also Dec. 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with Patio Planters volunteers stationed there to distribute free songbooks and candles to attendees of the non-denominational community celebration.

French Quarter Courtyards in Holiday Outfit

The New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association will sponsor a tour of the courtyards and houses of the Vieux Carré, with a tasting of Christmas delicacies at 5 p.m. on December 4.

Tours include views of Christmas past, present, and future in 19th-century dwellings. The event begins at the Spring Fiesta House, 826 St. Ann St., New Orleans.

Tickets start at $ 20. Call (504) 861-1367 or visit

Covington’s story on a home visit

The Covington Heritage Foundation will host a tour of five homes on 22nd and 23rd Avenues along a pedestrian-friendly route during its annual Holly History and House tour at 2 p.m. on December 5.

Along the route, tourists can enjoy refreshments and singing. The tour begins at the Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., in Covington.

Tickets start at $ 20. Visit for more information.

A double dose of holiday tours in the PRC

The Preservation Resource Center’s annual tour has a dual approach for 2021 for those who want to see the homes and those who want an in-person experience.

A series of videos covers four homes of New Orleans notables in four different neighborhoods; available from December 6 to 31.

And six Gardens in the Garden District will be open for art and garden tours (outdoors only) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on December 11; the gardens will also open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 12.

A Happy Hour “Making Spirits Bright” will be a progressive cocktail from 5pm to 7pm on December 11th.

Tickets are required for all aspects, starting at $ 25; packages start at $ 35. Visit

Visit of Brother Martin’s houses

Five Lake Vista homes, all located on Flamingo Street, will be featured on December 4 from noon to 3 p.m. as part of the annual Brother Martin High School Ladies of the Shield Vacation Home Tour.

Featured homes include 4, 15, 26, 64 and 66 Flamingo and will be open for viewing with music provided by the Crusader Band.

Tickets for the patronal day cost $ 65 in advance, $ 70 on the day of the visit. Holiday Home Tour tickets cost $ 30 in advance and $ 35 during the day. Visit

Free trees offered to Orléanais

The NOLA Tree Project will distribute 500 free trees to residents of the Orléans Parish at 9 a.m. on December 4 at the New Orleans Department of Parks and Walks, 200 Warrington Drive. Citrus fruits will also be offered for sale and a tree planting workshop will be organized.

One tree per household will be offered. Among the 35 varieties available, there will be four types of magnolias, pecan, bald cypress, mayhaw, living oak, shumard oak, mimosa, bottle brush, savanna holly, Japanese red maple, vitex (chaste), pine and a multitude of crepe myrtles. .

Plaquemines Parish citrus for sale will include lemons, lime, orange, satsuma, grapefruit, cherry, olive and avocado. Visit

Golden wreaths, Merry Market at Longue Vue

Make a Christmas wreath in the morning, then stick around for the afternoon market on December 4, when Longue Vue House and Gardens hosts two holiday events at 7 Bamboo Road in New Orleans.

At 10 a.m., make a holiday wreath of golden magnolia leaves from Longue Vue Park to take home. Amy Graham, Director of Gardens at Longue Vue, leads the workshop at the Playhouse. All equipment (and a light snack) is provided, for ages 12 and up.

Things are moving outside in the gardens at 1 p.m. for the annual holiday market which includes shopping with local vendors, festive crafts and music, as well as photos with Santa Claus.

Tickets start at $ 40 for the workshop; $ 5 for the market. Visit

Gretna celebrates with 3 events

Three outdoor market events on December 4 brought the holiday spirit to the fore in this West Bank city.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts will host “Shop the Huey Holiday Market” with over 40 vendors at 740 Fourth St.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a German beer garden will take place at the German-American Cultural Center with drinks, pretzels, kids and kraut. The center is located at 519 Huey P. Long Ave.

From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Ringing in the Arts will be an “evening of fine art celebrating a Victorian Christmas” at the Gretna Market Pavilion, with art, music and refreshments on Huey P. Long at First Street.

For more information on all events, visit

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