Every year, during the holidays, New Orleanians decorate their homes in the most festive seasonal décor, and some even open their doors for public viewing! Visit New Orleans during the holidays and check out the holiday home tours to experience the magical ambiance of New Orleans homes.
Two local organizations, the Preservation Resource Center and the Patio Planters, conduct New Orleans holiday home tours during select weekends in December. The PRC tours focus on homes in the city’s Garden District and the Patio Planters tours include residences in the French Quarter.
Homes of the Garden District
The PRC will host their 47th Annual Holiday Home Tour presented by McEnery Residential on December 10 and 11, 2022. Tour the interiors and grounds of six stunning private homes and one bonus property all dressed up for the holidays in the historic Garden District. Festivities also include live musical performances, a festive boutique, book signings, design talks and more. Visit here for more information.
Homes of the French Quarter
The Patio Planters Holiday Home Tour is self-guided, featuring several elegant old French Quarter residences, some of which have attractive courtyards and gardens gaily festooned in the spirit of the holidays. This year, the tour will take place on December 18, 2022. See here for more details.
As its name implies, the nonprofit Patio Planters organization is “dedicated to the beautification of the Vieux Carre, mainly from a horticultural point of view” according to its mission statement. Proceeds from the tour go to benefit a major holiday event held on the evening of the tour date – Caroling in Jackson Square.