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Holiday Home Tours

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.

The Tours

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 two home tour events this year. The first is a virtual home tour. Visitors can view and marvel at homes decorated for the holidays at their own pace. The next event is an in person holiday art & garden tour. Visit here for more information.

Homes of the French Quarter

The Patio Planters Holiday Home Tour is self-guided, taking in 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 19, 2021. 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.