New Orleans’ Favorite Holiday Tradition! 

For almost 50 years the Preservation Resource Center’s Holiday Home tour has opened the doors to beautiful Garden District homes during the heart of the holiday season. The tour has grown over the years to include live musical performances, a festive boutique and more! The Holiday Home Tour is held the second weekend in December and draws delighted attendees from across the country.

The Holiday Home Tour is one of the largest fundraisers for the Preservation Resource Center, and money raised helps protect the historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity of New Orleans.

When

The 2024 Holiday Home Tour will be held the weekend of December 14-15, 2024.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2024 Holiday Home Tour go on sale July 1, 2024.

Group Tickets

Discounts for groups larger than 10 are available. Please contact Whiton Paine for more information about group discounts.

Patron Party

Join sponsors and patrons as we kickoff the holiday season in style at PRC’s Holiday Patron Party the weekend before Holiday Home Tour. This festive cocktail party is held at an exquisite private residence and features an open bar, delicious cuisine, and live music. All Patrons receive two tickets to the Holiday Home Tour. In 2024, the Patron Party will be held on Friday, December 6.

Sponsorship

We have several sponsorship levels available to fit your desired exposure and budget. The Holiday Home Tour hosts dozens of vendors, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of preservationists. Email Dinah Campbell, Major Donor & Corporate Relations Manager, or Whiton Paine, Director of Development, to learn more.

Past Sponsors

First Horizon
The Rink Shopping Center
Jones Walker
Gallo Mechanical

Boutique Vendors 

This popular part of the Holiday Home Tour is free to the public! The boutique is located at Louise S. McGehee School and includes gift items, handmade art, clothing and jewelry. Interested in a booth? Email Niki Morris, Events Coordinator, or call 504.581.7032.

Musical Performances

Musicians performing at the Holiday Home Tour enjoy free tickets to the event as well as a unique exposure opportunity by sharing their talents in some of the Garden District’s most beautiful homes. Interested in donating your musical talents and performing at the Holiday Home Tour? E-mail Niki Morris, Events Coordinator, or call 504.581.7032.

Volunteering

The Holiday Home Tour simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of our volunteers. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here.

FAQs

I am unable to attend the tour. Do you offer refunds?

The PRC Holiday Home Tour is a rain or shine event, and tickets are not refundable. If you cannot use your tickets, the price paid can be considered a tax-deductible donation to the PRC.

I am a volunteer. How do I get my free ticket?

You can pick up your Holiday Home Tour ticket by visiting the volunteer check-in table at tour headquarters located at the Louise McGehee School.

How do I get to the houses?

The Holiday Home Tour is a self-guided walking tour; however, a complimentary shuttle is available to drop people near the homes on tour with stops at The Rink and the Holiday Boutique/ Tour HQ at Louise S. McGehee during tour hours.