The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to announce its participation in Creole Christmas, presented by Friends of the Cabildo, on Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28. The event invites locals and visitors alike to take a festive stroll through the French Quarter to visit five historical houses outfitted with traditional Christmas decorations. Participants will also enjoy Creole Christmas stories and seasonal refreshments. THNOC’s Williams Residence, the 1850 House, Beauregard-Keyes House, Spring Fiesta House, and Gallier House will all be featured.
Those who visit THNOC will see the festively decorated residence and courtyard of the institution’s founders, General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams. The elegant town home features a beautiful Christmas tree decorated with some of their original ornaments, Christmas family photos of the Williamses, and details of their family traditions.
Self-guided tours of all the historical homes begin at the 1850 House at 523 St. Ann Street on Jackson Square and are available all day 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Admission is $25 per person, $20 for Friends of the Cabildo members and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.friendsofthecabildo.org or on the day of the event at the 1850 House, 523 St. Ann Street. Children 12 and under are free. Ticket sales will end at 3:00 p.m. both days.