Preservation Resource Center's 2012 Holiday Home Tour Celebrates 37 Years of Christmas Tradition in the Garden District

Annual event features Garden District homes all dressed up for the holidays

Nov 13, 2012, 09:00 ET from Preservation Resource Center

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 37th year, the Preservation Resource Center will host its annual Holiday Home Tour in New Orleans' historic Garden District December 8 and 9, 2012. 


Funds raised from the tour allow the PRC to continue protecting New Orleans' historic charm and assist homeowners in revitalizing their homes and neighborhoods.

The Holiday Home Tour provides tour-goers with the opportunity to view the interiors of six majestic homes in the Garden District decked out in all their holiday glory. The event features informational tours with live performances by New Orleans musicians.

This year's tour kicks off with a Patron Party on Friday, December 7 at the St. Charles Avenue home of Betsy and Gary Laborde.  It also includes access to a holiday boutique with unique artisan wares and a professionally catered café, located at the tour headquarters, Trinity Episcopal Church.

Purchased in advance, tickets cost $30 for PRC members and groups of 10 or more and $35 for non-members. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour cost $40. Tickets are valid for either day or both days during the weekend.

Call 504-581-7032 or visit to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at Trinity Episcopal Church, in Bishop Polk Hall, 1329 Jackson Avenue.

The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC) was founded in 1974 as a membership organization to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans' historic architecture and neighborhoods.  The not-for-profit organization has helped renovate hundreds of historic homes citywide by involving citizens in preservation projects and services that enhance living in New Orleans.  PRC provides resources and education to convey the economic, cultural and aesthetic importance of historic preservation in New Orleans and throughout the world. For more information about the PRC's hurricane recovery efforts, including the homeowner assistance program, visit or call 504-581-7032.        

SOURCE Preservation Resource Center