Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre is pleased to present the beloved Caroling in Jackson Square tradition to visitors and locals alike on Sunday, December 18, from 7-8 pm. The free community sing-along gathers thousands of people for a festive hour of holiday merriment, with carols led by local dignitaries and clergy. Gates open at 6:30 pm with Patio Planters volunteers stationed there to distribute complimentary song books and candles to participants in the non-denominational community celebration.
Prior to the annual Caroling in Jackson Square, Patio Planters offers a French Quarter Holiday Home Tour featuring five private residences with varying architectural styles and home furnishings, festively decorated for the season. The self-guided walking tour takes place from 12 noon until 4 pm, allowing plenty of time to enjoy Reveillon dining or Holiday cocktails prior to Caroling.
Tickets to the tour, which supports the annual Caroling in Jackson Square, are $30 each if preordered online at www.patioplanters.net and $35 the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase from 12noon-3:00 pm the day of under the alcove of the Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. This annual event often sells out in advance. Advance online ticket purchases are your best (and only) way to guarantee a ticket.