The Natchitoches Historic Foundation proudly announces the sites for the 2016 Christmas Tour of Homes available to tourists. Focusing on the expressions of the Christmas season, all of the sites for the 2016 tour are located in the Historic District. Each day, the houses showcased are in walking distance from each other. Experience the charm of historic Natchitoches during this annual holiday event. Tickets are $20 per night, cash or check only.
Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 14, 5-8 p.m.
Donahoe House (358 Rue Jefferson)– Resplendent in holiday decorations for the Christmas season, the Home of Mr. and Mrs. Jared Dunahoe is a new structure in the Historic District on the site of the Levy-East Town recently destroyed by fire. Guests will enjoy the seasonal reminders of the traditions of the Dunahoe family as they tour this beautiful home.
Lemee House, circa 1830 (301 rue Jefferson)–Decorated with period Christmas greens and historical memorabilia belonging to members and friends of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches. Guests will sip hot cider as listen to carolers as they hear about Christmas in the early 19th century.
Soldini House, circa 1847 (240 Rue Jefferson)–An addition to the 2016 Tour, the upside down Christmas tree in the parlor of Soldini and other period Christmas decorations will be highlighted by hoop skirted docents giving guests information about Christmas traditions of the family that has owned the house for more than 100 years.
Jefferson Street Townhouse, circa 1920s (230 Rue Jefferson)– The beautifully appointed Bed and Breakfast includes a wide veranda, eleven foot ceiling, hardwood floors, period antiques, and is lovingly decorated with organic materials for the Christmas season. The gardens surrounding the house are lovely, even during the colder months of the year.