There are house tours, and then there is the Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour. The historic neighborhood invites you to step inside ten homes to see how the owners decorate for the season -- no need to peek through any windows here. But this tour also features complimentary carriage rides, live music and strolling carolers, a trolley to run you from tour home to tour home and refreshments at the freshly renovated Kern Pavilion. It's a full afternoon of old-fashioned fun, and it makes a perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for relative who shall remain nameless.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 14. Park House (2303 Lafayette Avenue; www.lafayettesquare.org). $16-$20.
Sun., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014