Poydras Home's Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival on December 1 was a rousing success!

Holiday memories were made with loved ones taking family photos with Santa by the tree, children enjoyed face painting and many items were checked off of holiday shopping lists while perusing our inside crafts and baked goods!

This year we returned to our traditional, single fundraising event. Festival proceeds are dedicated to the Center for Healthy Living. The Historic House will soon offer amenities shared by all residents of Poydras Home: a therapy gym, a yoga studio, a library, a meditative space, an expanded salon and spa, and a multipurpose space for programming and education.

Poydras Home presented four event sponsor levels and a $250 Family Festival Donation that included all family members, children, grandchildren and your resident. Many celebrated with a Family Festival gift this year.

Many took a chance on our Raffles!

Santa’s Sack is filled this year with gift certificates to iconic New Orleans restaurant venues, each valued at $100. Tickets for a chance to win were only $25.

Congratulations to the Winners of our Santa’s Sack raffles:

Edith Mossy won a $100 Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group gift certificate to any Ralph Brennan restaurant.

Dianne McGraw won a $100 gift certificate to Clancy’s.

Leslie Alley won a $100 gift certificate to Creole Creamery.

Katherine Boh won a $100 gift certificate to Galatoire’s Restaurant.

Bellwether won a $100 gift certificate to Langenstein’s.

Waters Parkerson won a $100 gift certificate to Nothing Bundt Cakes.


Poydras Home 2022 Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival Sponsors


  • Hancock Whitney Bank


  • Ann and Bobby Swayze


  • Bellwether Technology Corporation
  • Katherine S. Boh
  • Caroline and Bob Brickman
    • In Memory of Roger W. Worlock
  • Joe Bucher & Family
  • Suzanne Butler and Mark Klyza
  • Beth Colon
  • EskewDumezRipple
  • Wynne P. Friedrichs
    • In Memory of Elizabeth Reid Friedrichs
  • HJ Sims
  • Betty Lou and Lansing Kolb
  • Methodist Health System Foundation
  • Edith Mossy & Family
  • Brenda Smith and Craig Tolbert
    • In Honor of Bob Smith
  • Martha Treen & The Swayze Family
    • In Honor of Martha Treen
  • USI Insurance Services, LLC
  • The Vinson Family
  • Waters, Parkerson & Co., LLC
  • Sarah W. Weden


2022 Entertainment

  • Sarah Jane McMahons soprano soloist
  • New Orleans Council on Aging Community Choir


  • Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
  • Clancy’s
  • The Creole Creamery
  • Galatoire’s Restaurant
  • Langenstein’s
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes

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