Check any list of the top cities to spend New Year’s Eve, and New Orleans is sure to be on it. From the Fleur de Lis drop to New Year’s Eve burlesque shows, you won’t find any city ringing in the New Year quite like New Orleans does. If you’re looking for kid-friendly fun or the wildest night of your life, New Orleans has something for everyone for the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration!
Things to Do for New Year’s Eve in New Orleans
-Party All Night Long
Head to the French Quarter for parties at every bar. Hit the clubs on Frenchmen Street, bar hop on Bourbon or head to the 800 block if you’re looking for the LQBTQ+ scene. Enjoy an all-inclusive night with VIP tickets to Big Night New Orleans at The Fillmore including cocktails, premium buffet, live music, DJs, burlesque, and more as you party through the New Year. Take in the city’s celebrations from a bird’s eye view at the New Year’s Eve Viewing Party at Vue Orleans with a 360 degree view of the city from 34 floors up.
There’s plenty of good clean fun for the kids to ring in the New Year too! Catch a Mardi Gras-style parade at the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s New Years Eve Parade in the French Quarter. Be a true party animal at Zoo Year’s Eve at the Audubon Zoo, featuring games, live music, and a countdown to noon. The Louisiana Children’s Museum in City Park hosts Noon Year’s Eve with fun for the family including a balloon drop and soda-pop toast. If you’ve got little late birds, they’re sure to enjoy the sights and sounds of fireworks throughout the city as the New Year arrives.
-Countdown with a Twist
If it’s fine dining and ringing in the New Year with a countdown and a kiss, you know there will be a NOLA twist. Enjoy a NYE feast at one of the historic restaurants in the Quarter like Court of Two Sisters, Arnaud’s, or Brennan’s with delicious creole dishes and festive cocktails that New Orleans is famous for. Then countdown to the New Year at the Fleur de Lis drop at JAX Brewery and watch the spectacular fireworks show on the Mississippi River.
Cheers to the New Year with big parties and cocktails, animals and family time, or creole cuisine and a countdown kiss. However you spend your NOLA NYE, it’s sure to be one you’ll never forget! After you recover from the New Year morning, take time to explore the exotic sights of Louisiana nature on a New Orleans swamp tour or a thrilling zipline excursion through the swamp with TourBigEasy.com!