New Orleans is one of the best cities in the country, and even the world, to spend New Year’s Eve. There is something to do for everyone, no matter your age or activity preference. Besides these special events, all of New Orleans’ best restaurants and lounges will be open for New Year’s Eve dining and entertainment.
New Year’s Eve Events in New Orleans
Zoo Year’s Eve – Ring in the New Year with the whole family during the day at Zoo Year’s Eve at the Audubon Zoo! From 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., there will be music, games and prizes. There will be a countdown to noon with party hats and noise makers, plus non-alcoholic drinks provided by Pepsi for toasting and a sing along of “Auld Lang Syne.” Following will be live music by the Imagination Movers. Admission is free for Audubon Zoo members or comes with regular Zoo admission.
Fleur de Lis Drop – Come out for the annual Crescent City Countdown and see the fleur de lis drop at the Jax Brewery. Right after the fleur de lis drop, enjoy the grand Symphony in the Sky fireworks. Leading up to the midnight celebration, Jackson Square will hold a party of its own with live music including Brassaholics from 9:00 – 9:45 p.m., Mia Borders from 10:00 – 10:40 p.m. and Bonerama from 11:00 – 11:40 p.m.
Music – It wouldn’t be a New Orleans celebration without some amazing live music, and you can expect some of the best New Orleans has to offer on New Year’s Eve. Local funk favorites Galactic will return to Tipitina’s for their annual New Year’s Eve show and energetic young rockers The Revivalists will be performing at the beautiful newly renovated Civic Theatre. Start the New Year off with some great live music!
If you’re a resident of 1st Lake’s apartments in Kenner, Metairie or River Ridge, you’re right next door to these awesome New Year’s Eve celebrations!