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New Year's Eve 2013
New Year's Eve 2013

New Year's Eve in New Orleans

Welcome to the vibrant city of New Orleans, where New Year's Eve is a celebration unlike any other. As always, we are thrilled to guide you through the best ways to spend this memorable night in the Crescent City. From lively parties in Jackson Square to exquisite dining experiences, and thrilling live music performances to family-friendly events, New Orleans offers something for everyone to ring in the New Year with joy and excitement.

So, whether you're a local looking for new experiences or a visitor seeking a truly unforgettable celebration, let us be your ultimate guide to spending New Year's Eve in New Orleans. Get ready to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and start the year on a high note in this vibrant city.

Cheryl Gerber
New Year's Eve 2014


Get ready for the biggest party in the city at Jackson Square! The Quarter is bursting with festive partygoers, eagerly counting down the seconds until the New Year arrives with the Fleur De Lis drop.

Not a fan of outdoor celebrations and big crowds? No worries! Make a reservation at one of the city's fantastic restaurants and celebrate the evening with delectable meals and, of course, plenty of bubbly. Many restaurants offer special deals and packages for the night, so be sure to check ahead and secure the perfect night for you, your loved ones, and your friends. Check out our list of restaurants open for New Year's Eve.
Vue Orleans

Experience New Year's Eve like never before at Vue Orleans, perched atop the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans. This year, join the party 34 floors above the Mississippi River for an unparalleled bird’s-eye view of the New Orleans fireworks, along with adult beverages, light appetizers, DJ music, and a champagne toast at midnight. The celebration kicks off at 10 p.m. Tickets are limited, and you must be 21 to purchase and attend.


Craving live music? Discover the hottest shows in town! New Year's concerts are more than just performances – many offer mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres and open bars for a flat cover fee. Legendary venues like Tipitina’s, The Orpheum Theater, and the House of Blues are known for throwing unforgettable festivities. But don't overlook the smaller, intimate bars and clubs that also showcase incredible entertainment. Frenchmen Street is a must-visit destination for dancing the night away, with NYE concerts at Blue Nile, The Maison, and several others. When planning your trip, make sure to check out the lineup and availability of tickets, as some venues sell out before the big night.

This year, Big Night New Orleans is taking place at The Fillmore. Get ready to bounce to the music of the Ying Yang Twins and The Soul Rebels, while being mesmerized by the tantalizing burlesque performances of Inferno Burlesque, featuring local icons of the stage like Mz Juno, Angie Z, and Jezebelly.


For an unforgettable NYE experience filled with dancing, DJs, laser shows, and drag cabaret, head to the 800 block of Bourbon Street for the LGBTQ parties.

If you prefer a more laid-back atmosphere, Mag's 940 and the Friendly Bar are excellent options.

And if you're up for a special treat, don't miss The Countdown: A New Year's Eve Burlesque Show! hosted by Eddie Lockwood and The Great Dane!


Looking for a celebration that the whole family can enjoy? There are plenty of fun options for kids – and the young at heart. The Louisiana Children's Museum hosts an annual "Noon Year's Eve" event, featuring games, entertainment, and a New Year's countdown complete with balloon and confetti drops, as well as a soda-pop toast. Festive hats and noisemakers are provided to make this daytime celebration extra special.

Whether you prefer fancy cocktail attire or comfy blue jeans, celebrating with your closest friends and relatives or mingling in a crowd of new faces, the perfect evening awaits you in New Orleans.