New Year's in New Orleans

December 30 2014 | Holidays

With so many events during and surrounding New Year’s Eve, it’s no surprise New Orleans is consistently ranked one of the best places to ring in the New Year.

Here’s a look at the events New Year’s week in New Orleans. 


The Bistreaux

Our delicious onsite restaurant will be open New Year’s Eve for our normal hours. Dinner will be 5:00-10:00 p.m. with live music from the Ted Long Trio from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Our bar will remain open till midnight or later.

On New Year’s Day, we’re celebrating the Allstate Sugar Bowl! We’ll be serving breakfast until noon, and our lunch menu will be served from Noon-10:00 p.m.  The kitchen will have two special menu items for the day:  Buffalo Wings and Corned Beef & Cabbage. We’ll also feature specialty drinks for each team.

Crescent City Countdown

If mild temperatures, live music, fireworks over the river, and a Fleur de Lis drop at midnight sounds perfect, Crescent City Countdown is the place for you. The fun festivities kick off at 9:30 p.m. at the Decatur Street City Stage with a performance by Sam’s Funky Nation.  

Allstate Sugar Bowl

This year it looks like a great college football game with Alabama taking on Oklahoma at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, January 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Beyond the game, there’s the Fan Fest on December 30 and 31 from Noon until 8 p.m.  There will be live music and more!

Before the game, there’s the official tailgating with the Fan Jam in Champions Square. There will be food, games, music and appearances by both schools’ bands and cheerleaders.

And More

Beyond that, bars, clubs and music venues across the French Quarter, C.B.D. and Marigny have special evenings planned. Some require reservations, some have package deals including food and drink, all will make for great places to ring in the New Year.

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