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NOLA New Year's Eve

December 1 2017 | News

End the Year in New Orleans, One of Trip Savvy’s 2017 Top Seven “Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve.”

The arrival of 2018 means something special to people who love New Orleans – it marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of our city. Instead of staying home this year and watching the ball drop on TV, why not join us in the French Quarter for the kick off of our Centennial year celebration – New Year’s Eve! When you stay at one of the boutique hotels in the French Quarter Collection, you won’t have to worry about having a designated driver. There are parties within walking distance in every direction. Check out what’s going on in the Vieux Carré.

Crescent City Countdown

Say goodbye to 2017 with live music, a fleur-de-lis drop at midnight, and a spectacular fireworks show in Jackson Square. You might just see celebrities from Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest (they’ll be celebrating the arrival of the New Year in the Central Time Zone here).

New Year’s Eve Parade

If you missed the Krewe of Jingle parade this year, fear not – you still have a chance to catch some throws  at The Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade in the French Quarter on New Year’s Eve. The good times begin rolling at 3:30 p.m.

New Year's Eve Extravaganza on the Steamboat Natchez

Get a great view of the fireworks show from the Steamboat NATCHEZ, which offers a festive buffet dinner, open bar and a live dance band. Learn more.

New Year’s Eve on Bourbon Street

As you might expect, Bourbon Street is wall-to-wall people on New Year’s Eve with live music and libations. Come be a part of one of the biggest parties in the country on December 31st.

House of Blues

Every year, the House of Blues has a great concert and an open bar for New Year's Eve. Check out what’s planned for this year here.

Hall Lang Syne

For authentic New Orleans jazz, get your tickets to Hall Lang Syne, the party at Preservation Hall. Years from now you’ll remember the New Year you spent on this hallowed ground in the birthplace of jazz. Learn more.

Party for Two

If it’s romance you’re looking for on New Year’s Eve, what could be better than spending the night in the French Quarter at one of our boutique hotels and dining in Bistreaux, Angeline or another renowned New Orleans restaurant? View a list of French Quarter restaurants here.

Where to Lay Your Head

Even if you party all night, you’re going to need a place to dress, shower and rest up. You can’t go wrong with any of the five hotels that make up the French Quarter Hotel Collection – the Maison Dupuy, Hotel Provincial, Le Richelieu, French Market Inn and Hotel St. Marie. Start planning New Year’s Eve 2018 today. Book now @


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