New Year’s Eve is a spectacular time in the city of New Orleans. But, with so many options, you will have to figure out where you would like to watch the fireworks to ring in 2020. New Orleans is known as one of the best places to enjoy New Years because we know how to party. The French Quarter will have parties at every bar, hotel, nightclub and, of course, even on the famous Bourbon Street. Don’t worry, there is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy.
New Orleans New Year’s Events
New Year’s is an exciting time in New Orleans filled with fireworks and great parties. It is so hard to choose which one to attend so we have compiled a list of some great events for everyone to enjoy.
Fleur De Lis Drop
New Orleans is unlike any other city, so our New Year’s Eve countdown will certainly not have a ball dropping. We countdown with a large Fleur de Lis that lowers in the spotlight of professional lighting, pyrotechnics, and projection effects all coordinated to music in historic Jackson Square. You will find live musical lineup that will keep you entertained until the great fireworks show that will light up the sky over the Mississippi River. Did we mention..it is FREE! Don’t miss out on this wonderful New Year’s Eve Experience unlike anything else you will find in the world.
All of our residents will be able to participate and see just the skyline beautiful with fireworks. Mayor LaToya Cantrell, City of New Orleans
Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade
Did you think that parades are only during Mardi Gras? Not in New Orleans. The Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade features floats, bands, and other participants that will entertain everyone. The parade will begin at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Street at 2pm. The parade will travel through French Quarter up Decatur Street along the Mississippi River. This event is FREE. Click HERE to find out more.
New Orleans knows how to do BIG, especially when it comes to a big party. Big Night New Orleans takes place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on December 31, 2019, from 9pm-1:30am and features Multiple Party Areas, Several Dance Floors, Huge Band Lineup, World-Class DJ lineup, Live Burlesque Show, First Class Cuisine, Silent Disco, Casino Zone, Party Favors and Huge Midnight Celebration. Tickets start at $119.99 per person. Click HERE for more details.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise on the Creole Queen
Have you ever been aboard the Paddlewheeeler Creole Queen? Why not celebrate the New Year’s on the water with a front row seat to the Fireworks extravaganza over the Mississippi River. Enjoy fabulous Hors d’oeuvres, a huge buffet, call-brand drinks at the open bar. Dance the night away to live bands and toast to the New Year with Champagne party favors. The Cost is $189.00 per person (Taxes are included). Click HERE for more details.
New Year’s Eve Party – Royal Sonesta’s The Jazz Playhouse
We do not close out a year in New Orleans, we ring in the New Year with Music and Fun. The Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta will countdown to 2020 with a memorable evening of dancing and live entertainment from Sierra Green and the Soul Machine. Doors open at 8:30pm and the fun will wrap up around 1am following a special champagne toast at the stroke of midnight. General admission tickets are $180 and VIP tickets are $270. For more information click HERE.
New Year’s Eve at The Jaxson on the River
Do you want a front row seat to this year’s fireworks show? Then, you may want to consider the New Year’s Eve Part at the Jaxson on December 31 from 9pm – 1am. This party features Top Shelf Open Bar, Upscale Cuisine that includes food stations and passed apps, and the perfect view to the Fireworks show on the River. There will also be wonderful party favors and a Photo booth to ensure you capture the special moments on New Year’s Eve. There will also be a Champagne toast at Midnight. Tickets are $195. Find out more HERE.
New Year’s Eve Celebration – Chateau Golf & Country Club
If you don’t want to venture downtown, consider going the opposite direction to the Chateau & Country Club in Kenner. This party starts at 7pm and does not end until 2am which means you will enjoy both Dinner and Breakfast. Join your friends and family for a Dinner Buffet, Premium Open Bar, Champagne Toast, and then a Breakfast Buffet. You will also have live music by the Louisiana Spice Band. Tickets are $125 per person. Click HERE for more details.
Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Dinner – Galatoire’s Restaurant
Do you like Champagne on New Year’s Eve? How about Moet & Chandon? Come in your 1920’s attire, and join your friends at Galatoire’s for Dinner, live entertainment, dancing, open bar, and a balcony view of the famous Bourbon Street. The festivities begin a 8pm in the Galatoire’s Balcony Room. Limited seating available. Tickets are $225 per person inclusive. Click HERE for more details.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise- Steamboat Natchez
Imagine enjoying the New Year’s Eve fireworks as you travel on the Mississippi on the Steamboat Natchez…You will see the most spectacular views as you enjoy a appetizers, open bar, music and more. Boarding begins at 10:00pm until 12:30am. Tickets are $125 per person. Click HERE for more details.
New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration- The Country Club
If you are looking for a glorious sit down dinner for New Year’s, you may want to consider this celebration. The evening will begin at 5 pm with a cocktail/champagne reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. As the bottomless champagne fills glasses all night long, you will enjoy a 3 course meal, live music, and access to the pool and Crescent park for the fireworks show at midnight. Tickets are $135 per person. Click HERE for more.
New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2020 Celebration- The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Do you like the Bucktown All-Stars? Experience two floors of live entertainment from 8pm-1am that includes the Bucktown All-stars and a Live DJ. There will also be an inspiring menu, hosted bar, champagne toast and riverfront fireworks at midnight. Tickets are $220 per ticket. Click HERE to find out more.
New Year’s Eve – The Cannery
What does an open bar, gourmet food, and dancing mean…a fabulous New Year’s Party. If you choose this party, you will also enjoy a rooftop champagne toast with the Fireworks lighting the sky at midnight. Then you can cap off the night with a continental breakfast. This even has FREE, secure parking available. Tickets are $125 per person. Click HERE for more details.
DJ Soul Sister’s 17th Annual New Year’s Eve Soul Train – The Civic Theatre
Are you looking for an affordable New Year’s Eve party to enjoy this year? Come out the The Civic Theatre from 9pm-2am. The evening features DJ Soul Sister, Vintage Soul Train Projections, The Booty Patrol Dancers, and a Photo booth for entertainment. Tickets start at $30 advance/$35 day of show. But if you want the VIP treatment with Open Bar at a dedicated balcony bar, Champagne Toast at Midnight and a separate line for entry, you can choose the $125 Ticket. Click HERE for more details.
A New Year’s Eve Freak Show – The Joy Theater
Don’t miss out on a New Year’s Eve Freak Show at the Joy Theater featuring Freaks & Wonders – Big Freedia, Boyfriend & Sweet Crude. This is an all ages show that starts at 9pm. Tickets start at $30. Click HERE for more details.
Galactic New Year’s Eve – Tipitina’s Uptown
Come say farewell to this year with Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph + Southern Avenue. If you are interested in the VIP experience, you will receive food by Jacques-Imo’s, Open Bar from 9pm – Midnight, Champagne Toast, Access to VIP Side Entrance, VIP viewing, and a signed limited edition Galactic Poster and Tipitina’s Merchandise. Tickets range from $76-201. Click HERE for more details.
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza – Metropolitan New Orleans
Enjoy three rooms of music, balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight at The Metro. This year’s extravaganza features OOKAY, one of the most impressive leaders in the American dance music. You can also choose an All-Inclusive VIP Ticket that includes Premium Open Bar, Passed Hors D’oeuvres until midnight, skip the line privileges, private restroom and VIP balcony. Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $60 for VIP tickets. Click HERE for more details.
Foundation of Funk – House of Blues
What do you think of ringing in the New Year at the famous House of Blues with the Foundation of Funk: George Porter Jr & Zigaboo Modeliste +Guests. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets prices range from $47.50 until $130. Click HERE for more details.
Tab Benoit – Rock N’Bowl
Let’s Rock n’Bowl for New Year’s this year at Rock N’ Bowl with Tab Benoit. You can dance the night away to a great musician famous for his rich guitar sounds that began in the bayous of Southern Louisiana. Then, you can also try your hand at some bowling all night long. Tickets are $22. Click HERE for more details.
New Year’s Eve & Rebirth Brass Band- The Howlin’ Wolf
Ring in the year with a night of the Award Winning Rebirth Brass Band and a premium open bar. Head on down to the CBD and enjoy a night of the classic New Orleans Funk and Brass band. Doors open at 10 pm. Tickets range from $75-85 per person. Click HERE for more details.
New Year’s Eve- Stage Door Canteen
Ring in the year at the BB’s Stage Door Canteen on December 31 from 9 until 1am. Join us as Spencer Racca, Dody Piper, and the Victory Swing Orchestra with a wonderful evening of excitement. There will be complimentary Bellini, champagne toast at midnight with a midnight chocolate buffet. Dance this year away as we enter the next with sounds from the 1940s and a four course seated dinner with complimentary beer and wine. Ticket start at $184.99 for a member and $194.99 regular ticket.
Riverboat Louis Armstrong’s New Year’s Eve Gala
How about ringing in 2020 on a riverboat? Head over to the Riverboat Louis Armstrong on December 31st. The dockside events starts at 10 pm. Local drag icon Coca Mesa will present “A Starry Night” featuring an all-star cast of drag divas to count down the New Year. Opening act Swingaroux delivers big band sounds, and a DJ spins all your favorite hits to dance the night away. For food expect delicious creole cuisine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $219. For more information click HERE.
NYE 2020 / Pavilion for Tomorrow
Ring 2020 in at the Pavilion For Tomorrow at 612 Andrew Higgins Boulevard in the Warehouse Districk. Tickets start at $ 200. Of course, there will be a champagne toast with party favors at midnight with a spectacular view of the city’s breathtaking riverfront fireworks display visible from the outdoor rooftop patio. For more information and tickets click HERE.