NOLA New Year's Eve

New Orleans is known for its revelry, and New Year's Eve is a perfect opportunity to celebrate new beginnings in the place that care forgot! We will kiss 2011 goodbye and welcome 2012 with live music, a fleur de lis drop and a midnight fireworks display over the Mississippi River.

The City of New Orleans paired up with the Crescent City Countdown to host a night on the town that will leave everyone dancing in the street. With performances by the Lagniappe Brass Band, My Name Is John Michael, Shamar Allen and the Underdogs, we will be groovin' up to the countdown. When the clock strikes midnight, the newly- renovated, eight foot tall, two-dimensional fleur de lis dropping from the top of Jax Brewery Condominiums will be the sight to see, along with the lighting of the "New Year" board, a gigantic 2-0-1-2 made out of clear light bulbs announcing the New Year. A fireworks display will light up the sky and will explode in choreography to New Orleans music. Also, look up when you hear the fight songs of Virginia Tech and Michigan, Allstate Sugar Bowl teams, and Alabama and LSU, BCS Championship teams, to see the team's colors in fireworks!

New Orleans' own six-foot tall Baby New Year will attend the party, dressed in his usual attire: a purple and gold diaper, Saints helmet, flanked by an LSU flag and a Hornets flag! The New Year's Eve celebration begins at 9:00 p.m. on the Decatur Street City Stage in front of Jackson Square.

Experience why Travel + Leisure named New Orleans the number one urban destination in the country for New Year's Eve in 2010 and the second favorite in 2011.

Start your 2012 off the right way and Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez with us!

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Fireworks Over New Orleans

Fireworks Over New Orleans

NOLA New Years Eve Party

NOLA New Years Eve Tradition