New Year's Eve Celebrations in New Orleans
It’s always a good time in New Orleans, but to ring in the New Year the city turns it up a notch which makes it the ideal destination. Whether you’re visiting for the Allstate Sugar Bowl or a local looking for something new to do, we’ve curated a list of exciting events for New Year’s Eve that cater to all interests.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl (Caesars Superdome). New Orleans is proud to host The Allstate Sugar Bowl, but this year it is even more special since it is a College Football Playoff game. Texas and Washington State will meet on January 1st at 7:45 PM to battle it out for the chance to play in the College Football Playoff Championship game. Prior to the game, ticket holders are invited to attend Tailgate Town, the official pregame party with food, entertainment, and interactive games, in Champions Square at the Caesars Superdome. The official Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve parade starts at 2:30 PM on December 31st, where it will go through the French Quarter along the Mississippi River and end on Canal Street. Buy tickets to the game here.
Southern Hotel (428 Easton Boston Street). If you are looking for an escape from New Orleans this New Year’s, take the 45 minute drive across the Causeway to the Southern Hotel and make a night of it. The Gloriette will be open from 5 PM to 9 PM, book a table here. Groovy 7 is also performing in the courtyard from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM, the tickets include premium bar and late night food. There is also a pinecone drop and champagne toast at midnight! Buy your tickets here.
The Windsor Court (300 Gravier Street). Ring in the New Year with a delicious four-course feast at The Grill Room at The Windsor Court. $130 per person plus tax and gratuity and an added $75 per person for Wine Pairings. Make a reservation here or by calling 504.522.1994.
The Chloe (4125 St. Charles Ave). Start the New Year in style with The Chloe where you can indulge in a Caviar, Champagne, and Fried Chicken feast. The Chloe’s Lounge will transform into an opulent experience where you can enjoy the finest caviar, bottomless Champagne, fried chicken bites, and pimento cheese gougeres. Party outfits are encouraged and the celebration goes from 6 PM to 9 PM. Must be 21 or older to attend, tickets are $120 each. Book your spot here.
Justine (225 Chartres Street). Start your night off in the French Quarter with food as delicious as you’d expect from James Beard Award winner Justin Devillier. The ambiance is perfect for a night of celebration. Book your table here.
The Bower (1320 Magazine Street). The Bower is offering a four course menu that is sure to please everyone, add in their delicious cocktails crafted by beverage director Mickey Mullins and it’s the perfect night. The dinner is $95 plus tax and gratuity, and you can reserve your table here.
Ralph’s on the Park (900 City Park Avenue). Start the celebrations early with a three course brunch at Ralph’s on the Park. With steak and eggs and a slice of chocolate doberge on the menu, this is the perfect place to start your December 31st. Book your table here or by calling 504.488.1000.
Tujague’s Restaurant (429 Decatur Street). Tujague’s is offering a four course menu for dinner to celebrate the transition from 2023 to 2024. Private rooms are available and the last seating is at 10 PM. The dinner is $90 per person plus gratuity and tax, you can reserve your table here.
Saenger Theatre (1111 Canal Street). Juvenile presents the 25th anniversary of his best-selling quadruple platinum album, 400 Degreez featuring Mannie Fresh and a live band for a special New Year’s Eve celebration. The event begins at 9 PM and you can purchase your tickets here.
For other live performances, consult with WWOZ.
Where to Watch Fireworks
Vue Orleans (2 Canal Street). Ring in the new year 34 floors above New Orleans at Vue Orleans, the city’s tallest entertainment venue located in the Four Seasons. Guests will have a bird’s-eye view of New Orleans’s fireworks show with the 360 degrees of city views. The celebration includes adult beverage, a champagne toast at midnight, passed hors d’oeuvres from The Four Seasons, and music provided by DJ Bamban Belongé. The celebration begins at 10 PM and lasts until 1 AM, you must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are available for $300 + tax per person and you can purchase them here.