New Orleans on New Year's Eve

New Orleans on New Year’s Eve is like a pot of gumbo on the stove – it’s hot, it’s spicy, and everyone wants a taste! And I, Karen Brem, the marketing maestro of the Historic Mardi Gras Inn, am here to dish out the details on all the fun events stirring up in the Crescent City as we countdown to the New Year. So, grab your party hats, your noisemakers, and maybe a beignet or two – let’s dive into the end-of-year extravaganza that only NOLA can throw!

Allstate Sugar Bowl: More Than Just a Game Think New Year’s in New Orleans is just about the fireworks? Honey, you’re in for a treat sweeter than a praline! The Allstate Sugar Bowl isn’t just a college football game; it’s an institution with a parade that brings more color to the streets than a King Cake brings to your taste buds. There’s music, there’s marching, and there’s merriment that could give Mardi Gras a run for its money.

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Fireworks on the Mighty Mississippi When the clock ticks close to midnight, the sky above the Mississippi River lights up brighter than the star of Bethlehem. You haven’t seen fireworks until you’ve seen them reflected on the water, with the sounds echoing through the Quarter, reminding you that yes, you’re in the most magical city on Earth.

Feasting Fit for Royalty It wouldn’t be New Year’s in New Orleans without food that makes you want to kiss the cook. From five-star feasts in the French Quarter to finger-licking street food that’ll have you dancing in line, we’ve got more delicious eats than there are beads in a Mardi Gras parade.

Live Music for Your Soul Music is the heart and soul of our city, and on New Year’s Eve, every beat pulses with the promise of new beginnings. Whether you’re jazzed about jazz, crazy for zydeco, or have a soul for rock ‘n’ roll, there’s a rhythm to get your new year rolling right here.

New Orleans on New Year's Eve

For the Little Revelers The kids aren’t forgotten in this city of festivities! The Audubon Zoo and Children’s Museum are hosting events that’ll have the kiddos partying harder than when they find out school’s out. They can make crafts, play games, and count down to noon instead of midnight because, let’s face it, bedtime waits for no celebration.

Celebrate in the Heart of It All Nestled in the French Quarter, the Historic Mardi Gras Inn offers more than just a place to lay your head after the party’s over. We’re talking clean, affordable lodging and a staff that knows New Orleans like they know the back of their hand – which is to say, very well indeed. Our prime spot means you’re just a second line away from all the action, and we promise to be the quiet in your carnival, the rest in your revelry.

So there you have it, my friends – New Year’s in New Orleans is an event not to be missed. And as for the Historic Mardi Gras Inn? We’re like that trusty old friend with an open door and a pot of coffee ready – we don’t make grand promises, but we do deliver a darn good place to stay.

Come for the fireworks, stay for the food, and revel in the music. Let the kids go wild at the zoo, and when the clock strikes twelve, make a wish for the New Year. Whatever you do, make sure you do it in New Orleans, the city that parties at the crossroads of yesterday and tomorrow.

Happy New Year, y’all – let’s make it one for the books!

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