Known for its all night parties, great music genre choices, outdoor festivities and exciting nightclubs, what better place to celebrate New Years Eve 2017 in Louisiana than in one of its diverse cities, including the spectacular city of New Orleans? New Orleans locals and visitors alike thrive on their many nightlife activities, especially on New Years Eve. The city draws an extraordinary influx of visitors on New Years Eve so anyone planning on celebrating New Years Eve in New Orleans should definitely plan ahead.
Best Parties and Fireworks
The Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino in Bossier City is the perfect place to spend New Years Eve 2015 in Louisiana. The excitement starts at 8pm with a party at the Pavilion where you can dance the night away to all your favorites. As the countdown to 2016 starts and the clock rings in the New Year, everyone will celebrate with party favors and colorful showers of confetti, followed by fireworks lighting up the sky
Another major New Years Eve in Louisiana event is Midnight in Paris at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency, the perfect place to create champagne memories Paris style at the city’s grandest NYE event. The party comes complete with all the fineries you’d expect from an upscale event of its magnitude including dining and dancing. The Hotel Monteleone is another exceptional choice and they offer a New Years Eve package that guarantees a memorable experience. The hotel package also includes a buffet dinner, open bar, dancing, plenty of champagne and party favors. From the hotel you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoor and indoor views of the crowded riverfront, count down and following ball drop, as well as the “dueling barges” gala fireworks display lighting up the sky over the Mississippi river.
Most major events and parties in New Orleans will be focused in the colorful French Quarter in the preceding stages; however later in the evening the majority of the party goers will head outdoors to view the fireworks displays. The harbour bridge is also a great focal point for the state’s most spectacular firework displays.
The biggest outdoor event in the city takes place in Jackson Square where thousands of revelers will go to ring in New Years Eve in Louisiana New Orleans style. The city celebrates by dropping the famed Baby Bacchus from the Jax Brewery’s roof top in the Quarter.
Not every New Years Eve in Louisiana event involves grown up entertainment; there are plenty of ways for the kids to celebrate as well including the Louisiana Children’s Museum which hosts a festive New Years Eve celebration complete with games and a variety of entertainment including a New Years countdown with confetti and balloon drops, and a toast with soda pop, and the kids will also have noisemakers and festive hats. The Audubon Zoo also hosts a “Noon Years Eve” special event so you’ll be able to welcome in the New Year in one of North America’s top rated Zoos. The “Noon Years Eve” event features games, prizes, live music and a sparkling apple cider toast.
Accommodations on NYE
Louisiana accommodations include the Hotel Modern and Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, the Hyatt Regency, the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, and the Springhill Suites in Bossier City. If you are planning to spend your next coming Christmas and New Year in the United States, early hotel booking is highly recommended.