From Jackson Square to the Creole Queen, it’s time to party like it’s 2016! Before the magnificent fireworks show over the Mississippi River, join revelers at one of the many New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place on December 31 all just steps from our French Quarter hotel. Book now and join us as we say farewell to 2015!

New Orleans New Year's Eve 2013 Fireworks

New Orleans New Year’s Eve fireworks booming over the Mississippi River.

Riverboat Fireworks Cruises

There’s no better way to experience the dazzling fireworks show over the Mississippi River than to be on the river yourself! Both the Steamboat Natchez and Creole Queen will be operating from the docks of New Orleans before, during, and shortly after the fireworks celebrations. Dress in your holiday best and enjoy scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, open bar, champagne toast, and a DJ. Not to mention the breathtaking city views. It’s the ultimate New Years in New Orleans celebration.

Jax Brewery Fleur-De-Lis Drop

New York may have their regular ol’ ball drop, but New Orleans likes to put a funky twist on things by providing a 25-foot fleur-de-lis drop on the roof of Jax Brewery. Begin the evening at the Decatur Street City Stage with live music by Luke Winslow King at 9 p.m. followed by Cyril Neville’s Swamp Funk with special guest Big Chief Monk Boudreaux at 10:45 p.m.  Then countdown to 2016 as the giant fleur-de-lis descends from the top of Jax Brewery Condominiums as the “Symphony in the Sky” begins with fireworks over the Mighty Mississippi. After the show, follow the crowds to Bourbon Street and keep the party going long after midnight.

Live Music & Entertainment 

Ring in 2016 at some of the city’s best music venues. Do it big with Dj Soul Sister as she hosts her 13th annual New Year’s Eve party at One Eyed Jacks. Grab your tickets online or pay when you get there. Doors open at 10 p.m. for adults 21 and over.

A few doors down from Bienville House you can spend your New Year’s Eve with Better than Ezra plus Nawas at the House of Blues. Choose from the Show is for guests ages 21 and older. Doors open at 9 p.m. and entertainment starts at 10 p.m.