Ringing in the New Year in New Orleans? New Orleans is home to plenty of activities for those looking to ring in the New Year. For those looking to dine, drink, or dance, check out some events and where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New Orleans.
Music | Dancing | Partying
Ace Hotel with Sweet Crude, DJ G, and GrooveKidd | GET TICKETS The Ace Hotel is ringing in the New Year with a multi-room jamboree. In Three Keys, pop band Sweet Crude; DJ G, deemed the New Orleans renaissance man, follows with an open format dance party in the Lobby from 12am-2am. Through the gallery and into the foyer of Barnett Hall GrooveKidd is bridging the gap between old and new to keep you moving until 2am.
big night new orleans | Get tickets Celebrate Big Night New Orleans and their 10 year anniversary with musical performances from Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas, Choppa, PRETTY NA$TY and more at Mardi Gras World! Two ticket options available: General Admission which includes open bar, full access to each of the main stages and silent disco and a 9pm entry, or VIP with an exclusive VIP area in the Mardi Gras World Mansion, VIP mezzanine, buffet dinner, and top-shelf open bar.
billy strings at the uno lakefront arena | GET TICKETS Get ready New Orleans as Grammy Award Winning artist Billy Strings is performing for 2 nights at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Friday, December 30th and Saturday, December 31st!
flux pavillion at republic nola | get tickets Over the course of a decade, Flux Pavillion has been at the top of the bass music scene. After seeing Rusko in a club “jumping around wearing a big cardboard hat shaped like a bird playing the most outrageous music,” Flux was designed to rise, first to the top of the dubstep scene and then to the peak of electronic music.
Fulton Alley | make a reservation Fulton Alley will open its doors early on NYE (10:30 am- 1:00 am) for those interested in watching the game on the venue’s many big screen TVS (they even have TVs over each bowing lane for guests who want some added competition!). For those not wanting to put on bowling shoes, Fulton has plenty indoor and outdoor lounge space with arcade games, bar service and a full food menu to keep the game-watching party going. The venue will also stay open until Midnight and give a complimentary champagne toast for those counting down Fulton-style.
Galactic New Year’s Eve at tipitina’s | GET TICKETS Galactic New Year’s Eve 2023 featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph of Tank and the Bangas and Pimps of Joytime! General admission and VIP tickets available; VIP tickets include food by Jacques-Imo’s, open bar from 9pm Until Midnight, and more.
Studio 504 with Pure Intentions at a Secret Location + The Rabbit Hole | GET TICKETS Studio 504 returns in 2023 at a secret location. Start & end your evening at Rabbit Hole, then be transported by party bus to a secret location with music by The Budz Band, Kelly Green, & dr. Romance to ring in the new year.
cnn’s don lemon hosts nye countdown at the howlin’ wolf Joined by special guests Mannie Fresh & the Hot 8 Brass Band, ring in the new year at Howlin’ Wolf starting at 10pm.
Eating & Drinking
brunch or dinner at tujague’s | make a reservation Welcome the new year in the Crescent City’s second oldest restaurant, Tujague’s. Priced at $90 per person (excluding tax + gratuity), the festive four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Gus Martin will be offered from 5PM – 10:30PM. Selections include Duck and Mushroom Gumbo, Grilled Filet Mignon, Pan Seared Maple Leaf Duck Breast, and more. View the menu here. To make a reservation, call 504-525-8676.
Hoppy Brew Year at Zony Mash Beer Project | Get tickets & learn more Craft Comedy is bringing you an incredible night of beer, music, comedy, and burlesque at Zony Mash Beer Project! The evening entertainment includes Live Music by Sansho, Stand up Comedy by 7 different comedians, and burlesque by Xena Zeitgeist. General Admission, VIP, all access and table reservations are available.
New Year’s across the continent at addis nola | learn more If you are looking for a unique experience to ring in the New Year, head over to Addis NOLA, for New Year’s Across the Continent. Available 5PM-10PM guests can enjoy specialty dishes including Nigerian staples and the national dish of Angola, as well as a bean roasting ritual on the new restaurant’s coffee ceremony stage. For reservations and additional information, please call (504) 218-5321.
dinner at mister mao | make a reservation Chef/Owner Sophina Uong and partner William “Wildcat” Greenwell for New Year’s Eve 2022: A Tribute to House of Prime Rib at Mister Mao. They are offering guests a festive, four-course prix fixe featuring inventive, bold and flavorful “inauthentic” cuisine priced at $85 per person. Seatings available at 6pm and 9pm.
brunch or dinner at couvant | make a reservation Couvant will have two different menu and seating options for New Year’s Eve with the first from 5:30pm – 6:30pm and second at 8:30pm. The first menu includes a selection of favorites from Couvant’s dinner menu including the blue crab gnocchi, dry-aged duck, crispy skin Gulf fish, cote de bouef for two and more – three courses; final menu of the evening starting at $125/person with optional wine pairings featuring a luxurious five-course meal with entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Dishes include Black Truffle Braised Artichokes, Dry Aged Steak and more.
“noon year’s eve” at louisiana children’s museum | get tickets Families: celebrate the New Year from 9:30am – 2pm at LCM in City Park with confetti and bubbles and To Be Continued brass band! Sold out for non-LCM members.
crescent city countdown fireworks show | FREE The traditional NOLA New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks display returns! The spectacular fireworks display along the historic New Orleans Riverfront in downtown New Orleans can be seen from the East and West Banks of the Mississippi River from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to Crescent Park at the French Market.
And the next day…
morflo records presents: NYE late night afterparty at the howlin’ wolf | get tickets Starting at 2:30am, this is for the late-night owls searching for the after-after-party with DJs Smoakland & Rakket. $25 at the door.
Club Nouveau’s New Year’s Day at the rabbit hole | get tickets If you didn’t party hard enough on New Year’s Eve or you’re looking to keep it going, kicking off at 1pm enjoy 9 different New Orleans DJs including Eden b2b Ephemera, Kelly Green, Nice Rack, Tristan Dufrene, Father Figure & more.
recovery brunch at commons club | make a reservation Commons Club is inviting guests to a Recovery Brunch, offered on New Year’s Day (January 1st) from 9AM – 2PM with vinyl selects from DJ Seprock. Learn more about the Brunch menu at Commons Club.
walk of shame brunch at mister mao | Learn more Mister Mao will kick off 2023 with an a la carte Walk of Shame Brunch featuring the return of the Here Comes the Chuck Wagon – Mister Mao’s famed dim sum push cart. “You win some, you dim sum!” says Chef/Owner Sophina Uong. With three seatings at 12PM, 2PM and 4PM, the restaurant will offer an array of Chinese Dim Sum, available off the menu. Reservations suggested.