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New Years in NOLA


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My cruise gets back to port on NYE, so the wife and I decided to spend a few extra days in NOLA and have some fun. I'm sure there's plenty a wild party to be had in town, but I'm looking for something more low key. Is it like NY where restaurants are already booked for NYE parties months in advance? Or is everything shut down in the city and we'll be walking around with completely empty streets on Jan 1?


I found this http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/seasonal/newyears.html but it's not exactly chock full of info.


Any insight or suggestions is appreciated.

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It is a great party, regardless of how you decide to celebrate it.


Bourbon Street will be packed, as usual. The rest of the Quarter, especially around Jackson Square with its live music, will be crowded, but you can still move around. There is a Time Squire-like drop of a Mardi Gras baby at Jax Brewery (it is no longer a brewery) and fireworks along the river.


All the restaurants will be open, but book reservations as soon as they are accepted, usually late Fall. some have fixed-price menus, others do not.


The music clubs will be rocking. You can see a list of performers a week or so ahead of time here:




More restaurant info can be found here:




The party will still be going on when the sun comes up on 1/2/19.

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