10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Louisiana

There’s nothing quite like a Louisiana party. Whether you’re celebrating big in the French Quarter or prefer something a little cozier in Shreveport, the Bayou State runs the gamut when it comes to NYE parties. So what are you waiting for? Start making your plans. Here are the 10 best New Year’s Eve events in the state. 

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, New Orleans, LA

This epic New Year’s Eve party is a fan-favorite each year, with viewers across the country counting down as they watch it live. Happening at Jax Brewery, this free event features live music, fireworks, and the traditional drop of New Orleans’ fleur de lis. It just doesn’t get any better than this star-studded event!

Zoo Year Eve, New Orleans, LA

Start your New Year’s Eve off right and still have time to party that night! This morning/afternoon soiree is perfect for families, couples, and anyone who wants to have good, clean fun. Music, games, prizes, and a trip around the zoo will keep you entertained until the countdown to noon. 

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Ring in the Revelry, New Orleans, LA

Landry’s Seafood House in the French Quarter is turning into an epic New Year’s Eve bash you’ll want to be a part of. Their locale offers some of the best views of the annual fireworks show. Plus, you can take advantage of a sweeping dinner buffet, premium open bar, midnight champagne toast, and all your favorite music. Tickets start at $175, but that includes all the food, drinks, and fun you need to get the party going.

Party Like It’s 1999, Shreveport, LA

318 Infused Cigar and Spirits Lounge is throwing it WAY back this New Year’s Eve! This semi-formal event includes party favors, champagne, food, and all the fun you can handle. Doors open at 8, and you won’t want to miss a minute!

Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve, Central, LA

Landry’s Seafood House in the French Quarter is turning into an epic New Year’s Eve bash you’ll want to be a part of. Their locale offers some of the best views of the annual fireworks show. Plus, you can take advantage of a sweeping dinner buffet, premium open bar, midnight champagne toast, and all your favorite music. Tickets start at $175, but that includes all the food, drinks, and fun you need to get the party going.

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Murder Mystery Party at Bourbon Street Balcony, New Orleans, LA

This stunning event venue has all the best features of New Orleans: the iconic French Quarter balcony, sweeping views of Bourbon Street, and plenty of room to party! On NYE, the venue turns into a murder mystery theater, putting guests right in the middle of it and relying on you to solve the case. An open bar, traditional New Year’s fare, champagne toast, and other must-haves are included with every ticket. Space is extremely limited, so you’ll want to book early!

Tsunami New Year's Eve Rooftop Extravaganza, Baton Rouge, LA

This elevated affair will be one for the history books! A DJ, photo booth, food buffet, sushi stations, meat carving station, two bars, and a midnight toast make this the hottest party in town. Plus, it’s all going down on the rooftop, so you can expect awesome views of the city and nearby river. 

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The Secret Garden New Year’s Eve Celebration, New Orleans, LA

The new NOPSI Hotel is no stranger to lavish affairs, but this is one you won’t want to miss. Multiple levels of partying give you something to do all night long. Food, drinks, and live music are included in VIP tickets, so you have everything you need within arm’s reach to make this a night to remember. 

Ringing In the New Year on the River, Baton Rouge, LA

Hosted at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, this semi-formal affair has all the glitz and glamour a New Year’s Eve celebration should have. You’ll have the best views of the glimmering Mississippi River and the traditional fireworks show. Food, two complimentary drinks, a champagne toast, and discounted room rates are included with every ticket.

NYE at The Trademark, Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge’s amazing event space is hosting one of the wildest parties of the year. Hosted by E!’s Shannon Ford and featuring live music and a DJ, you can dance the night away, indulge in a midnight breakfast buffet, and bid 2018 farewell in style. 

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