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NOLA’s 10 Best New Year's Eve Parties

07:00 December 15, 2023
By: Olivia Boudreaux

New Orleans is known for its love of big parties and finding any excuse to get together, eat, drink, and dance the night away. New Year's Eve is the perfect opportunity to do all of those things with the ones you love.

Just like other places around the world, the city has an abundance of ways to celebrate the new year, so we have put together a list of the 10 best New Year's Eve parties in New Orleans. From clubs to firework displays, we have got all of your options covered. Keep reading to see out top picks for where to spend your New Year's Eve.

Best New Year's Eve Parties in New Orleans

1. NYE Extravaganza at the Metropolitan

310 Andrew Higgins Blvd.

themetronola.com | (504) 568-1702

[The Metropolitan, Twitter]

The Metropolitan and Disco Donnie & Amps Events present New Year's Eve Extravaganza featuring KREWELLA. From December 31 at 9 p.m. to January 1 at 5 a.m., ring in the new year at one of NOLA's best dance clubs with headliner KREWELLA and other performers including MASHBIT, DJ Taf, and DJ Wixx. The extravaganza will feature three rooms of music, a balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight.

VIP tickets are available to purchase, which include "cut the line" entrance, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a VIP viewing balcony, and VIP balcony restrooms. Tickets are available to purchase now with prices ranging from $30 to $3,600.

2. Big Night New Orleans

6 Canal St.

bignightneworleans.com | (504) 881-1555

[Big Night New Orleans, Facebook]

Big Night New Orleans is back to ring in the new year and this time in a new location: The Fillmore. The party will include multiple party areas, a huge midnight celebration, party favors, and live music. Performers for this year are the Ying Yang Twins and the Soul Rebels.

VIP packages are available to buy, which include drinks, a buffet dinner, early entry, and all entertainment. Tickets are on sale now for one of the biggest parties in the city with prices ranging from $60 to $239.

3. Juvenile at the Saenger

1111 Canal St.

saengernola.com/events/juvenile | (504) 525-1052

[The Saenger Theater, Facebook]

Juvenile, a New Orleans native, will be performing at the Saenger Theater to ring in the new year and celebrate the 25th anniversary of his 400 Degreez album. Joining him on stage will be producer DJ Mannie Fresh and Juvenile's all-star band.

The show is set for 9 p.m. before the midnight celebration. Purchase your tickets, priced at $69 to $199, now so you don't miss out on this one of a kind new year's celebration.

4. Big Freedia at the Orpheum

129 Roosevelt Way

orpheumnola.net | (504) 274-4871

[The Orpheum Theater, Facebook]

Celebrate the new year with New Orleans icon Big Freedia at the Orpheum Theater. Big Freedia's New Year's Eve Bouncé Ball, with special guest Boyfriend, is one of the best ways to welcome in the new year.

The doors for this event open at 8 p.m. while the show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for this New Year's Eve Party from as low as $39 to $89.

5. House of Blues Foundation Room

225 Decatur St.

houseofblues.com/neworleans | (504) 310-4976

[House of Blues New Orleans, Facebook]

DJ Raj Smoove will be ringing in 2024 with you at the House of Blues New Orleans' Foundation Room VIP Club. Celebrate New Year's Eve with DJ Raj Smoove, who Lil Wayne has called "the greeted DJ in the world." A special NYE dinner course is available for purchase for about $100 per person.

The dinner includes tuna ceviche, wedge salad or turtle soup, BBQ shrimp, duck meatballs, duck confit, osso bucco, crawfish gnocchi, single bone pork chop, and a dessert of chocolate pot de créme. Tickets are available to purchase now.

6. Galactic at Tipitina's

501 Napoleon Ave.

tipitinas.com | (504) 895-8477

[Tipitina's, Website]

The New Orleans band Galactic will be performing at Tipitina's, one of NOLA's best music clubs, on New Year's Eve to say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024. Galactic will be joined by Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph and J & The Causeways. Galactic has been performing together for nearly 25 years, so they are sure to put on an excellent show.

The doors for this event open at 8 p.m. with the performance beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for general admission at $76 per ticket.

7. NYE Burlesque at AllWays Lounge

2240 St. Claude Ave.


[AllWays Lounge, Website]

The AllWays Lounge has three shows for you to choose from to spend your New Year's Eve at. The Smoke Show NYE is a burlesque and live music show from 7-8:30 p.m. in the lounge. Also in the lounge will be the Kapow! NYE Extravaganza, which will take place from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. This show will feature burlesque, drag performers, and variety acts with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

The third show of the night will be in the Twilight room. The Prettie Boi Presents The Count Down: A New Year's Eve Party from 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. featuring performances and champagne. Tickets to all of these parties are on sale now.

8. Brewery Saint X NYE Bash

734 Loyola Ave.

brewerysaintx.com | (504) 788-0093

[Brewery Saint X, Website]

Brewery Saint X will be hosting their all inclusive New Year's Eve Bash beginning at 9 p.m. Your purchase of a ticket gets you access to their open bar, a midnight sparkling wine toast, and yummy bites from Chef Shannon Bingham.

The unlimited bar includes drafts, casks, premium wines and spirits, and specialty cocktails. The all-you-can-eat menu will feature Devil Moon whole hog BBQ and sides, canapés, and desserts. There will also be DJs playing live so you can dance all night long. Tickets to the Brewery Saint X NYE Bash are on sale now.

9. Ace Hotel's NYE Party

600 Carondelet St.

acehotel.com | (504) 900-1180

[The Ace Hotel New Orleans, Facebook]

The Ace Hotel will be hosting Watchnight Soul Experience: Bring in Your New Year with Jamison Ross, DJ G, and DJ FTK from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Earlier in the night, listen to live music from Grammy nominated soul artist Jamison Ross.

Later in the night, enjoy music from live DJs, DJ G and DJ FTK, across multiple rooms. Tickets range in price from $25 to $400 and are on sale now.

10. Marche' NYE party on the Riverfront

914 N. Peters St.

marcheneworleans.com | (504) 586-115

[Marché New Orleans, Website]

Marché will be hosting a New Year's Eve party on the riverfront beginning at 9 p.m. Your ticket will include access to a full open bar, free-flowing champagne with a special toast at midnight, NYE party favors, and gourmet food stations with New Orleans cuisine.

Tickets cost $225 per person and are available to buy now. Celebrate the new year while enjoying the view of a spectacular riverfront fireworks display.

Celebrate the New Year in New Orleans

Start 2024 in the best way at one of the top 10 parties for New Year's Eve in New Orleans. There's something for everyone including DJ sets, soul music, fireworks, and all you can eat bar bites. You'll ring in the new year at one of the best parties in the city when you choose from our top 10 list.

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