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Six Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

15:00 December 22, 2021
By: Staff

First, grab the family and head downtown next Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. for the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve Parade. This Mardi Gras-style parade will feature university and high school marching bands, themed floats with throws, and much more. allstatesugarbowl.org

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Speaking of parades, Harrah's New Orleans is celebrating inside the casino with a Tribute to New Orleans featuring James Andrews, Mardi Gras Indians, a mini-float, and more. Guests are welcome to partake in the fun as well as win a share of $25,000. 228 Poydras St., 800-427-7247, facebook.com/HarrahsNewOrleans

Next, live music fans won't want to miss Big Night New Orleans at The Hyatt Regency. Headliners include Big Freedia and Tank & The Bangas, while the Brass-a-Holics will also perform. There'll also be a burlesque show and even an appearance by the 610 Stompers! 601 Loyola Ave., 504-561-1234, bignightneworleans.com

Looking for a great New Year's Eve get-away that's just up I-10? Then don't miss the 2022 Red Stick Revelry in downtown Baton Rouge. The party starts at 8 p.m. and includes live music, two all-new laser light shows, and fireworks at midnight. redstickrevelry.com

Get ready to dance the night away next Friday night at the Metropolitan in the Warehouse District. Enjoy three rooms of music, a balloon drop, and headliners Tritonal, as well as local DJ Mannie Fresh, and others. There'll also be a champagne toast at midnight! 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 504-568-1702, themetronola.com

Great Louisiana music can be found on New Year's Eve with Tab Benoit's Swampland Jam at the House of Blues. Expect to see great local musicians joining on stage for a memorable show. Make dinner reservations for before the concert for a complete night out. 225 Decatur St., houseofblues.com

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