Are you planning to say a goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 in a grand way? New Orleans is the place to be then. As the clock strikes midnight on the New Year eve, it also marks the beginning of an amazing as well as exciting night, with a brand new year ahead.

A nice time will be guaranteed here with good music, good food and some mind blowing fireworks being displayed on the river Mississippi. To celebrate some exciting moments with family and friends you can come to the Jackson Square where the party begins much before midnight, around 9 pm. You can get all the fun and excitement here with local music and check out lots of people gathering for the big moments.

Just like New York’s giant ball drop at the Times Square, here you can witness the very famous Fleur de Lis drop as the clock slowly turns 12. Thousands of people all across the world stick their eyes to the roof of 40 feet high Jax Brewery from where the beautifully decorated object is dropped just to signal that it is time to change the calendar. If you manage to stay there for some couple of minutes more, you can see the colorful extravagant fireworks launched from the barges anchored in the middle of the river.

It is indeed a visual delight for every individual. For a little more excitement, you can be at the cruise specially meant for those who want to enjoy some good food and drink along with the excitement. There are arrangements of dance and romance accompanied by dinner buffet.

Don’t forget to hit at the French Quarter, where at the Jazz playhouse; you can shake legs with your partner to welcome the New Year. Will that not be exciting enough? You can also join the party house of the River view room of the Jackson Brewery which is New Orleans answer to the Times Square of New York.

With great food and good music you get an opportunity to see the giant object drop from an elegant point of view. The New Year is also a nice time to be at the Westin at the Canal Place, where special parties are arranged for New Year eve. You can also join Tipitina’s uptown if you have a flare for funk and jazz. The houses of blues is also a nice place to be before the clock strikes 12 for the open bar and great concert.

If you are not in a mood to be among the crowd, you can look out for those several classy restaurants to spend some quality time with your family. If you want to make the New Year rocking for the kids, take your kids to the Louisiana Children’s Museum They arrange special parties for kids which they will enjoy a lot. So, once you are in New Orleans, you will surely enjoy a great New Year eve, with great food, good music, exotic drinks and happy loved ones all around you.

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