Crescent City Countdown
Usher in 2016 New Orleans Style!
Live New Orleans Music
Unique fleur-de-lis drop
Midnight Fireworks over the Mississippi

Crescent City Countdown Club to Welcome in 2016 as Only New Orleans Can!

With another year of generous community support, our spirited city can welcome 2016 with live New Orleans music, a unique fleur de lis drop, and the midnight fireworks display over the Mighty Mississippi River. The celebration begins at the Decatur Street City Stage with a performance by Sam's Funcky Nation from 9:30 to 10:15 p.m. Terrance Simien + the Zydeco Experience will follow at 10:45 to 11:45 p.m. After that time we will count down together to midnight to launch the fleur de lis drop and the fireworks Symphony in the Sky to welcome .

Watch as the 8-foot tall by 5-foot wide two-dimensional fleur de lis descends a 25-foot pole atop Jax Brewery Condominiums to launch the exquisite Symphony in the Sky. Made of plywood with weather-treated cloth stretched over the frame, the fleur de lis a symbol of New Orleans’ courage, is adorned with aluminum ribbons and LED lights, making it easier to view from both sides. A 6-foot high by 4-foot wide “New Year” board will light up with two hundred 25-watt clear bulbs announcing the official arrival of the new year.

Baby New Year

Baby New Year
Image Courtesy of Frank Stansbury

"There is no better time to live in and visit New Orleans,"
said Mark Romig, President and CEO of NOTMC.

Simulcast live on Magic 101.9 FM and WWL AM and FM and, the NOLA New Year’s Eve celebration will be enjoyed in more than 38 states across the U.S. and on the worldwide web. At the stroke of midnight, the fireworks display will illuminate the sky and be choreographed to soulful New Orleans music. Also included will be the fight songs of our visiting Sugar Bowl teams. As the Alabama and Ohio State fight songs play, the sky will light up in the teams’ colors!

The Crescent City Countdown Club is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization formed after Hurricane Katrina exclusively to preserve and produce New Orleans’ traditional New Year’s Eve festivities in the French Quarter. “A NOLA New Year’s Eve is truly a community effort and a tribute to the big hearts and resilient souls of the people of New Orleans,” says CCCC Treasurer Adrienne Thomas. “Without sponsorships from dedicated community businesses, there could be no New Year’s Eve celebration here.”

Dine in the French Quarter and then join us at the Decatur Street Stage at Jackson Square:

  • Sam’s Funky Nation from 9:30 to 10:15 p.m.
  • Terrance Simien + the Zydeco Experience 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
  • Midnight Countdown, Fleur de lis drop, fireworks over the Mississippi River 11:45 - ? .

For sponsorship and more information about the fireworks show and fleur de lis drop please call (985) 630-4604.

A NOLA New Year’s Eve

produced by:
Crescent City Countdown

Presented by:


Sponsored by:

French Quarter Festivals, Inc New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation Allstate Sugar Bowl

With support from:

Convention and Visitor Bureau Budweiser

With funding from:

  • The Berger Company
  • French Quarter Business Association
  • Garage at Canal Place
  • Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association
  • JAX Parking
  • New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc.
  • New Orleans School of Cooking
  • The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
  • Pat O’Brien’s Bar
  • Riverview Room
  • The Shops at Canal Place
  • The Shops at JAX Brewery
  • Steamboat Natchez
  • The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

Special thanks to: WWL AM and FM and MAGIC 101.9

And also to:

  • Lawrence & Associates
  • Brent Silva, CPA
  • Earl & Michelle Weber
  • Home Team Productions
  • Jax Brewery Condominiums
  • The Sound Source

And a standing ovation for:

New Orleans Police Department New Orleans Fire Department <strong>ooooooo</strong>
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