Crescent City Countdown
Usher in 2014 New Orleans Style!
Live New Orleans Music
Unique fleur-de-lis drop
Midnight Fireworks over the Mississippi

A Fleur de Lis and a Flurry of Fireworks Usher in the New Year with New Orleans Flair!

With another year of generous community support, our spirited city can welcome 2014 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 Eric Lindell from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Honey Island Swamp Band will follow at 10:30 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 2014.

Watch as the newly renovated 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. The lovable 6-foot tall “Baby New Year,” wearing a purple and gold diaper, will again be perched on the corner of the JAX rooftop for all to see. “Born” in 2000, Baby New Year has a styrofoam interior and was found floating in the Barth Brothers’ den where he survived Hurricane Katrina. Baby New Year still boasts his Saints helmet, added the year the Saints played in (and won!) the Super Bowl.


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 WWL.com, 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 Oklahoma 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:

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Eric Lindell
  • 10:30 - 11:45 Honey Island Swamp Band
  • 11:45 - ? Midnight Countdown, Fleur de lis drop, fireworks over the Mississippi River.

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 2014

produced by:
Crescent City Countdown
in partnership with: New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation

Presented by:


Chevron

Sponsored by:

French Quarter Festivals, Inc New Orleans Musical Legends, Inc. Acme

With support from:

JAX Brewery Parking at JAX Brewery Shops at Canal Place Convention and Visitor Bureau

and:

Allstate Sugar Bowl Capital One Bank Harrah's CH2MHill Logo Emeril's

With funding from:

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

Special thanks to:

ExperienceNewOrleans.com WWL AM and FM and WWL.com MAGIC 101.9

And also to:

  • Lawrence & Associates
  • Brent Silva, CPA
  • Earl & Michelle Weber

And a standing ovation for:

Mitch Landrieu Mayor New Orleans Police Department New Orleans Fire Department <strong>ooooooo</strong> Parks & Parkways