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.