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Press Release

Crescent City Countdown Club


CONTACT: Debra L. Bresler
DATE: December 12, 2022 (985) 630-4604

Welcome 2023 with the NOLA New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show

Welcome 2023 with the traditional NOLA New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks display, the backdrop for all of the exciting New Year's festivities in our great city! Produced by the Crescent City Countdown Club in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy and the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund, this internationally acclaimed tradition is a community project made possible by New Orleans & Company, with Allstate Sugar Bowl, The Berger & Tiller Families, French Quarter Festivals, Inc., J & M Displays, WWL 870AM/105.3FM,, Magic 101.9, and 23 dedicated community sponsors.

The spectacular fireworks display along the historic New Orleans Riverfront in downtown New Orleans can be seen from the East and West Banks of the Mississippi River from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to Crescent Park at the French Market. At the stroke of midnight an intense
barrage of colors—including team colors of the Allstate Sugar Bowl contenders, University of Alabama and Kansas State—will light up the dark sky! The extraordinary display will feature ten-inch shells that travel 1,000 feet high, then break out across a 1,000-foot span over the Mighty Mississippi. The fireworks show will be streamed live on and WWL Radio Facebook.

Start your New Year’s celebration early with Allstate Sugar Bowl Parade, which will roll on Friday, December 30, in the French Quarter. On Saturday, December 31, catch the 89th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic with kickoff at 11 a.m. Then head to the French Quarter for the greatly anticipated NOLA New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks show!

The Crescent City Countdown Club is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization officially formed in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina exclusively to preserve and produce New Orleans’ traditional New Year’s Eve festivities in the French Quarter.  "We are so very grateful to all of our dedicated sponsors who embrace this community project and have enabled us to produce this treasured tradition for more than two decades," says CCCC Secretary/Treasurer Adrienne Thomas.  "We truly could not do it without huge community support!" 

For more information and special offers from our sponsors, log on to  Be sure to click the link to hear the music choreographed to the fireworks show. For more information about the Allstate Sugar Bowl festivities, visit






A NOLA New Year’s Eve 2022

A Community Project

produced by the Crescent City Countdown Club

in partnership with the

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy & NOTCF


Presented by

New Orleans & Company

Allstate Sugar Bowl

The Berger & Tiller Families

French Quarter Festivals Inc.

J & M Displays

WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM ⁓ ⁓ Magic 101.9 FM


Sponsored by

Downtown Development District

French Market Corporation

Friends of the CCCC

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

New Orleans Paddlewheels—Creole Queen

New Orleans School of Cooking/Riverview Room

Steamboat Natchez/Gray Line Tours

The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

Supporters of the CCCC


With support from

Garrety & Associates

CPAs Lawrence Knight & Curlin Greater

New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association


Our media sponsors

Audacy—New Orleans

French Quarterly Magazine

Gulf Coast Air Photo/Patrick Quigley


With grateful appreciation to The City of New Orleans Office of the Mayor

New Orleans Police Department

New Orleans Fire Department

New Orleans Emergency Medical Services

Louisiana State Police

New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness