December 28, 2020
Celebrating NYE during a pandemic can be challenging. We’ve put together the BEST list of fun things to do at home – and one go-to event.
Noon Year’s Eve Family Fun Party hosted by Girl Scouts
Bring in 2021 with the Noon Year’s Eve Family Fun Party hosted by Girl Scouts. Girls and their families and friends will enjoy this free event, starting at 11 am. Celebrate with a STEM activity, create party favors, and learn about the Girl Scouts program.
Kids New Year’s Eve ZOOM Party and Countdown – McKhool & the Gang
Join McKhool & the Gang for their Kids New Year’s Eve ZOOM Party and Countdown. This free event will take place on December 31 from 6–6:30 pm. Have fun singing songs, dancing, conducting some crazy science experiments, and a Kids Countdown!
Family Stargazing Party
Get ready for the New Year with INFINITY Science Center! Make a donation of $5 or more now thru December 30 and celebrate the New Year with a cosmic Star Party. The Star Party starts at 7 pm and will be held virtually through Zoom.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display
(In-Person) True Life Church in Slidell invites you to bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy an early New Year’s Eve celebration. Fireworks begin at 7 pm so everyone can be home way before midnight.
Festing in Place: Happy New Year from New Orleans
Join WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans for “Festing in Place: Happy New Year from New Orleans.” Sit back and enjoy some of the best live performances from years past, including Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler, and more.
Crystal Hot Sauce Presents: NYE in NOLA
John Goodman hosts “NYE in NOLA: Celebrate Every Time Zone in a Different Venue in New Orleans!” This New Year’s Eve event features five bands from five venues all across New Orleans. Performances include: Galactic, Samantha Fish, Dumpstaphunk, Rebirth Brass Band, Anders Osborne and special guests George Porter, Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Big Sam, and Ani Di Franco. Stages will be at: Tipitina’s, The Howlin’ Wolf, The Maple Leaf, Chickie Wah Wah, and d.b.a. Tickets are available now for this virtual celebration at Tipitina’s.TV.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
Big Freedia will host and Grammy-winning artist PJ Morton will perform “Auld Lang Syne” at the 5th annual Central Time Zone celebration from NOLA on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.” Note: This is a broadcast event, closed to the public. Watch it online at newyearsrockineve.com.
Bonus: Allstate Sugar Bowl
Clemson and Ohio State meet in the playoff semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in NOLA on January 1, 2021. *Note, due to COVID-19, the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade has been canceled for this year.