New Year’s Eve is not just for grownups – not even in New Orleans. Here are five fun ways to say “bienvenue” (welcome) to 2019 in NOLA with your little ones. If you play it right, you can have a great day with the kids and still get home in time to pick up the babysitter and go out on the town.
Celebrate the stroke of twelve Cinderella Style (without losing your shoe) at Cinderella’s Masquerade Ball. Toast 2019 at noon with Cinderella, Prince Charming and their Royal Court with dancing, brunch and drinks (champagne, mimosas and poinsettias for the adults), mask making, and an enchanting musical stage production. Come dressed in your best royal formal attire. Learn more.
End the New Year with a Mardi Gras-style parade in the French Quarter. The Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade begins at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Street at 2:00 p.m. (time subject to change). Learn more.
The last day of NOLA Christmas Fest is New Year’s Eve (it will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.). Take your family to the New Orleans Convention Center for indoor ice skating, ice sliding, bouncing on giant inflatables and more. Learn more.