Find the best New Year's Eve offers and options. Parties, Hotels, Restaurants, Concerts, Cruises, and more Events for 2012/2013. » USA » Louisiana

Welcome the New Year in the State of Louisiana 2013

The state of Louisiana, located in the southern U.S.A. on the Gulf of Mexico and delineated from its neighbors—Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas by both natural and man-made boundaries, occupies a once strategically vital region where the waters of the Mississippi-Missouri river system flow out into the Gulf of Mexico. It is therefore not surprising that possession of the territory has changed hands several times since it was first claimed in the name of France’s Louis XIV in 1682. The current blend of many languages and many cultures in the state today is a leftover from its former colonial rulers France and Spanish, the indigenous Americans and African slaves. This has provided the state with a heritage that is viewed as exceptional in the U.S. New Year’s Eve 2013 celebrations in Louisiana are therefore influenced by its multiethnicity, making it an exceptional experience for celebrants.

For the biggest party in New Orleans, head down to Jackson Square – packed with festive partygoers eager to count down the time until the New Year arrives. Do not expect the usual New Year’s ball drop instead a “fleur de lis drop” from a 25-foot pole atop the Jax Brewery as midnight nears, followed by a magnificent fireworks show over the Mississippi. Follow the crowds to Bourbon Street and party till the early morning, or break away from the group and find your own special spot to celebrate in. “New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery,” is an intriguing murder mystery full of Louisiana history is in Baton Rouge. Whether your ideal New Year’s Eve is spent in fancy cocktail attire, or comfy blue jeans, with all of your closest friends and relatives, or in a crowd full of new faces, the perfect evening awaits you in Louisiana.