- This week in Louisiana history. December 30, 1791. Gov. Carondelet takes control of Louisiana.
- This week in New Orleans history. Storyland Dedication.
December 30, 1956. Storyland in City Park was filled with
Nursery Rhyme figures created by a young man who would become
the most noted Mardi Gras float builder in the city; it was
funded by an older man who owned and operated the most popular
amusement park in the south.
- This week in Louisiana.
New Year's Eve in New Orleans
In New Orleans, we celebrate New Year's Eve a little bit different from most places. Sure, we have funny hats and noisemakers (if you want them), but we add a little pizzazz to the occasion by ringing in the New Year our own way. For the biggest party in the city, head down to Jackson Square – the Quarter is packed with festive partygoers eager to count down the time until the New Year arrives. And because New Orleans does everything a little differently, don’t expect your run of the mill New Years ball drop; instead “Baby New Year” drops from its perch on the top of Jax Brewery followed by a magnificent fireworks show over the Mississippi. Follow the crowds to Bourbon Street and party til’ the early morning, or break away from the group and find your own special spot to celebrate in.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce meets Eve the Rib busking on Royal St.
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