10 New Year’s Eve Events For Black Professionals in New Orleans

There’s always something to do in Nola! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in New Orleans this New Year’s Eve.

1. NOLA CHRISTMAS FEST 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The mercury is dropping and NOLA ChristmasFest, the region’s only indoor Christmas festival, is about to usher in the Christmas spirit. New Year’s Eve is the last day of this 10-day fest and features an expanded ice skating rink, two giant ice slides, everyone’s favorite holiday characters, fun amusement rides, and inflatables. And to imagine they fit all of this inside the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a magical wonder in itself. Learn more HERE.

2. TANK AND THE BANGAS NYE 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
New Orleans hometown favorite band Tank and The Bangas had a whirlwind of a year, traveling all over the world and selling out in countries that don’t speak English as their first language. Well, the band is back home and want to ring in the new year in the city that raised them. There will also be performances by Sweet Crude, Alfred Banks with Cool Nasty. Learn more HERE.

3. BIG NIGHT NEW ORLEANS
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Something big is brewing in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve. Really Big. Hold on to your hats. The countdown to 2018 is on and Big Night New Orleans will be hitting the Hyatt Regency in downtown New Orleans. Big Night New Orleans is part of the largest New Year’s Eve series in the country: Big Night America! Learn more HERE.

4. NOPSI NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Ring in the New Year at NOPSI’s first ever NYE community celebration! Their VIP pass includes lounge access, premium open bar from 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm, a holiday buffet, balloon drop at midnight, and a complimentary champagne toast. Learn more HERE.

5. NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH SLICK RICK & NOJO 7
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Say hey young world in 2018 with the man, the myth, and legend MC, Slick Rick The Ruler. His music has been sampled something like a billion times by the likes of The Beastie Boys, TLC, and Nas. For one night only, he’ll set up the stage with the members of The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra- NOJO’s NOJO 7 for a night of horns and hip-hop. Learn more HERE.

6. “THE STNDRD” NYE EDITION 
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Popular event promoter Larry Morrow has a weekly Sunday residency at Apres Lounge, so it’s only fitting that he hosts his New Year’s Eve event there. There’s a champagne toast at midnight so make sure you bring some friends along to enjoy the night and clink flukes with into 2018. Learn more HERE.

7. UNDENIABLE NYE
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. 
Designed for and by nightlife purveyors, Red Clay Soul and NOLA Kool Kids host an upscale event experience with amenities that ensure a good time. The New Orleans Jazz Market serves as the returning host venue and also features premiere talent, doing what they do best, from start to close. Learn more HERE.

8. NYE 2018 ALL BLACK AFFAIR
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Guests will spend the evening in amazing company while enjoying the sounds provided by New Orleans DJ Poppa and Houston’s own DJ Young Streetz. This is a “Dress-To-Impress” Affair with premium cocktails, wine, and champagne selections! With the original style, creativity, passion, and innovation of our DJs, this event cannot be duplicated. Learn more HERE.

9. NYE – (A)TYPICAL
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Hosted alongside the illustrious DJ G-Cue & sponsored by Courvoisier Cognac and Effen Vodka. It’s the last dance of the year, and the first chance to set the tone for 2018 with your favorite people. The night will include premium open bar, buffet, and champagne toast at midnight. So eat, drink, and dance away the stresses of year. Learn more HERE.

10. DJ SOUL SISTER’S NYE SOUL TRAIN
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:30 p.m. 
Grab an afro and bell bottoms and don your flyest old school gear to get funky down the Soul Train line. DJ Soul Sister is turning out the grand Civic theatre for her 15th annual NYE party. So get your tickets before they sell out. Right on. Learn more HERE.

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