New Orleans hosts both the Sugar Bowl and the BCS Championship in January 2012, along with outstanding New Year’s festivities!
Now is a good time to be a football fan in New Orleans. Even if you aren’t a fan of the soon-to-be national champion LSU Tigers (undefeated so far!), the Crescent City will soon play host to two fantastic games. Both the Sugar Bowl and the BCS Championship are scheduled in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at the beginning of January. So, between the playoff-bound Saints and the two college bowl games, the Superdome will host three major games in the course of two weeks!
New Orleans will be a busy place at the beginning of January, with fans flying or driving in from Michigan, Virginia and Alabama. If you’re hoping to come down to the city, be sure to get your reservations in for your favorite hotel and restaurants. Rooms are still available, but hotels book up quickly in this city.
New Year’s Eve also deserves a mention, as festivities will once again return to Jackson Square. Live entertainment will keep the city rocking right up until midnight when Baby New Year will drop at the top of Jax Brewery. 15 minutes of fireworks will light up the night sky over the Mississippi River for a full evening of celebration.