January 1, 2024 | New Orleans

The holidays may be over but there’s still plenty of celebrating going on in the Crescent City, starting with the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. Then Carnival season kicks off on January 6th (Twelfth Night) with king cake parties and parades. Here's what else is happening this month:

Allstate Sugar Bowl

– January 1

The Caesars Superdome will be lit up with excitement for the 90th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl. And did we mention there's a parade? 

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Saints Game

– January 7

Come down to the French Quarter and watch the boys in the black and gold take on the Falcons from your favorite bar or restaurant.

Where to Watch 'Dem Saints

Pelican Games

– January 2, 7, 17, 19, 23 & 26

The Pels play six games at home in January. Come join the fun.

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3rd Block Depot Burlesque Brunch: Legs and Eggs

– Every Saturday and Sunday in January

How about brunch with a kick? Come enjoy inspired food and drink in the French Quarter while world-famous burlesque dancer Bella Blue performs to live music. View menu. 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

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January Mardi Gras Parades 

– January 6,  7, 22 and 28

There are 17 Mardi Gras parades in January this year including five on Twelfth night, January 6th, the first day of the Carnival Season. For a complete parade schedule, click below. Get ready to catch some beads!

See parade schedules and routes

Martin Luther King Day 2024

– January 15

Every year, the city honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy with days of service, a parade, and much more. Check back here for specific information as it is announced.

Classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking

Experience what TripAdvisor readers named the #2 Food Experience in the World! Sign up for an in-person open demonstration class or an open hands-on cooking class.

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Order a Fresh King Cake from New Orleans!