CREOLE CHRISTMAS TOUR: 10 a.m., 1850 House Museum Store, 523 St. Ann St., New Orleans. Friends of the Cabildo's annual self-guided tour includes Reveillon traditions and seasonal refreshments. $25, $20 members, $15 students/seniors/military. (504) 523-3939.

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. Art on the Spot family activity, music by Alexis and the Samurai, docent-guided tour of the permanent collection and showing of "There Will Be Blood," part of the Landscape on Film Series. (504) 658-4100 or


"KIDS IN THE KITCHEN": 10 a.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1830 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., New Orleans. "Crisps and Cobbler" will be on the lesson plans, with kids ages 7-11 learning what the differences are and how to make them using seasonal fruit. $20, $15 members. (504) 267-7490 or


ALLSTATE FAN FEST: Noon, Jax Brewery Parking Lot, 418 Decatur St., New Orleans. Football-themed activities, pep rallies and concerts are hallmarks of this pre-bowl bonanza in the French Quarter.


RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT NOON: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Make noisemaker and paper bag party hats to celebrate the new year at noon, with confetti toss and balloon release. Preregistration recommended. $10, $5 members. (504) 523-1357.

ZOO YEAR'S EVE: 10:30 a.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. The young and the young at heart can ring in the new year with a countdown to noon with music, games and prizes, party hats, noisemaker and a Pepsi for toasting (while supplies last).

CLEMSON PEP RALLY: 1 p.m., Allstate Fan Fest, Jax Brewery Parking Lot, 418 Decatur St., New Orleans. The No. 1-ranked Clemson Tigers get geared up for the Monday gridiron match.

SUGAR BOWL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARADE: 2:30 p.m., Faubourg Marigny through the French Quarter, New Orleans. Carnival-style parade with floats, bands and more. Starts on Elysian Fields Avenue at Burgundy Street, heads to the Mississippi River, turns right onto North Peters Street, shifts to Decatur Street at the French Market, shifts back to North Peters at Conti Street and ends at Canal Street.

HANNIBAL BURESS/TONY TRIMM: Doors at 2:45 p.m., The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. The comedian performs a special New Year's Eve set. The show starts at 3:45 p.m. $30-$50 at All ages. 

ALABAMA PEP RALLY: 4:30 p.m. Allstate Fan Fest, Jax Brewery Parking Lot, 418 Decatur St., New Orleans. Fans of the Crimson Tide roll into action with a cheerfest.

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT CRESCENT PARK: 7 p.m., Crescent Park, 2300 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Adult and family-friendly beverages, live music at 9:30 p.m. Chairs welcome, no fireworks.

GALATOIRE'S NEW YEAR'S EVE CHEZ CHAMPAGNE GOSSET DINNER: 8 p.m., Galatoire's, 209 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Dinner, open bar, balcony access and live entertainment. $225. (504) 525-6022 or

BELLE NOTE — AN ITALIAN NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA: 8 p.m., Foundation Room, House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans. Yat Pack kicks of the night in the lounge, followed by a DJ, with dinner packages, depending on membership and levels of access. (504) 310-4986 or

NEW YEAR'S EVE: 9 p.m., BB's Stage Door Canteen, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Ring in 2018 with Spencer Racca, Elizabeth Floyd and the Victory Swing Orchestra. Begins with a complimentary Bellini and ends with a Champagne toast and a midnight chocolate buffet. In between, dance to the sounds of the 1940s and enjoy a five-course, seated dinner. $184.99. (504) 528-1943 or


NEW YEAR'S DAY RUN/WALK: 8 a.m., Crescent Park, 2300 N. Peters St., New Orleans. French Market 2-mile run/walk, entering at the North Peters Street stair and elevator. $25.

SUGAR BOWL FAN JAM: 4 p.m., Champions Square, Lasalle Street, New Orleans. Tailgating fun prior to the annual football game.


CELEBRATION IN THE OAKS: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Jan. 1, City Park, New Orleans. The 25-acre park becomes a winter wonderland with light displays throughout. Live entertainment, train rides, carnival rides, photos with Santa and a host of other holiday happenings are on tap. $9 and up.

HOLIDAY HOME AND COURTYARD TOURS: hourly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Saturday, Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., New Orleans. The Williams Residence is decked in holiday style for tours. $5.

NOLA CHRISTMASFEST: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, with abbreviated hours certain days, Hall I, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Holiday activities abound, including ice skating, carnival rides and inflatables, a snowball fight area, holiday characters, decorated trees and more. $20. Ages 3 and up.

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Compiled by Marchaund Jones