Youngsters can welcome the new year on Sunday without staying up till midnight. ZOO YEAR'S EVE at Audubon Zoo and RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT NOON at the Louisiana Children's Museum offer daytime fun for all ages to usher in 2018 when the clock strikes 12. audubonnatureinstitute.org. lcm.org.

The SUGAR BOWL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARADE starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Faubourg Marigny and rolls through the French Quarter, with floats, bands and more. allstatesugarbowl.org.

Crescent City New Year's Eve celebrations reach a peak at midnight with the FLEUR-DE-LIS DROP at Jax Brewery, accompanied by the fireworks extravaganza "Symphony in the Sky" from barges on the Mississippi River. crescentcitycountdown.com.

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