Crescent Park was perfect on Fourth of July: it had a perfect view of the fireworks on the river, with far more manageable crowds than the festivities closer to the French Quarter. We suspect things will be similar on New Year's Eve, and Crescent Park announced it is keeping the park open till 1 a.m. for firework-watching fun.
Jax Brewery will host a ball-dropping ceremony and concert that night, but we think this will be way more tolerable. Enjoy it before the word gets out.
· Crescent Park to stay open until 1 a.m. for New Year's Eve fireworks viewing [NOLA.com]
· Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks Around New Orleans [Curbed NOLA]