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New Year's Eve in New Orleans 

Three options for celebrating the arrival of 2014

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New Year's Eve Fleur de Lis Drop and Fireworks. — A fleur de lis is dropped at midnight at Jax Brewery, there are fireworks over the river and musical performances by Eric Lindell and Honey Island Swamp Band on Decatur Street at Jackson Square. Free admission. 9 p.m. to midnight.

New Year's Eve Kids' Countdown. Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; — Kids celebrate New Year's Eve at noon by making hats and noisemakers, Lagniappe Brass Band performs and there's a confetti toss and a balloon drop. Sesame Street's Count von Count assists with the countdown to noon. Admission $10. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Zoo Year's Eve. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; — Families toast to 2014 with soda, the Imagination Movers perform and kids' television and movie characters meet children. Included with zoo admission. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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