Big Night New Orleans New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234; www.neworleans.hyatt.com — The Big Night features performances by Cowboy Mouth, Brass-A-Holics, Flow Tribe, Sweet Crude, The Breton Sound, Beverly Skillz, Bustout Burlesque and the 610 Stompers as well as open bars and a midnight toast. Tickets start at $110, or $130 including food. 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
CellarDoor New Year's Eve Party. Cellar Door, 916 Lafayette St., (504) 265-8392; www.cellardoornola.com — The bar celebrates in its newly renovated second floor with a DJ, hors d'oeuvres, a hookah lounge, an open bar and a midnight toast. Tickets $75, or $150 including a three-course dinner. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Eve. Port, 2120 Port St.; www.2120port.com — Force Majeure and Liquid Nailz present a New Year's Eve celebration with performances by Carry Nation, Mark Louque, Bouffant Bouffant and others. Tickets $10. 9 p.m. Thursday.
Eve of New Year's Eve Bash. Rock 'n' Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rocknbowl.com — The Bucktown All-Stars celebrate New Year's Eve early with live music, dancing, noisemakers and Champagne on Dec. 30. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A Gatsby Affair. Mag's 940, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 948-1888; www.mags940bar.com — May Hemmer hosts a 1920s-themed speakeasy party featuring music, booze, burlesque performances and a midnight Champagne toast. General admission $21.50. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Gretna BMX New Year's Eve Race.
Gretna BMX, 800 Gretna Blvd.,
(504) 371-5197; www.facebook.com/thegretnabmx — BMX bikers compete in the first race of 2016. There's also a potluck dinner and fireworks. Race fee $10. Track opens at 7 p.m.; first race at midnight. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday.
Happy Thursday New Year's Eve Ride. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and North Peters streets, (504) 522-2621; www.frenchmarket.org — NOLA Social Ride meets up at the French Market at 7 p.m. and rolls out at 8 p.m. Thursday, concluding at Crescent Park for midnight fireworks.
Holiday Tastings. Faubourg Wines,
2805 St. Claude Ave., (504) 342-2217; www.faubourgwines.com — Representatives from Uncorked and Purveyors of Fine Wines host a free Champagne tasting ahead of New Year's Eve.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Kids' Countdown to Noon. Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org — The museum's countdown to noon features the Red Hot Brass Band and culminates with a confetti toss and balloon release. Crafts include noisemakers and festive party hats. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Non-member admission $10, members $5. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Larry Morrow NYE 2016 Experience. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-2951; www.eiffelsociety.com —
The party features music by DJ Keith Scott, a live ball drop and Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets start at $40.
9 p.m. Thursday.
Mid-City Rooftop New Year's Event.
The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse St., (504) 486-8351; www.cannerynola.com — The party includes music by The Benchwarmers, a buffet and bar. Guests second line to the Cannery's fourth floor rooftop to watch the city's fireworks with a Champagne toast. Advance tickets $125.
9 p.m. Thursday.
New Year's Eve at Jackson Square.
Jackson Square, St. Peter Street Gate — The city's New Year's Eve event at the Decatur Street Stage features Luke Winslow King at 9 p.m., Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux at 10:45 p.m., a midnight fleur de lis drop from Jax Brewery and fireworks on the Mississippi River. Crescent Park along Marigny and Bywater is open until 1 a.m. 9 p.m. Thursday.
New Year's Eve Dinner Dance. The Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-6110; www.jeffersonorleansnorth.com — The evening includes dinner, dancing and music by the Pat Barberot Orchestra, an open bar and Champagne and noisemakers at midnight. Tickets $75. 8 p.m. Thursday.
New Year's Eve Supper Club Extravaganza. House of Blues Foundation Room, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.hob.com — The New Year's Eve Supper Club Extravaganza features Better Than Ezra, Magic Mike and the Creole Sweet Tease plus DJ Jermaine Quiz. Ticket prices start at $65. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
A Night with the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www.sonesta.com/imjazzplayhouse — The
New Year's Eve celebration features music by the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, themed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. General admission $150.
8:30 p.m. Thursday.
NYE at the Market. St. Roch Market, 1200 block of St. Claude Ave.; www.strochmarket.com — The St. Roch Market and Mayhaw present a relaxed evening with a la carte food and drink specials and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. 7 p.m. Thursday.
NYE at Windsor Court. Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 522-1992; www.windsorcourthotel.com — The black-tie optional celebration includes a four-course meal, music from pianist Tom Hook and a Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required.
8 p.m. Thursday.
Pearl's Big Bubbles Tasting. Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6314; www.pearlwineco.com — Guests sample more than 20 types of sparkling wine and receive 10 percent off bottles. 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Wednesday.
Westwego New Year's Eve Bash. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego, (504) 341-9083; www.cityofwestwego.com/content/westwego-farmers-market — The market's free bash features music by the J. Diamond Washington and Co. Band and a fireworks display. VIP tables of eight include Champagne and party favors for $75. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Zoo Year's Eve. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org — The celebration features live music, dancing, games, storybook and Star Trek characters, soft drinks for toasting and party hats and noisemakers for a countdown to noon. Free with regular zoo admission ($18.95 ages 13-64, $14.95 ages 65 and older, $13.95 ages 2-12, free for members). 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.