New Orleans January 2022

New Orleans January 2022 Events

New Orleans January 2022 Events

Celebrate the New Year this January in New Orleans

Average temperature low and high: 45°-64°
New Orleans is a great place to start the new year! This month marks the transition from holiday season into Carnival season, and although Mardi Gras celebrations will for sure bound to look a little different this year, it won't stop this vibrant, exciting city from being in the festive spirit. With the weather starting to cool, it’s also the perfect time to check out some famous restaurants to try warm, traditional dishes like gumbo and etouffee!  

January Event Calendar

Celebration in the Oaks

Celebration in the Oaks

This is one of New Orleans' longest-lasting and most attended holiday traditions. Drive through historic City Park as it is illuminated with millions of holiday lights. Twenty-five acres of giant oak trees and greenery will be decorated with extravagant displays for a breath-taking 2.5-mile drive through the park. For an additional $25, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park will be open with unlimited rides. Admission is $39.99 for cars, and if you opt to go through by bike, admission is $5. You can find more info and tickets online.

King Cake Festival

King Cake Festival

The annual King Cake Festival, held in Champions Square, celebrates one of New Orleans’ most popular and loved treats! You’ll get to enjoy different king cakes from some of the best bakeries while enjoying live music! This event is free and open to the public!

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

In New Orleans, January 6 of each year marks the end of holiday season and the start of carnival season! It is the official day that you can start buying King Cakes in stores. This is also the date that you can get a little taste of New Orleans' Mardi Gras spirit! Catch some beads and throws from "The Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields," that rolls on the Rampart-St. Claude Streetcar line. They will depart from Elysian Fields Station, go to Union Station, and back again.

Fan Expo

Fan Expo

If you consider yourself a SciFi fan, this is the event for you. For 3 days straight, there will be city-wide events that will turn the city of New Orleans into a playground filled with cosplay, anime, horror, and gaming. There will also be huge celebrities in attendance, such as William Shatner of Star Trek, Anthony Mackie of Capitain America, and many more. Some main events include meet and greets with legendary comics creators, autograph and photo opportunities, an artists alley for attendees to show their work, panels and Q & As, and more. Tickets rand from $27 - $119; they can be purchased online 

Pardi-Gras 2022

Pardi-Gras 2022

Known as "the ultimate French Quarter party," Pardi-Gras celebrates its 25th year in 2022. The celebration centers around live music played throughout all four days, mostly of the "Trop Rock" (i.e., Jimmy Buffet) variety. Stroll around the French Quarter and enjoy other fun Mardi Gras-related activities. The event is open to anyone and only requires registration for a $125 ticket. Visit the event website for more details about this unique celebration.

Elton John

Catch Elton John as he makes a stop in New Orleans on his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour for what will likely one of his last live performances. Sing your heart out during a night filled with nostalgia as he revisits some of his greatest and most classic hits like "Bennie and the Jets," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "Tiny Dancer," "Rocket Man," and more. Tickets start at $273 and can be purchased here.

KeHE Summer Show

KeHE Summer Show

See Summer 2022's hottest products before they hit the shelves at the KeHe Summer Show expo.  It's a fantastic event for people in the retail industry to learn about new products to carry and try fresh natural ingredients.  Find more information at the official website.

Boat Show New Orleans

Head down to the Pontchartrain Center to see hundreds of boats under one roof for the biggest boat show in the region. Experts, professionals, and enthusiasts will gather for a unique 3-day interactive experience. Attendees will be able to discover new models of boats, motors, and trailers from around the country, learn about trends in the market and discuss the latest developments in the industry. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, and free for kids under 5.

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New Orleans Events in January

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Nightclubs

Sat, Jan 01 at Republic NOLA The Lower Lair
Fri, Jan 07 at Foundation Room Member Happy Hour
Sat, Jan 08 at Foundation Room Member Lounge
Sat, Jan 08 at Republic NOLA Peekaboo
Fri, Jan 14 at Foundation Room Lounge Open
Fri, Jan 14 at Metropolitan Flippen Fridays  “Suits & Sneakers  Edition” at The Metropolitan
Fri, Jan 14 at Republic NOLA The Heavy Bass Pajama Slam
Sat, Jan 15 at Foundation Room Member Lounge
Sat, Jan 15 at Republic NOLA Emo Night
Sat, Jan 15 at Republic NOLA Emo Night
Fri, Jan 21 at Foundation Room Member Happy Hour
Fri, Jan 21 at Republic NOLA Bryce Vine
Things to do in New Orleans

Things to Do in New Orleans in January

Grab beignets and coffee

Grab beignets and coffee
There are certain foods that you shouldn't leave New Orleans without trying, and the beignet is one of them. Best described as a deep-fried doughnut (without the hole), loaded with powdered sugar, and paired perfectly with coffee, this sweet treat dates back to the 18th century; the French-Creole colonists introduced them! Visit Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter, a 24-hour beignet shop founded in 1862 that doubles as a historical landmark. Although Cafe Du Monde is the most iconic place to grab beignets and coffee, there are many other cafes throughout the city to get your fix!

Go on a food tour

Go on a food tour
It's no secret that New Orleans is famous for its delicious food. With so many different flavors and "have-to-try" dishes, picking the right restaurants can get overwhelming. From gumbo to etouffee, and everything in between, going on a food tour is the perfect way to get a taste of the staples!