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A Starry Night with Coca Mesa on the Riverboat Louis Armstrong: New Year's Eve Gala

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Ring in the New Year in style aboard New Orleans’ newest and most unique venue: the Riverboat Louis Armstrong!

In our world-class concert hall on the second deck, local drag icon Coca Mesa presents “A Starry Night” featuring an all-star cast of drag divas to count down the New Year. Opening act Swingaroux delivers big band sounds, and a DJ spins all your favorite hits to dance the night away.

On the third deck banquet hall, enjoy delicious creole cuisine and hors d’oeuvres provided by our catering partner Pigeon’s. And from the top deck, enjoy the best view in town of the fireworks display over the Mississippi River.

All guests, ages 21 and older, are welcome at our three premium open bars featuring choice craft cocktails and unlimited champagne! Ticket sales are limited to this one-of-a-kind experience, so don’t miss the boat!

  • We are offering a $50.00 ticket that only includes admission and access to our Banquet Hall and Promenade Deck. A cash bar is available in our Banquet Hall. Please continue reading for more information.

A Starry Night New Year's Eve (All-Inclusive):

Basic Information:

  • Dates: December 31st

  • Doors Open: 9:45pm

  • Dockside Event: 10:00pm – 2:00am

  • Ages: 21+

  • Dress Code: Black-Tie Optional

Tentative Schedule:

  • 10pm – 11pm Swingaroux Big Band
  • 11pm - 12pm Drag Divas Preview
  • Midnight countdown led by Coca Mesa into a rendition of Auld Lang Syne
  • 12pm - 2am DJ Dance Party

Location: 1 Poydras Street - Where the Hilton Riverside and Outlet Collection by Riverwalk meet the Mississippi River

Price (taxes are included):

  • $219.00 (all-inclusive)


  • Admission
  • Live Entertainment
  • Champagne Toast
  • Open Premium Bar
  • Reception Style Menu
  • Access to Promenade Deck, Banquet Hall/Armstrong Room, and Concert Hall
  • Best view in New Orleans of the Fireworks show

Hors d'Oeuvres

  • Crab Cakes
  • Crawfish pies
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Andouille en Croute
  • Chicken Satay
  • Caprese Skewers


  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Marinated Crab Claws
  • Vegetable Crudites
  • Crab Mornay Dip
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Beef Brisket
  • Assorted Crackers and Breads
  • Crawfish Gerard Pasta
  • Ricotta and Mushroom Ravioli


  • Artisanal Cheeses
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Assorted Mini Cupcakes and Cookies
  • Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Top Deck Fireworks Show:

  • Dates: December 31st

  • Doors Open: 10:30pm

  • Dockside Event: 10:30pm – 2:00am

  • Ages: 21+

  • Dress Code: Black-Tie Optional

Price (taxes are included):

  • $50.00 (Admission ONLY. Cash Bar Available)


  • Admission
  • Access to Promenade Deck and Banquet Hall/Armstrong Room
  • Best view in New Orleans of the Fireworks show

Choose the second "10:00pm" option for reservations for the Top Deck Fireworks Show

Reservation & Cancellation Policies:

  • All reservations must be prepaid by credit card and are subject to availability.
  • You MUST be at least 21 years of age to board the vessel. No entry will be allowed without a valid ID with picture ID. Sales for the New Year's Eve gala are final and tickets are non-transferable.
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