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2022 New Year's Eve & Allstate Sugar Bowl Updates

Dec 30
12:00 PM through Sunday 6:00 AM
2022 New Year's Eve & Allstate Sugar Bowl

Traffic, Transportation, and Parking Impacts Associated with New Year's Eve and the 2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl

Events associated with New Year's Eve and the 2022 Sugar Bowl will take place in New Orleans Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

Associated Events

  • Allstate New Year's Eve Parade
    Friday, Dec. 30, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Start at Elysians Fields Ave. and Decatur St. | More info
  • 89th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl
    Saturday, Dec. 31, 11:00 am
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome | More info
  • New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays
    Saturday, Dec. 31, Midnight
    Riverfront | More info

Neighborhoods Impacted

Marigny, French Quarter, Central Business District

Traffic Restrictions

Residents and visitors should expect heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the Central Business District, French Quarter, and Marigny throughout the New Year's Eve and Allstate Sugar Bowl events. The New Orleans Police Department will restrict vehicular traffic in and around the French Quarter as follows:


8pm - 4am overnight Friday, Dec. 30 & Saturday, Dec. 31

  • Dauphine St. at all intersections from Iberville St. to St. Ann St.
  • Royal St. at all intersections from Iberville St. to St. Ann St.
  • 700-800 blocks of St. Ann St., Orleans Ave., St. Peter St., Toulouse St., St. Louis St., Conti St., Bienville St., and Iberville St.
  • Bourbon St. at all intersections from Iberville St. to St. Ann St. 
  • All streets starting with Dumaine Street toward Esplanade Avenue will be open to cross Bourbon Street

Additional intermittent street closures, including Canal St. from Claiborne Ave. to Convention Center Blvd., might be required as crowd size warrants. Decatur St. from Dumaine St. to St. Louis St. will also be closed to vehicles ahead of the fireworks display on Saturday, Dec. 31 once crowd size warrants.

Parking Impacts


Friday, Dec. 30 at 4 pm through Sunday, Jan. 1 at 6 am

  • Canal St., both sides from Claiborne Ave. to Convention Center Blvd.

  • 700-800 blocks between Dauphine St & Royal St, both sides of the following streets:
    • Iberville, Bienville, Conti, St. Louis, Toulouse, St. Peter, Orleans, St. Ann

Saturday, Dec. 31 at 12am through Sunday, Jan. 1 at 6am

  • Decatur St. from Dumaine St. to Conti St.
  • N. Peters St. from Conti St. to Canal St.
  • 500 & 600 blocks of Frenchman St.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking.

Additional parking restrictions may be implemented as necessary. Always follow posted signs. Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking. 

  • Do not block hydrants, driveways and sidewalks.
  • Do not park within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection, or stop sign.
  • Park in the direction of travel on one-way streets and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

Transportation Impacts & Tips for Getting There

Regional Transit Authority (RTA) service impacts

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will adjust service along some bus routes and the Algiers Point – Canal Street ferry route due to planned New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day festivities.   

All bus and streetcar routes will operate on a:

  • Saturday schedule on Friday, December 30 and New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31)
  • Sunday schedule on New Year's Day (Sunday, January 1) and Monday, January 2nd. 
  • Normal bus and streetcar service will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Some bus routes will be on detour due to expected service impacts in downtown New Orleans.  Temporary signage will be posted at affected stops along detoured routes informing riders of the specific changes.  

See details on route changes at

Consider using alternatives to driving, including RTA public transportation, taxis, transportation network companies (Uber, Lyft), or Blue Bikes

Public Safety Tips

As always, residents are asked to take care in large crowds and to report suspicious activity to public safety officials.