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January in New Orleans

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A float through a child's eye!
(c)2004 Sharon Keating

January in New Orleans, the beginning of another year of fun and traditions. The weather is cool and the Carnival season begins. If you're coming to a Carnival Ball, bring formal attire.

Weather

In January the average high temperature is 63 and the low is 42. Rainfall average is 4.7 inches.

Every Year

The Carnival season begins on January 6th. King Cakes go on sale and the Carnival Balls begin.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl is a great football event in the Superdome.

Mardi Gras Parades Begin.

Last Saturday of the month the New Orleans Art Market

All Month

2012 is a Great Sports Year

January 3rd is the

The Allstate Sugar Bowl

January 9th 2012 is the BCS Bowl

The Complete Schedule of Events

  • 3nd -Allstate Sugar Bowl
  • 6th - Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents LIVE AND LET DIE A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Jan 04 Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers at the New Orleans Arena at 7 pm
  • Jan 06 Hornets vs. Denver Nuggets at the New Orleans Areana at 7pm
  • Jan 5 - Kathy Griffin (8:00pm)at the at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Jan. 6 - LIVE AND LET DIE The Music of Paul McCartney (8:00pm)at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Jan 6th - Twelfth Night, start of Carnival Season, The annual.Phunny Phorty Phellows Streetcar Ride, the Annual St. Joan of Arc Parade and many more events.
  • 8th - Battle of New Orleans Anniversary
  • 9th - BCS Bowl at 7:30 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • Jan 11 Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder in the New Orleans Arena 7pm
  • Jan 12, Willie Nelson 8:00 pm at the House of Blues
  • January 13 Styx at the House of Blues
  • Jan 13 Hornets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves in the New Orleans Arena 7pm
  • Jan 14th, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents All Mozart at 8PM at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • 14-16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival
  • Jan 16 Hornets vs. Portland Trailblazers in the New Orleans Arena 7pm
  • 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 17th - B.B. KING (8:00PM) at 8PM at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Jan 18 Hornets vs. Memphis Grizzlies in the New Orleans Arena 7pm
  • Jan 20 Harlem Globetrotters in the New Orleans Arena 7pm
  • Jan 21 Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks in the New Orleans Arena 7pm
  • Jan. 21 Shen Wei Dance Arts 8PM at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
  • Jan 23 Hornets vs. San Antonio Spurs in the New Orleans Arena 7pm
  • Jan 26 Jeff Dunham 7:30 PM at the New Orleans Arena
  • Jan 27 Hornets vs. Orlando Magic 7:00 PM at the New Orleans Arena
  • Jan 28-29 New Orleans Comic Con
  • Jan 29 Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks 6:00 PM in the New Orleans Arena
  • Jan 31 - Feb 5 Blue Man Group 8pm at the Mahalia Jackson Theater
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