It is New Orleans' premiere party season! It's time to enjoy life, party, and have a good time! It's irresistibly fun, vibrant, sarcastic, and sassy! If you understand how this city hums during the day and sings at night, you may be able to envision its celebration of Mardi Gras.
Perhaps it's the anticipation of the merriment, the excitement of catching throws, the extravaganza of the parades, getting dressed up in costume, or going to a Ball -- but a frame of mind takes over the Big Easy and says "forget your problems and have fun!"
Mardi Gras officially starts at Twelfth Night, which occurs 12 days after Christmas on January 6th. There are several celebrations around the city, and it is a great day here at our Mardi Gras hotel in New Orleans. It means for us King Cake Lovers, that the bakeries around town will have King Cake for sale! Mardi Gras Day (which is also Fat Tuesday) is the last day of the Mardi Gras Carnival season. Mardi Gras day falls on a different day each year. It is always 46 days before Easter.
HOTEL ACCESS & PARKING DURING MARDI GRAS 2015
Mardi Gras 2015 will occur February 6- 17th, 2015. There will be some local street closures due to parades, so please allow extra time when traveling to the hotel. Access to the hotel over these dates will be limited to registered guests only. Registered guests will be identified by wearing a hotel issued wristband. The hotel will have very limited parking over these dates and will be available on a first come, first serve basis with no in/out privileges. Please contact the hotel for further information.
Visit www.mardigrasguide.com for more information and parade routes.