The Twelve Days of Christmas involves lords a leaping, ladies dancing, pipers piping and, of course, a partridge in a pear tree,  but the twelve days of Mardi Gras has a list all its own. Check out our 12-day countdown to Fat Tuesday.

Enjoy a French 007 in our Carousel Bar as you count down to Mardi Gras Day. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Enjoy a French 007 in our Carousel Bar as you count down to Mardi Gras Day. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

12 numbers on our clock.

The Hotel Monteleone features an antique grandfather clock that still chimes in the lobby, surrounded by glittering chandeliers and, of course, Mardi Gras decorations to mark the season.

11 jazzy evenings.

Experience live jazz music in the Carousel Bar & Lounge nightly, except for Mardi Gras night on Feb. 9. We have incredible performers on deck, like Lena Prima and the Antoine Diel Jazz Quartet.

10 painted toes.

You’ll be on your feet a lot during Mardi Gras, so why not treat yourself to a pedicure at our on-site spa? Your toes will thank you – especially if you paint them purple, green, and gold.

9 types of scotch.

Our Carousel Bar & Lounge has 9 different types of scotch available, not to mention plenty of bourbons, whiskeys, and cognacs. You’ll also find and extensive wine list and several signature cocktails.

8 spins around the Carousel Bar.

Our famous bar revolves every 15 minutes – enjoy a couple hours (that’s 8 spins!) relaxing and soaking in the beautiful atmosphere.

criollo breakfast

Criollo offers a decadent breakfast on Mardi Gras day. (Photo courtesy Criollo)

7 daily benedicts.

Criollo, our on-site restaurant, is open every day (even Mardi Gras!). They offer a delicious benedict every day of the week – be sure to enjoy the Garden District Benedict on Mardi Gras Day. You’ll want a hearty breakfast, and this blend of short ribs, wild mushrooms, poached eggs, and tomato hollandaise on a Southern buttermilk biscuit will definitely do the trick. Supplement it with beignets and a Bloody Mary for the perfect Mardi Gras breakfast.

6 types of bubbles.

Speaking of Criollo, they’ve got 6 different types of sparkling wines, including champagne, cava, and Prosecco. Take a look at their full wine list here.

5 special suites.

Hotel Monteleone features 5 literary suites honoring authors (like Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote) who had a personal connection to our hotel. Book now for an unforgettable stay in one of these historic rooms!

4-legged friends.

We know pets are like family, which is why we are a pet-friendly hotel. Take a look at our pet policy, and consider bringing your pet with you on your next trip.

Dogs aren't normally allowed at the Carousel Bar, but our hotel does boast a pet-friendly policy!

Dogs aren’t normally allowed at the Carousel Bar, but our hotel does boast a pet-friendly policy!

3 French 007s. 

Our unique take on a French 75 incorporates pear and pomegranate liqueurs for a refreshing and fruity twist. You don’t have to order 3, but we won’t tell if you do!

A reservation for 2.

The weekend after Mardi Gras is Valentine’s Day – don’t forget to book a romantic dinner at Criollo!

And one Old New Orleans Perfect Storm.

Mardi Gras is a perfect storm of history, fun, and festivity. We think our Old New Orleans Perfect Storm is an apt drink to have in hand. It was created more than a century ago and features ginger beer, rum, and lime. Enjoy!