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20 Ways to Ring in 2020 in The Palm Beaches

20 Ways to Ring in 2020 in The Palm Beaches

The start of a new decade calls for an epic celebration. We’ve got no shortage of fun, glamorous and over-the-top ways to spend your New Year’s Eve.

The Champagne’s on ice, the glasses are polished and the lights have been strung from the palm trees: there’s nothing quite like New Year’s Eve in The Palm Beaches. From Gilded Age galas to fun family nights, ring in 2020 right with these great events for every budget.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach New Year’s Eve Gala, Palm Beach

The posh, pink Chesterfield Palm Beach will get 2020 off to a swanky start with its second annual Gala Dinner in the iconic Leopard Lounge. Enjoy cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and seated dinner, followed by dancing, live music and a Champagne toast. $350 per person. Reservations required.

The outside of the Chesterfield

New Year’s Eve: A Donna Summer Celebration, Delray Beach

Strut your “hot stuff” at this dance party in Delray Beach’s Old School Square Park. The concert celebrates the music of disco queen Donna Summer, starring her sister and back-up singer Mary Gaines Bernard. The party starts with the Delray Beach fireworks display at 9 p.m.  $20 general admission; $50 premium (includes reserved seating); $100-$200 VIP

The Breakers Palm Beach New Year’s Eve Celebrations, Palm Beach

If visions of glamorous galas dance in your head, The Breakers Palm Beach is your ultimate New Year’s Eve destination. The luxurious resort blows it out with not one, but three events: 

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Flagler Steakhouse is an elegant feast for the senses, featuring a special three-course prix-fixe menu. $295 per person. Reservations recommended. 

The Ultimate New Year’s Eve at HMF promises a night of dancing, dining and toasting, with a multi-course dinner and live entertainment inside the resort’s swanky HMF lounge. $450 per person, $6,300 for Communal Table (up to 14 guests), $9,000 for VIP Wine Room (dinner for 20 guests). Reservations required.

Experience one of Palm Beach’s most iconic celebrations at the black-tie New Year’s Eve Fantasy Ball, held in The Breakers’ Ponce de Leon Ballroom. There will be a premium raw bar and specialty food stations, followed by a four-course dinner with wine pairings and open bar. Dance to live music, raise a glass (or many glasses) of Champagne, and then enjoy a breakfast buffet beginning at 12:30 a.m. $650 per person for hotel guests and members, $750 for outside guests. Reservations required.

Eau Palm Beach Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Gala, Manalapan

Ring in the 2020s in 1920s style at this lavish event, featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, open bar, live music and dancing, a balloon drop and Champagne toast.  $385 for 21+, $310 for ages 16-20. Room packages start at $1,879 per night.

Beach view of the Eau Palm Beach Hotel

New Year’s Eve Live Music on the Square, West Palm Beach

The Square will be the scene for a rockin’ outdoor party featuring music by Mister Trombone & Friends. December 31 is also the final night of Miracle on The Square, part of the international Miracle Holiday Pop-Up Bar, so go raise one last glass of Christmas cheer.

Rock and Soul Extravaganza at Boca Raton Resort & Club

Music lovers should snag tickets to this adults-only party featuring three music acts: jazz drummer Max Weinberg, Five for Fighting and Powerhouse Next Generation. There will also be interactive culinary stations, a deluxe open bar and a sparkling grand finale at midnight.  $395++ per person. Reservations required.

New Year’s Eve at The Addison – Roaring 2020s, Boca Raton 

The Addison, a historic, Five Star Diamond Award-winning event venue, will play host to dancing flappers, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with Champagne tower and live entertainment; Boca Raton founder Addison Mizner would surely approve. $120 per person general admission, $200 VIP

Courtyard at the Addison Venue

New Year’s Eve at Drive Shack, West Palm Beach

This family gaming and entertainment hotspot will host a 1920s-themed party with live entertainment. The Light It Up package gets you Unlimited BayPlay plus reserved bay for up to six people, while the VIP package adds on snack boards, a bottle of Prosecco and more. Light It Up Package, $250 per bay/$42 per person; VIP Package, $450 per bay/$75 per person

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Party at the Pavilion Grille, Boca Raton

Get up off your seat and dance in the new year at one of The Palm Beaches’ most breathtaking restaurants and event venues. Amid the tropical water fountains will be international cuisine stations, a deluxe dessert bar and complimentary bubbly at midnight, with a live DJ all night. $120 ++ per person

ASL Nation Expo Presents New Year’s Eve Party, Lake Worth

The American Sign Language Club will host its annual New Year’s Eve party at the Palm Beach County Association of the Deaf, with performances by Aarron Loggins and Sheena Lyles, a live DJ, open bar and food. Formal attire. $50 in advance, $70 at the door

New Year’s Eve Gala at PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens

Get into the swing of the new year at this all-inclusive shindig. There will be a multi-station gourmet dinner buffet, unlimited open bar, big band dancing and entertainment by Wonderama Band, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Cocktail attire, with jackets for men. All-inclusive stay packages start at $300 per person

Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

Eau Palm Beach New Year’s Eve Pajama Party, Manalapan

Kids get their own special celebration at Eau Palm Beach’s Ocean Ballroom, with pillowcase decorating, a breakfast-for-dinner buffet, magic- and balloon art show, open dessert bar and more, culminating in a balloon drop at midnight.  $150++ per child

Boca Raton Resort & Club Neon Night and Sweet New Year, Boca Raton 

The under-21 crowd can ring in the new year at one of two events: 

Neon Night Featuring Rock with U DJs at the Tower Pool is a glow-in-the-dark party for teens ages 13-20, with interactive games, LED party favors, live stunts by Surf Pros, food stations and mocktails. $195++ per person. Reservations required.

Sweet New Year offers kids ages 5-12 a fun evening of dancing, crafts, games, bounce houses, movies, a dinner buffet and desserts galore! $110++ per person. Reservations required.

Noon Year’s Eve at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach

Kids can join the party without missing their bedtime at this eighth annual event. Drop by from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for a festive dance party at the Fountain Plaza, “sparkling” gummy bear toast and ball drop at noon. Event is included with regular zoo admission.

Salute to Vienna Concert at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

Waltz into the elegant charm of Vienna’s Golden Age at this celebration of music and dance, featuring the Strauss Symphony of America and the National Ballet of Hungary. Tickets starting at $35

Something Big: The Biggest Free Live Music Yoga Bash in America, Boca Raton

Join several hundred of your fellow yogis at this massive event at Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca. Practice yoga to live music, shop the marketplace and feast on gourmet food trucks. Free.


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