Romantic-era writer Sir Walter Scott perfectly penned the poetic line, “Each age has deemed the new-born year / the fittest time for festal cheer.” Celebrating the start of 2020 is fine “festal cheer,” especially if you have the privilege of partying in picturesque Palm Beach, Florida. Whether attending a fancy black-tie gala, a fun cocktail party, or a kid-friendly “noon year’s eve,” Palm Beach has an event suitable for all ages and interests. The most difficult decision of the night --- apart from what shoes to wear -- is selecting where you plan to countdown the final hours of 2019. Here are a few suggestions from NV Realty Group:

...For Ball Gowns & Tuxedos...

Fantasy Ball at the Breakers

Showcase your sequin dresses and dapper suits at Palm Beach’s most historic hotel, The Breakers. This black tie event offers a full bar, hors d’oeuvres, raw seafood bar, a four course meal, wine pairings, creative cocktails, champagne, and live entertainment. Held in the newly renovated Ponce de Leon Ballroom, guests will watch the crystal ball drop in Time Square while mingling, socializing, and dancing with friends. Tickets are $650 per person for hotel guests and members. Non Members may attend for $750 per ticket. Reservations are required.

Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Gala at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Many gala dinners and private parties are giving a nod to the roaring twenties and encouraging guests to dress the part with flapper dresses, suspenders, and top hats. Eau Palm Beach, located in Manalapan, is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a plated dinner, champagne reception, appetizers, open bar, and six-piece jazz band, Legends of the Voice. Parents need not fret about the kids as the resort offers a New Year’s Eve Kids Pajama Party from 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. at the resort. At this fun party, children will eat breakfast for dinner, enjoy desserts, participate in dance competitions, and watch a magic show. Tickets for the adult party are $385 per person, while children are $150. Reservations are required for both events.

Great Gatsby Gala at The Wick in Boca Raton

If you share the same enthusiasm for large parties as Great Gatsby character Jordan Baker, then head over to The Wick in Boca Raton for a glamourous, celebratory evening. Following a three-course dinner, guests will enjoy a live performance by Maryel Epps and Ragtime Band and will spend the last several hours of 2019 dancing to the sounds of a nine piece band, sipping champagne, and socializing with friends. Ticket price is $300. For reservations, call 561-995-2333.

2020 NYE at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter

Situated on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, the Wyndham Grand Jupiter is anchored at Harbourside Place in Jupiter. This swanky hotel will host a New Year’s Eve party that features a buffet dinner, raw bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and viewing of Time Square. The costs is $195 per person, which includes the private filet mignon dinner. Guests may prefer to skip dinner and join the party for $95 per person.

...For flips flops & trucker hats…

Square Grouper in Jupiter

Boasting views of the Jupiter Inlet and historic Jupiter Lighthouse, the Square Grouper is an iconic, waterfront venue that is well-known for its beautiful setting, amicable people, and live music. On December 31st, Jay Valor and his band will entertain guests with both cover and original music. Guests must be 21 or older.

Guanabanas in Jupiter

Located nearby, Guanabanas in Jupiter is a casual, tiki-style restaurant situated along a finger canal of the Loxahatchee River. On New Year’s Eve, guests will enjoy live music by the Moska Project and Spread the Dub. At midnight, guests will toast 2020 with a free flute of champagne. There is no cover charge to the restaurant.

...For the littles...

If your little ones want their own celebration, make plans to attend one of the numerous “Noon Year’s Eve” celebrations around Palm Beach County. In West Palm Beach, both the Palm Beach Zoo and South Florida Science Center will host a celebration as part of its regular admission, Activities at the zoo include a dance party, sparkling gummy bear drinks, and ball drop at noon. The event is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. At the South Florida Science Center, the noon year eve party begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring a new set to donate to a critically ill child. Activities live science demonstrations, dancing, food and drinks, crafts, and a special toast at noon.

In Palm Beach Gardens, Downtown at the Gardens will lead an outdoor celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the central area directly below the Cobb movie theater. Led by an energetic DJ, the event includes crafts, face-painting, balloon art, dance offs, and, of course, a juice toast.

Whether eating elegant caviar or casual Captain Crunch cereal, celebrating New Year’s Eve in South Florida’s warm climate is “festal cheer” enough. If 2020 calls you to this idyllic region, please reach out to a real estate expert at NV Realty Group. We love our community and know you will too!

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