In Boca Raton, Fla., for the New Year’s holiday? Here are a couple of great places to celebrate 2017 in style.
Waterstone Resort & Marina, Boca Raton’s art-deco inspired waterfront resort, is offering local and guests three festive options. Guests can sip champagne, enjoy specialty crafted cocktails and nosh on New Year’s Eve dinner specials created by Chef Matt Mixon at Boca Landing’s Dinner with a View;.
Party goers can dance to live music at Boca Landing from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m; while Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill will offer a more casual countdown with live entertainment from 5 – 9 p.m. and food and drink specials. www.waterstoneboca.com
Meanwhile, the Boca Raton Resort & Club will host its fourth annual Rock the Block celebration, an over-the-top block party offering live music, indulgent cuisine, free-flowing Champagne and festive activities for all.
For younger guests, the resort’s Grand Lawn will be transformed into a carnival complete with balloon artists, carnival games, a 300-foot long and 30-foot tall, four-lane slide, mechanical pirate ship and multiple bounce houses.
Guests of all ages can dance to the beats of hip-hop performer Jay Sean (Down), pop singer Taylor Dayne (Tell It To My Heart), and hit duo Nico & Vinz (Am I Wrong). At midnight, a private fireworks display overlooking the golf course, will ring in 2017 with a bang. http://bocaresort.com/events.
Complementing a deluxe open bar will a buffet dinner featuring citrus spiced shrimp, skirt steak, beef and chicken sliders, taco and tortilla bar, jumbo pretzels and an abundant dessert bar. Carnival favorites including funnel cake, popcorn and cotton candy will be available for kids.
A number of upgrade options are available for those who prefer more intimate celebrations, including the “In The Garden’’ VIP Party, complete with a top-shelf open bar, dinner options and a private performance from a celebrity DJ. Additionally, guests can upgrade to “The Cathedral Experience,’’ featuring a multi-course sit-down dinner in the recently renovated Cathedral Dining room.
Tickets, available exclusively to members and hotel guests start $150. A two-night package including accommodations and two tickets also is available.