Focus on celebrating this New Year’s Eve Hudson Valley-style!
Here comes 2020! Double digits! Leap year! A new decade! It’s a special new year worthy of a special Orange County, N.Y. celebration. Focus on exciting and elegant events happening right here in the Hudson Valley. Get your Gatsby on at a fun Roaring 20’s-themed gala or join in the excitement at a national treasure, as West Point’s historic Thayer Hotel elegantly rings in the next decade. Whether you’re looking for a festive night out with friends, a romantic evening with your significant other, or to gather together with the whole family, Orange County has a party for you. Choose from a wide variety of New Year’s Eve celebrations with nearby places to spend a restful night afterwards.
Look out, Big Apple! The Orange has all of the revelry and sophistication people look forward to on New Year’s Eve.
“New Year’s Eve is a special night to reflect on the past and celebrate our hopes for the future, and it’s important to find just the right place to share the magic with the ones you love,” said Amanda Dana, Orange County Tourism Director. “Some of our most popular event spaces are outdoing themselves to usher in the new decade in style. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable good time.”
Check out all of the New Year’s Eve listings at www.OrangeTourism.org/events and make your reservations now. Here are a few of the fantastic places you could be when the clock strikes midnight. Happy New Year!
- New Year’s Eve Gala at Anthony’s Pier 9, 2975 Route 9W, New Windsor: Ring in the New Year at one of the biggest and most popular parties in the Hudson Valley. The New Year’s Eve Gala kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on December 31. Dress to impress in 1920’s garb – or today’s cocktail attire – for this soiree that includes a signature prohibition martini bar and ice luge, along with fine dining and dancing. The banquet-seating event also includes a deluxe cocktail hour, chilled and passed hors d’oeuvres, fine dining dinner and decadent desserts. Admission also includes a champagne toast, with party favors and noise makers at midnight. Cost is $120. For details, inquiries and reservations, call (845) 565-3390 or visit piernine.com/events.
- New Year’s Eve at Cedar Lakes, 1 Team USA Way, Port Jervis: Cedar Lakes Estate hopes you will join them for a delicious and elegant New Year’s Eve celebration, complete with cocktail hour, full open bar until 1:00 a.m., and a midnight toast. Enjoy an inspired six-course chef’s tasting menu that will highlight classic New Year’s Eve luxuries, all made from locally sourced ingredients. Dress for the evening’s theme, The Roaring 20’s, or choose contemporary cocktail attire. The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. on December 31. Reservations are now being accepted, and will remain available until one week prior to the event or until it sells out. Cost is $225. For details, inquiries or reservations, call (845) 533-3328 or visit exploretock.com/cedarlakesestate.
- New Year’s Eve at Villa Venezia, 2257 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown: Villa Venezia transports you back in time to the elegant 1920’s, so you can dance the Charleston and bring 2020 in with style! The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. and continue until 1:00 a.m., including an open bar throughout all six hours. The chef’s will be preparing an elegant four-course dinner, including incredible appetizers and delightful desserts. Dance to the music of international party-starter DJ Victor Vargas and his crew, including MC Jay Vegas, live musicians and the popular Vargas Production DJ’s. Cost is $120.00. For details, inquiries or reservations, call (845) 692-3300 or visit villaveneziany.com/upcoming-events.
- New Year’s Eve Midnight Gala at The Thayer Hotel, 674 Thayer Rd, West Point: Celebrate the excitement of the New Year on the historic grounds of West Point, inside the elegant MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant. The Thayer Hotel’s midnight gala treats revelers to six hours of open bar, a sumptuous cocktail hour, a four-course meal highlighted by the duet of petit filet mignon and pan seared salmon, and a rousing midnight toast with champagne and party favors. Gala-only cost is $375 per couple. Overnight packages, including your stay at The Thayer Hotel and brunch the next morning, are $575 per couple. For details, inquiries or reservations, call 845-446-4731, ext. 7929 or visit thethayerhotel.com/events-at-the-thayer.html
Stay safe and stay the night! Wake up comfy and cozy for the first day of 2020 in one of Orange County’s B&Bs or select hotels. From rustic to contemporary, there are great places to book your overnight accommodations early, so you can celebrate responsibly.