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Flagler College New Year's Eve Gala

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the former Hotel Ponce de Leon

Ring in the New Year at the former Hotel Ponce de Leon with an evening of historic elegance- dining and dancing the night away. These storied ballrooms, lobbies and parlors hold the secrets of Presidents, innovators, and socialites. Join us in celebrating the New Year in pure romance of a Southern garden party.

This year to celebrate President Abare’s 45 years of service to Flagler College and his final year as Flagler College President, the New Year’s Eve Gala will benefit the Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., and Susan J. Abare Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit to rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate leadership skills in academics, athletics, or student organizations. Primary consideration will be given to a student’s leadership and academic promise; however, consideration may be given to students with demonstrated financial need. 35% of each ticket purchase will be dedicated to this student scholarship and is tax deductible.

Event Information

The evening will begin at eight o’clock with a cocktail hour in the Rotunda and portraits in the Flagler Room, followed by a plated dinner and dessert with open bar at nine-thirty. Live music will be provided by Bay Kings Band throughout the celebration. The evening will conclude with a ceremonial balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight and dancing until one o’clock.

Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Location: Ponce de Leon Dining Hall
Flagler College
74 King Street
St. Augustine, Florida

Ticket Price: $250 per person

Attire: Black Tie


Dinner Menu Options

Many menu options will be locally sourced this year; because of this we are still working with local farms to complete our menu. Four entrée options will be available featuring beef, chicken, fish and a vegetarian option.

To inquire about the event please contact Stephanie Burgess, Assistant Director of College Relations at or 904-826-8572.