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

Dine and dance like Spanish Royalty and ring in the New Year at the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. These storied ballrooms, lobbies and parlors hold the secrets of Presidents, innovators, socialites and most recently, the King and Queen of Spain.  Join us in celebrating the grand finale to our city's 450th year.

Each year the New Year’s Eve Gala benefits the Flagler College scholarship fund, which helps offset tuition costs for many students with financial need. 30% of the ticket price 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 midnight celebration and dancing until one o’clock.

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015

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

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

Ticket Price: $200 per person

Attire: Black Tie  


Dinner Menu Options

Paella a La Valencia: A traditional dish from Valencia Spain consisting of a slow simmered combination of garlic, red and green bell peppers, onions, peas and tomatoes, overflowing with Mediterranean mussels, Cedar Key clams, Mayport shrimp, Bay scallops, and fresh grouper. This delicious melange is served over hand-crafted saffron rice cakes.

Luz Del Palacio Braised Short Ribs: Beef short ribs slowly simmered in a Spanish Rueda wine and veal stock flavored with garlic, carrots, onions and celery. Enveloped in a port wine demi-glace. Served over yuca mashed potatoes and accompanied by Torres orange liqueur-glazed carrots.

Pollo Al Ajillo: Herbed butter roasted chicken breast crowned with a sherry sun-dried tomato chive sauce. Served adjacent to yuca mashed potatoes and accompanied by Torres orange liqueur-glazed carrots.

Arepas Montón con Manchego: Hand-formed corn flat bread made fresh from arepa blanca maize flour, stacked with alternating layers of fried green tomato, grilled zucchini and seared vine-ripened tomato. Drizzled with a manchego cheese sauce and topped with fresh herbs, resting in a nest of sauteed spinach accompanied by garlic roasted garbanzo beans.

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

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