Let's Groove Tonight!

New Year’s Eve 2018 – Let’s Groove Tonight!

December 31, 2017 at the Portola Hotel & Spa

Party like it’s the 60’s and get groovy while you ring in the New Year in Monterey, CA at the Portola Hotel & Spa with live music, dancing, dinner and more! Portola Hotel & Spa invites you to join in a far-out New Year’s Eve party inside the hotel’s grand ballroom and newly renovated hotel lobby. The party kicks off at 7:30pm on Sunday, December 31, 2017 for 21+ and older.

The Menu

The evening begins with a reception offering hand passed hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy a buffet dinner featuring Coke Farm Beets and Citrus Salad, Harris Ranch Prime Rib and Brioche Rolls, Wild King Salmon "Oscar" with Dungeness Crab, and Sautéed Organic Vegetables. Save room for dessert with Spiked Peaches and Cream Jell-O and a Tunnel of Fudge Cake – did we mention there will be late night snacks too! View the Full Menu

Open Bar

Toast to the New Year with a champagne toast and enjoy an open bar featuring chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet from 10Span, beer including Peter B’s Brewpub’s award winning craft beer, and well cocktails for martinis, cocktails and featured cordials.


Get jazzed and shake your groove thing to live music from The Money Band in the grand ballroom and count down to the New Year with a balloon drop at midnight. Additional live entertainment includes guitar and vocals by Geoffrey Rutledge. Explore a gallery of photography from the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival and beyond captured by Tom Gundlefinger O'Neal while he shares his stories with you and the highlights of the iconic Monterey event. Before the night ends capture your evening with photos at the photo booth provided by The Vintage PhotoBox.


Channel your inner flower child and dress to impress in your best 60’s attire. Culottes, go-go boots, box-shaped PVC dresses, mini-skirts, false eyelashes, psychedelic prints, highlighter colors, mismatched patterns, bell-bottom jeans, batik fabrics, paisley prints, and tie-dye. Tuxedos and formal attire is not recommended.


Parking is not included in the ticket price. We encourage Uber, Lyft or a Taxi service for the evening.


PRE-SALE Tickets are $140 per person including tax and gratuity when you purchase before October 1, 2017. After October 1 tickets are $150 per person including tax and gratuity.

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