The energy and anticipation that precedes the New Year countdown is ubiquitous. Whether you’re watching the New Year’s Eve special at home or hunting down the perfect spot in Times Square, nothing quite beats the celebrations in Long Beach, New York City’s backyard.
Start the last evening of 2018 with a visit to Long Beach Ice Arena for the First Night festival, an annual family-friendly extravaganza. From 4pm to 7pm, join the locals for games, crafts, music and ice-skating. There will be a movie, snacks and a Ball Drop at 6:30pm — no need to keep the kids up until midnight!
After your first Ball Drop, head to the annual New Year’s Eve event at the Allegria Hotel for dinner and drinks. Bring your best friend or significant other for an evening of delicious food and spectacular scenery for only $130 per couple plus tax and gratuity. Call 516-992-3730 for reservations.
Starting at 5pm on New Year’s Eve, the Atlantica restaurant will be serving a three-course menu with some of the best dishes our chefs have created! Every meal will begin with a champagne toast, followed by a first course of Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Arancini, Burrata Salad or Kale Caesar Salad. For main course, you’ll have the option of Tenderloin of Beef, French Cut Chicken or Lobster Fra Diavolo. Make sure you leave enough room for the decadent selection of desserts: Red Velvet Brownie Cheesecake, Blood Orange Panna Cotta or Exotic Fruit Salad.
Once you’re fed and merry, grab a few drinks at L’Onda Lounge before the countdown begins! The cash bar will be open until 1am and we’ll treat our guests with coffee and pastries from 12:15am to 12:30am.
No New Year’s Eve celebration is complete without a hotel room for the night. Take advantage of the Allegria Hotel exclusive winter offer or book a Rise and Shine package and start the new year with a hearty breakfast at Atlantica Restaurant.