46th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, Casino Ballroom
Ring in the new year with an elegant evening of dining and dancing at the 46th Annual Catalina Island New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration, Monday, December 31, 2018, in the world-famous Casino Ballroom. Reservations for this year’s Gala are $189.00 per person. RESERVATIONS ARE ON SALE AS OF AUGUST 1, 2018. Make your reservations early as the 2017 event sold out. See below for links to hotel packages that include reservations to the Gala!
Musical entertainment will be provided by The Perfect Event’s The Replicas, featuring nine incredible musicians, representing some of the very best talent in the industry. Many of them have worked with and toured with some of the biggest names in music (Adele, Beyonce, Rick Springfield, Robin Thicke, Hans Zimmer, Kristin Chenoweth, LA Philharmonic, Elton John and many more). From Frank Sinatra to the Foo Fighters, they will bring you through the years of great hits and keep you dancing into 2019!
Included with Reservation Purchase
The Gala includes a gourmet buffet dinner – please click for the MENU*, dancing, one champagne split per person, party favors and the classic midnight balloon drop! A professional photographer will be available on the Mezzanine level to capture the moment.
The doors open at 6:45pm. Guests will be admitted into the Ballroom no more than 15 minutes before their reservation time. Guests arriving early may wait in the Marine Bar on the Mezzanine level, where seating, light entertainment and beverages will be available until 9pm. Dinner reservations for your table are accepted for 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30 pm (7:30pm & 8pm SOLD OUT). The buffet dinner will be available until approximately 9:15 pm and the band will perform until 12:30pm.
Make Your Reservation
Regardless of the time of your reservation, tables are yours for the entire evening.
Parties of 2: In order to keep the dance floor as large as possible, parties of 2 will be seated with one or more other parties of two. A limited number of private tables for 2 (28 tables total) are available on a first come, first served basis, at an additional charge of $75 per couple. As of 12/12/18, private tables are no longer available.
Parties of from 3 to 10: will be seated at individual tables.
Parties of 11 or more: will be seated at two or more tables next to each other.
When requesting reservations, please indicate your 1st and 2nd choices for both dinner time and seating location (see seating chart here). Your requests will be honored as long as seating for your requested time and/or location is available. Just as with restaurants, theater and sporting events, reservations must include everyone who is to be seated with you. Reservations will be accepted under one name, for the total number of guests in the party. Should there be a change in the size of your party, please contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau to see if the change can be accommodated. The closer to New Year’s Eve, the more difficult (or impossible) it will be to accommodate changes.
Reservations may be made in person, beginning August 1, at the Catalina Island Visitor Center located at 1 Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon, online, or by phone at 310-510-1520. All reservations must be accompanied with full payment, and reservations will be confirmed by email or mail. Payment may be made by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.
Refunds will not be issued unless the event sells out and only if we are able to resell your reservation(s). Before December 10, 2018 a cancellation fee of $25 per person will be charged for any refund processed. After December 10, 2018, no refunds will be made. All sales are final.
*Menu items are subject to change and/or substitution without notice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there any hotel packages available that include reservations to the Gala?
Pavilion Hotel New Year’s Eve Package – SOLD OUT: includes reservations to the 46th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala in the Casino Ballroom, round-trip ferry transportation on Catalina Express, accommodations at the island-chic Pavilion Hotel, hot breakfast with build-your-own omelette bar, evening wine and cheese reception, plus more!
Catalina Island Inn New Year’s Eve Package: includes 2 night stay at the Inn, round-trip ferry aboard Catalina Express, taxi transfers to/from the hotel, and 2 reservations to the New Year’s Eve Gala.
What is the attire?
For gentlemen a coat and tie is required, black-tie optional. For ladies, evening cocktail wear to formal ball gowns. A coat check will be available throughout the event on the Mezzanine level.
Are children allowed?
Yes, but pricing is the same, regardless of age. All reservations are $189 per person.
What if I have a special diet?
All gluten free and vegetarian items will be labeled on the menu and buffet. Please indicate any dietary allergies at the time of reservation and the Chefs will do their best to accommodate your needs.
Where is my ticket?
There are no “tickets” issued for the event. Your reservation confirmation/name of your party will serve as your entry to the Gala. Your entire party must be present to check in as a group and to enter the event. Confirmation letters will be mailed mid-December.
For additional information, please call the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at 310-510-1520 or send an email to info@CatalinaChamber.com.