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New Year's Events In Boca, Delray To Ring In 2017

It's time to put the past behind us, and look forward to a new year filled with opportunity, joy and memories to last a lifetime. 

From New Year's Eve dinners and parties, to New Year's Day fitness movements, here's what is going on in Boca Raton and Delray Beach as we get ready to welcome 2017. 


New Year's Eve

Boca 5K & 10K Run & Walk

End 2016 on a high note by completing a 10K or 5K. The race begins on A1A at Spanish River Park. Registration is open through Dec. 29 (for students) or through Dec. 30 for everyone else.

Dec. 31, 7:30 a.m. start time; 3001 N. State Road, Boca Raton; $20-$35


50 Ocean

Ring in the new year with an oceanfront dining experience by chef Joe Bonavita Jr. Options include coconut lobster topped with sweet chili sauce and fresh Florida wahoo crudo, Hudson Valley duck with crispy foie gras, pumpkin-spiced ravioli, and olive oil-poached halibut. The regular menu will also be available. 

Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to midnight (last seating at 10 p.m.); 50 S. Ocean Blvd. A1A, Delray Beach



Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu at this eclectic Delray restaurant, with alternative rock/funk music by Spidercherry. 

Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; $75 per person



Get your drink on with a $45 open bar option, including well drinks, house wine and select draft beer at this Irish pub. There’s also a $65 per person option for premium specials. 

Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; No cover, $45-$65 open bar options


Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen

Welcome 2017 with a special dinner or brunch on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Both the Boca and Delray locations will be offering specials, including a signature “Hugo” cocktail with Lunetta prosecco, elderflower mint and lime. Reservations recommended. 

Dec. 31-Jan. 1; 399 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton or 204 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach


Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve at Rack’s Downtown Eatery + Tavern

Head back in time to the 1920s for this New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring live DJ entertainment, flappers and a three-course menu with items like Korean pork belly sliders, sesame seared tuna steak, and cheesecake. 

Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.; 402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; $90 per person


New Year’s Eve Downtown

Ring in the New Year with the whole family at this Downtown Delray celebration featuring a DJ and bands, food trucks, craft activities, resolution wall, photo booth, games and more.

Dec. 31, 5 p.m to 9 p.m..; Old School Square Park in Delray Beach; free


Pinon Grill

Get your fill of scrumptious seafood with entrees including sun-dried tomato-crusted branzino or the house-made lobster ravioli with chive cream sauce. Reservations suggested by called 561.391.7770.

Dec. 31; 6000 Glades Road, Suite 1390, Boca Raton 


Rock the Block at Boca Raton Resort & Club

It’s time for a block party you won’t forget, featuring live music, bites, champagne and entertainment. Open to resort guests and Premier Club members, the festivities include carnival activities for the kids and a DJ and musical performances for the adults. Cap the evening off with a spectacular fireworks display.

Dec. 31; 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, $150+


Salt 7

This Delray hot spot will be ringing in 2017 with a Loco Cuban Cabaret theme. Join for dinner, or make bottle service reservations by calling 561.274.7258.

Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.; 32 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach


Tap 42

Ring in the new year at Tap 42 with Miami Dolphins DJ Supersede, and enjoy an open top-shelf bar, craft draft beers, specialty cocktails, and gourmet food stations. At midnight, toast to 2017 with a sip of champagne, and then, best of all, dig into the 1 a.m. breakfast brunch buffet.

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.; 5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 247, Boca Raton; $95


Waterstone Resort & Marina

Mix things up ahead of the ball drop with champagne, handcrafted cocktails and a menu created by chef Matt Mixon. After dinner, enjoy live music and entertainment at Boca Landing. If you prefer a more casual atmosphere, check out Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill for live entertainment and food and drink specials. 

Dec. 31, seating times vary; 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton


New Year's Day

Tucker Duke’s Annual New Year’s Day Brunch

So the big NYE celebration is behind you. Now it’s time to fuel up with brunch foods galore. Tucker Duke's revamped Sunday brunch menu includes Cinn-a-bon Waffles; buttermilk pancakes with toasted coconut and boozy fruit; and chimichangas with chorizo, scrambled eggs and tater tots.

Jan. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1658 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton


Bar Louie’s Brunch Pajama Jam

Roll straight out of bed for this New Year’s Day celebration at Bar Louie. Come in your pajamas for a morning filled with comforting brunch favorites. 

Jan. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1500 Gateway Blvd., Suite 100, Boynton Beach 


Something Big 2017

Start off 2017 with the biggest free yoga class South Florida has seen. With more than 1,500 people in attendance last year, expect a large turnout, and enjoy music from DJ Drez, a 75-minute yoga session, and a shopping marketplace of yoga products and gifts.

Jan. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton; free