PALM BEACH, FL – The Breakers Palm Beach, an iconic luxury oceanfront resort, celebrates the holidays with a festive transformation to delight and enchant its guests. Visually captivating décor, elevated dining experiences and an array of activities, uphold this long-standing tradition which embodies the heartwarming and joyful spirit of the season.
After extensive planning and preparation, the Design Studio at The Breakers spends days decking the halls of the resort during this merry season. This year, the décor will be inspired by the vibrant colors emanating from the lobby’s new custom-designed, hand-tufted carpet. Enhancements include:
- Thousands of soft white lights that wrap the 100 majestic royal palms and Canary Island date trees, lining the hotel’s 1,040 ft. main drive
- 170,000 twinkle lights, 8,000 ornaments, 12,000 feet of ribbon and 126 bows create a jolly atmosphere
- Two 18 ft. evergreen trees and a sculptural menorah illuminate the hotel lobby
- Flagler Steakhouse showcases a stunning 14 ft. tree in its lobby
- The Italian Restaurant features a whimsical 7.5 ft. nutcracker-inspired tree
- Holiday-themed events and activities for guests and families
On December 25, 2019, a magnificent holiday feast awaits in The Breaker’s Ponce de Leon Ballroom. Dotted with glittering chandeliers, this joyous celebration features an elaborate buffet dinner showcasing classics, such as: hand-carved beef tenderloin, savory rack of lamb, the day’s bounty of fresh catches (spiced jumbo shrimp cocktail, Alaskan King crab legs, oysters, clams, caviar, sushi rolls) and an array of indulgent desserts (festive peppermint bark, rich crème brûlée and ornately decorated cakes & pies). Holiday Dinner in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom is available from 3 – 7 PM for $195 per person; $75 for children ages 12 years old and younger.
HMF will once again feature Holiday Tea on December 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28 and 30, from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. Arrive in tea-time attire and enjoy delicacies, such as: handcrafted tea sandwiches, warm buttermilk scones with Devonshire cream, rose petal jam, fresh fruit preserves and delicate pastries, along with a curated selection of teas for $75 per person ($55 for children ages 12 years old and younger). A selection of bespoke cocktails will also be available for purchase.
In addition, HMF will ring in 2020 with an Ultimate New Year’s Eve Celebration on December, 31, 2019. Guests will savor a special multi-course menu, complete with live music, dancing and a Champagne toast at midnight as the ball drops live from Times Square. Reservations are $450 per person. Staggered seating is available at 9 PM, 9:30 PM and 10 PM. This is a 21-year-old plus event.
For a new level of New Year’s Eve luxe, consider the social club’s Communal Table (seats up to 14; $6,300) or ultra-exclusive VIP Wine Room (seats up to 20; $9,000).
Located on the second floor of The Breakers’ Golf and Tennis Clubhouse, Flagler Steakhouse, a vibrant take on the classic American chophouse, will welcome guests for lunch (11 AM – 3 PM) and dinner (4 – 9 PM) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
- Christmas Eve Lunch - $95 per person; $45 for children ages 12 years old and younger
- Christmas Eve Dinner - $145 per person; $50 for children ages 12 years old and younger
- Christmas Day Lunch - $115 per person; $50 for children ages 12 years old and younger
- Christmas Day Dinner - $145 per person; $50 for children ages 12 years old and younger
On New Year’s Eve, a special three-course, prix-fixe menu will be served from 5:30 – 11 PM and will be available for $295 per person; the regular children’s menu will be available until 6:30 PM (adult pricing will apply to children for reservations after 6:30 PM). Reservations can be made online or by calling (561) 659-8471.
Photo Link: Flagler Steakhouse
Begin the holiday and the New Year with an elaborate and spirited brunch at The Circle. One of the resort’s most stunning spaces, The Circle is dotted with arched windows and glimpses of the ocean. Indulge in creative cocktails, an exquisite one-of-a-kind buffet and signature desserts, with a live harpist playing tableside. Both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Brunch will be served from 11 AM – 3 PM for $165 per person; $60 for children ages 12 years old and younger.
New Year’s Eve Fantasy Ball
Dress to the nines and celebrate the arrival of 2020 in The Breaker’s newly renovated Ponce de Leon Ballroom at the annual New Year’s Eve Fantasy Ball. Gather with family and friends at this black tie event and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, dancing and culinary delights. Taking place from 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM, sip cocktails while enjoying hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a premium raw bar and specialty stations, followed soon after by an artful four-course dinner, complete with wine pairings and an open bar. As midnight nears, opt for a glass of Champagne and get ready to count down in style. A half-hour into the new year, an extensive buffet of breakfast favorites will be the perfect fix after a night of celebration. Reservations are $750 per person.
To make a reservation for any of the above dining, please call (561) 655-6611.
Enliven the holiday season with a refreshing 50-minute Peppermint Pedicure from The Spa. The experience begins with a relaxing peppermint foot soak and sweet sugar scrub to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate tired, achy feet. Next, indulge in a rich hot cocoa, with a hint of mint, while enjoying a blissful foot massage, followed by a luxurious polish, which adds a pop of color. The Peppermint Pedicure is available for $80 and includes a complimentary bottle of polish to take home.
Champagne Wishes Massage
Add a little sparkle to the season with a 50-minute Champagne Wishes Massage ($195) to release muscle tension and enhance circulation. A blend of avocado, sweet almond, sesame seed and safflower oils, nourish and moisturize, while powerful antioxidants (including grape seed and vitamin E oils), soothe, protect and regenerate the skin, revealing a healthier, more radiant glow. Retreat to the outdoor courtyard for a complimentary glass of Champagne, while enjoying The Spa’s numerous amenities.
Treatments are available from December 1 - January 31, 2020. The Spa is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM; reservations can be made by calling (561) 653-6656.
Photo Link: The Spa Courtyard
THE SHOPS AT THE BREAKERS
For fun and distinctive holiday gift giving ideas, be sure to visit The Shops at The Breakers:
Lilly Pulitzer® at The Breakers
This season, purchase the ultimate accessory from Lilly Pulitzer® at The Breakers. The new, limited-edition Murfee Scarf, exclusive to the boutique, is available for $118. Hidden within the hues of blue and green, this custom watercolor print features the resort’s most iconic attributes.
Match at The Breakers®
From easy flats and sandals to chic wedges and boots, fashion-forward footwear can be found at Match at The Breakers®. This winter, gift a pair of Italian velvet slippers from Papusse ($135). Committed to enhancing the heritage of the friulane shoe, each pair is individually made by hand according to an artisanal tradition elevated through the finest quality standards - the ultimate in luxury for a timeless iconic footwear style.
Mix at The Breakers®
Monica Rich Kosann’s collection of 18-karat gold and sterling silver lockets, charm necklaces, bracelets, and a broad collection of other fine jewelry is the perfect personalized present. Rooted in the idea that every woman has a story to tell, these modern heirlooms for a new generation can be found at Mix at The Breakers®.
News & Gourmet
Part gallery, part café, The Breakers News & Gourmet showcases a curated collection of unique gifts and decorative accessories from around the world. Enjoy a specialty coffee while exploring selections from well-known to one-of-a-kind brands, such as: Smeg, Michael Aram, Australian-based Dinosaur Designs and Vietri pottery - fired by hand from Italy. News & Gourmet is open daily from 6AM – 9PM.
Looking for another gift idea with endless possibilities? Treat loved ones to an unforgettable experience with a Breakers Gift Card. Whether indulging in overnight accommodations, relaxing with a signature spa service, enjoying distinctive dining, scheduling golf or tennis instruction or exploring The Shops at The Breakers, this gift is sure to delight. As an online exclusive December 2 - 31, 2019, guests who purchase a minimum $500 gift card at thebreakers.com will receive an additional $50 on the card with our compliments. Terms and conditions do apply.
Photo Link: Breakers Gift Card