Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs at The Monkey Tree Hotel

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sunny Palm Springs

Why not ring in the New Year here in Palm Springs…we can 99.9% guarantee that it will not be snowing!  Stay at The Monkey Tree Hotel and get a 10% discount on your stay of 3 nights (12/29, 12/30 and 12/31) and a complimentary bottle of La Marca Prosecco to ring in the New Year!  Use promo code: NYE2019 on our website https://www.themonkeytreehotel.com/.  (Excludes our Queen Bed Room.)

As always, there are no resort fees here at The Monkey Tree Hotel.  What’s included in your room rate:  parking, wifi (can you believe some places still charge for wifi?), complimentary arrival snacks, soda and water by the pool during the day, mulled cider happy hour at 4:00 pm in our living room, electric vehicle (and Tesla) charging stations, a house-made continental  https://www.themonkeytreehotel.com/breakfast unlimited use of our Scandinavian  https://www.themonkeytreehotel.com/spa

After some day time poolside lounging and and a nice disco nap in the late afternoon, don’t forget to plan your New Year’s Eve Palm Springs style New Year’s Eve to ring in 2019!  

Poolside View at The Monkey Tree Hotel

Here’s a list of fun events and restaurants we have found so far (and we will be updating this list as we get more information…

For Dinner Reservations with champagne to ring in the New Year, here are some recommendations (don’t forget to make advance reservations, restaurants are always full on New Years Eve if you don’t plan ahead)…

And here 10 fun New Year’s Eve facts to share with you (copied from Westwaters)

1. The song traditionally sung on New Year’s, “Auld Lang Syne,” means “times gone by”.

2. Black eyed peas, ham, and cabbage are considered good luck if you eat them on New Year’s Eve or Day because it is believed they will bring you money.

3. Lobster and chicken are considered bad luck because lobsters can move backward and chickens can scratch in reverse, so it is thought these foods could bring a reversal of fortune.

4. In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year long. The tradition dates back to medieval times.

5. Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball was first dropped in 1907 after there was a fireworks ban. The original ball weighed 700 pounds and featured 100 25-watt bulbs. Much different to the ball we know today!

6. The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 B.C.

7. The first recorded New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years to Babylon, when the first moon after the spring equinox marked a new year. In 46 B.C., Julius Caesar created a calendar with Jan. 1 as the first day of the year, partly to honor Janus, the month’s namesake.

8. The tradition to kiss at midnight isn’t a recent invention. According to old English and German folklore, the first person you come across in the new year could set the tone for the next 12 months.

9. To ensure a year of good luck, firecrackers and noisemakers became tradition in order to scare away any remaining evil spirits and to ensure a brand new start.

10. 2,000 pounds of confetti are dropped on the crowd in Times Square at midnight.

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