Donald Trump's New Year's Eve party: Stallone, other celebs to attend
New details have been released about President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming New Year's Eve party.
Trump has held an annual bash at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach for years, in the past drawing big names like Vanessa Williams, Regis Philbin and Rod Stewart. Among the 800 guests at this year's event will be movie star Sylvester Stallone, Trump's transition team said Friday in a conference call with reporters.
President-elect Donald Trump, left, stands with boxing promoter Don King as he speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. Could the two Dons party together for New Year's Eve? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Michael and Laurie Gelman and Regis and Joy Philbin spend New Year's Eve at Mar-a-Lago in 2006. (Provided)
Trump spokesman Sean Spicer had said in the conference call that music executive Quincy Jones would attend the party, something Jones' spokesman later refuted, telling Variety that Jones would spend the holiday at home with his family.
The Trumps will kick off the night at 7:30 with a party on Mar-a-Lago's patio, then move inside for dancing until 1 a.m. The event is sold out, Trump's team said.
Jose Graterol Designs of Miami is handling decorations for the event. Steve Levine, the company's business manager, said the decorations will have crystal and gold accessories with white and green flowers. There will be custom-designed hanging floral garlands over the dance floor, he added.
"We're excited, we're honored. We've done it for the past two years, so this year feels a little different with (Trump's) new position," Levine said. "It will be elegant and sophisticated, unique. We never repeat a party, so it's always different."
The band, Trump's team said, will be Party on the Moon, which has performed at the Mar-a-Lago New Year's Eve party for the past five years.
Trump is set to return to Trump Tower in New York City on New Year's Day.