Partying with President Donald Trump on New Year’s Eve is getting more expensive. Ticket prices for the annual Dec. 31 bash at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in South Florida are going up to $600 for dues-paying members and $750 for their guests, according to members of the private Palm Beach club. Last year’s tickets went for $525 for members and $575 for guests.
Last December, Trump staffers defended Mar-a-Lago selling tickets for the event at a time when Trump was still working on a plan to address ethics concerns associated with becoming president while owning a vast real estate, hotel, golf and branding enterprise. The 2017 event was a sellout, and one Mar-a-Lago member said this year’s party is nearly booked-up, too.
Trump is expected to attend once again and the FAA has issued a “VIP Movement” alert for Palm Beach.