Guests reportedly spent $1,000 per ticket for a New Year’s Eve party held at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE was originally expected to attend but skipped due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.

When the event was announced, Trump was scheduled to be one of the event’s featured attractions, but he instead remained in Washington because of the shutdown.

Tickets to the event went for $1,000, according to HuffPost.


The president initially planned to spend 16 days at the resort with his family for the holidays, as he did last year, but last month said he would remain in the nation’s capital if Congress could not reach an agreement to avert the shutdown. 

The government entered its 11th day of a partial shutdown on Tuesday largely due to the president’s demand for $5 billion in funding for his long-sought southern border wall. Democrats have not offered more than $1.3 billion for border security.

The new Democratic majority set to take control of the House this week will vote on a funding bill Thursday, but Trump has not indicated that he would sign a government spending measure without the border security funding he has demanded. 

“We are not giving up. We have to have border security. And the wall is a big part of border security — the biggest part," Trump said on Monday during an interview on Fox News's "All-American New Year" with Pete Hegseth.