I am an owner of timeshares at xmas and new year and to be honest the expense of the meal at el marques will I reckon be around 75-85 euros per person this year for the meal. For this reason we do not go, there are 4 of us and to be honest the atmosphere is not there anymore. We go down to the square and normally get back to El Marques at around 1.30am to have a drink with our mates but last year most people were gone. Most people just stay for the meal then go. By the way there were tons of complaints last year about the meal so a lot of owners are joining up together this year and doing a do in their villas then all going down to the square or a lot of us are going to the Barcelo which is around 45 euros a head.
You can still go and listen to Old Dogs New Tricks without a meal, you don't have to eat to go into El Marques.