Firstly, use the method described in Deusovi's answer to rearrange the words as follows (now with amended punctuation):
To all on the
Puzzling Stack Exchange. I
have swiftly gotten ready,
for the new year
a puzzle. Tasks: needed.
rising a surprise! old
man's symbol of wealth.
home of crowns. a
falling bridge, children's rhyme.
To find the answers
look within route: between
two words; First. Last.
Editing out the flavour text, we have the following elements of the puzzle:
rising a surprise!
old man's symbol of wealth.
home of crowns.
a falling bridge, children's rhyme.
looking within a "route", between the first and last words.
Clue 5 must refer to
and clue 4 sounds like
This makes me think that the other clues may give something like
BUCKINGHAM or CRYSTAL or ST. JAMES'S,
in order for the whole phrase to make sense.