Dance the night away to Live Music!
Classic Christmas tunes, Waltzes, Polkas, Swing/Foxtrots and more!
The music will be tunes to dance to — songs remembered, our special favorites, and perhaps a few tunes reminiscent of days of yesteryear. Our musicians — Julie King on piano, Dave Bartley on guitar and mandolin, Karen Iglitzen on violin and Fred Nussbaum on cello — will play a glorious variety of dance music.
- 8:00 pm – Doors Open — music to mingle and dance
- 8:30 pm – Grand March/March of the Memories
- 8:40 pm – The Music of King, Bartley, Iglitzen and Nussbaum
- 9:40 pm – Dance Performances
- 10:00 pm – The Music of King, Bartley, Iglitzen and Nussbaum
- 11:00 pm – Closing Ceremony
- 11:00-11:30 pm – DJ’d music
- This schedule is subject to minor changes.
Coffee, Tea and Beautiful Treats. A no-host bar will be available as well.
$80/person available online or at the door.
$150/table of 8, in addition to tickets for Ball.
The Polish Home has a spacious lot to the north side of the building. Additional parking may be found on the street or take an Uber.
What To Wear?
Festive formal holiday attire — ball gowns, tea-length dresses, tuxes, dress suits and other formalwear. 'Tis the season to dress to sparkle!
The Grand March – We lead, you walk and follow the line. This is part of most every Ball and allows the guests to see and be seen.
A Special (and easy) Mixer will be taught and danced on the break.
Glittering Christmas Ball Prep Class
▶ Last Minute, Last Chance Ball Prep workshop
6:30-9:30pm, Thursday, November 29th
Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
We will cover Waltz, Foxtrot or Swing and One-Step or Polka. Mark your calendars — even if you are not going to the Ball, it will be a chance to add to your repertoire of dances. Go to our Registration Page under Glittering Christmas Ball to register or Email Lilli Ann that you're coming and if you're a lead or follow.
Kudos for Past Christmas Balls
"This was so magical: a cozy feel to the dance hall with all the charming decorations including ice skates and teddy bears sitting next to a fireplace; the dessert choices were abundant and gourmet bakery style, including gluten free; the music was joyous but gentle and so perfect for waltz, foxtrot, swing, and polkas; inspiring performances; a friendly bartender; an amiable photographer; and the most non-stop smiles I have seen at a dance. How elegant: the cocktail gowns were beautiful and it was nice to see the gents in tuxedos and gloves. Thank you, Lilli Ann Carey for the marvelous job you did bringing this all together!” — KL
“ The Ball was wonderful last night...beautiful dancers, great music, dear friends, scrumptious desserts, and a delightful hostess. Thank you, Lilli Ann Carey for creating this event.” — MG
“ Thank you so much for all the time, work and love that went into creating the Ball last night. It was such a beautiful evening, I’m glad I took lot’s of photos to remember the event. There were so many special moments to the evening and I especially liked the send off with the little bells of joy! Nicely done!” — WC