This year’s Winter Ball will be all about the beauty and chill of Ice. Within an intricately crafted hall of ice, created by local artists, the ball will commence December 21st at 8 pm ET within the Winter Wonderland festival grounds.
Follow a trail lined by beautiful spirits of ice, illuminated from within, to a gracious palace crafted nearly entirely of ice. With soaring minarets and sweeping arches, it is a testament to the skill of the artists who have created this ephemeral structure.
Lights of cool blue and white will illuminate the ice sculptures while a cloud of fairy motes rise overhead, twinkling and shimmering. Projections will set off the decor and walls, shining falling snowflakes and aurora borealis against the ice randomly. Illusions of the snow beasts, from the tiny mink to the great polar bear, will prowl around the edges and corners of the hall.
The Sisters of the Dewy Leaf will be in attendance, these delightful little sprites will gladly cast cold resistance upon those politely requesting protection from the cold.
A buffet line of seafood, sushi, sashimi, and other delights on ice await the partiers, while a hot buffet provides delectable beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian shish kabobs and other finger foods. Hot beverages, alcoholic and non, will be served, along with hot chocolate and absinthe drinks. Seating will be carven ice benches covered in furs to keep things comfortable.
An icy bar provided with white sheepskin covered ice block seats will be serving vodka cocktails of all sorts, beers and champagne. The dance floor will be open and all of the best wintery music will be played, from Wizards of the North to Immigrant Song. The DJ will take requests, of course.
A warming room will be provided behind the hot buffet, of course, a snug little cedar cabin furnished with thick furs and a cozy fire, to thaw out as needed. Formal wear, please, but you may want to bring the mink.
(Live Event! Place all of your Icy duds here, and if you can’t make it, just drop in your char! Thank you so much to the SlimeMistress Michelle Montoya for helping. Don’t worry, the Summer in Winter Ball will be coming up soon!)