SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Appearances throughout the night by cigarette girls, Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future!  Vintage Fair (food, vintage themed products) and Black Jack from 4pm-11pm.  “White Christmas” will be playing in the Harrison Ford Theater just next to the vending area at 7pm and 11pm “It’s a Wonderful Life” at approx. 9pm!  Sleigh rides throughout the night in our Christmas Village! 




4pm      DOORS for Seniors & VIPS

5pm         Doors open to general public

5pm         Caroling, Santa photos, ornament making station, sleigh rides, chestnut roasting station, ice carving and   glass blowing in outdoor Christmas Village


5-5:35pm     Swing dance lessons

5:35pm        Swing Dance Demos by Swing Friends, Boulder Swing Dance & 23 Skidoo! 

5:50 pm       Swing Dance Contest with 23 Skidoo Denver Swing Dance Troupe. Prizes to be presented by KUNC’s Wendy Wham!


6pm             Tribute to Pearl Harbor with The Forty Thieves White Christmas re-enactment, Honorary WWII Veteran thanks and Color Guard.

6:10-8:10pm     The Queen City Jazz Band and Dance Orchestra, and singles dance. 1940’s Christmas commercial break with Bing Crosby.


8:10-8-30pm  Hollywood Starlet Pin Up Contest hosted by our previous winner, Coco Soleil and crown to be presented by Colorado Miss Teen USA! 


8:30pm       Authentic Attire Contest hosted by Fox 31’s Dan Daru and Khyentse James--Just get out on the dance floor to enter! 


8:45pm        Sisters re-enactments, 23 Skidoo, “Mandy” performance with Blue Stocking BurlyQ.


9pm     Bing Crosby 1940’s commercial break

9-10pm                  The Queen City Jazz Band and Dance Orchestra

9:35pm                  White Christmas  Finale with Rosemary and Bing!

9:40pm                 Bing leads toast to Auld Lang Syne & New Years celebration/balloon drop w/band

9:45pm                  Group Conga line with Bing and Danny Kaye

10pm-10:10pm           The Doo Wop Dollz

10:10pm-11:40pm      Wanda Jackson and special guests The Living Deads!

11:40-11:45     Cora Vette and the Vavavettes perform Peggy Lee’s Winter Wonderland!

11:45pm-1am         The Living Deads with Special Guests






























"Merry Christmas, Movie House! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!"  Remember George Baily and Bedford Falls? We'll be re-making Main Street Bedford Falls at the Christmas Ball!



“As if we were thrown into a time machine, the [venue] was transformed into a perfect replica of a 1940s post-World War II holiday party. The fabulous event brought back all the warmth and nostalgia of a more simple time!  The Dean Bushnell’s 12-piece '40s dance orchestra played most of the night for over 1,000 guests in a set right out of the movie White Christmas. Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Act Reveille4, aerialist Brandy Dew and the Boulder Swing Dance and burlesque performances delighted the guests.” -- Metromoix

 

"Don't be afraid to get your boogie woogie on at this popular appreciation of the patriotism, energy and upbeat grooves that earned this special time in history the title of the Greatest Generation."  

 

"Don your classiest dancing duds and join in this celebration of the style, culture, music and spirit of the Swing Era." -- -Josie Klemaier/Weekly Plus