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 from 5-7 in our Christmas Village! 




4pm      DOORS for Seniors & VIPS

4:30pm         Doors open to general public

4:30-5:30pm     Swing dance lessons and competition

5pm         Caroling, Santa photos, ornament making station, sleigh rides, chestnut roasting station at gate.


5:30pm             Tribute to Pearl Harbor with 1940’s Hula dancers and Taiko drummers (Tribal Misfits), The Forty Thieves White Christmas re-enactment and our Honorary WWII Veteran thanks.


5:45-8:45pm     The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra Tribute to Glenn Miller, Taxi Dancing (get a dance partner here!) with Boulder Swing Dance at right of stage.


6:50-7:00  Sisters re-enactment with Blue Stocking, Swing Dancing demonstration.


8:00-8:10  Jimmy Stewart, Clarence Odbody from “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Wendy Wham host our 1940’s Christmas Radio Show.   Swing dance demonstration.


8:45-9pm  Hollywood Starlet Pin Up Contest hosted by our previous winner, Karamel Sutra!


9-10pm                  The Hot Tomatoes 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


10:00-10:15    Authentic Attire Costume Contest hosted by Dan Daru and Khyentse James.  Special “Mandy” performance with Blue Stocking BurlyQ.


10:15pm-12:15pm      The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra Rat Pack Tribute with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. LIVE!


12:15-1am For all those who want to continue dancing, we have a special treat, Cora Vette’s new 1940’s Band will close out the night!































"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