SPAC Winter Ball Tickets Giveaway

image003SPAC’s Winter Ball is coming up and we are loving this year’s theme. Inspired by SPAC’s upcoming Bolshoi Ballet engagement and the excitement surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the theme for SPAC’s popular winter gala will be “The Winter Ball: A Russian Whiteout.” The event, slated for Saturday, February 22 at 8pm in Saratoga’s glamorous and historic Hall of Springs, is a fundraiser for classical programming presented by SPAC’s Junior Committee.

Guests at this year’s event will be transported to a virtual Russian winter wonderland as organizers plan to transform the ballroom of the Hall of Springs into a winter palace, complete with ice sculptures, martini ice luges, a Russian vodka bar courtesy of Tovaritch Vodka, generous and hearty Tsar-worthy fare, a blizzard photo booth by Heather Bohm Tallman, a raffle with glittering prizes, live music by Saving Atlantis and dancing. Guests are encouraged to don cocktail attire with a Russian twist for the chance to win SPAC event tickets and be crowned best dressed “Russian Ice Queen” and “Moscow Mafia Man,” respectively.

Marking its fourth year in 2014, the Winter Ball has quickly become known as a “can’t miss” among the region’s young professionals for its fun themes, great live music and mouthwatering cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  With nods to pop culture and icons, time periods, and popular television shows, past themes have included “Mad Men,” “Bond: Shaken not Stirred,” and most recently, “Dallas: Everything’s Bigger in Texas.”

“Last year’s ‘Dallas’ Winter Ball was a huge success for SPAC and tremendous fun for guests with mechanical bull rides and a southwestern flavor,” said Meredith von Schenk, the Winter Ball Co-Chair. “This year we are putting the winter back in ‘Winter Ball’ for a truly elegant and enchanting evening complete with ice sculptures, martini ice luges, faux fur and of course, vodka. Guests will be blown away by this blizzard ball.”

“The Junior Committee’s Winter Ball has become one of SPAC’s most popular fundraisers. Not only does the Junior Committee throw a great party, but the evening is a wonderful way to support SPAC in our off-season,” said Marcia J. White, SPAC’s President and Executive Director. “Based on the success of last year’s sell-out event, we encourage people to purchase their tickets now.”

SPAC’s fabulous Junior Committee at last year’s Winter Ball

SPAC’s fabulous Junior Committee at last year’s Winter Ball

SPAC’s Junior Committee, formed in 2010, consists of rising young professionals from in and around the Capital Region. The goal of the Committee is to assist SPAC in fundraising, donor cultivation and outreach among their peers. Proceeds raised at the Committee’s Winter Ball help underwrite the classical programming and educational activities of SPAC’s summer season.

Here on Toga Tattlers we are giving away TWO tickets to this year’s Winter Ball courtesy of SPAC ($150 total value)! One winner will receive both tickets for this great event, and all you have to do to enter is make sure you “like” our page on facebook here and comment below with why YOU want to go to The Winter Ball: A Russian Whiteout. One winner will be drawn at random and notified via email on Friday, February 14th at 5pm.

For more information about The Winter Ball, click here or contact Kristy Godette,  or 518-584-9330 ext. 109.  For information on the special Gideon Putnam Winter Ball Overnight Package, contact Deanna Kirk at The Gideon Putnam at 518.226.4752. Tickets, $75 in advance and $80 after February 19th, are available at

8 thoughts on “SPAC Winter Ball Tickets Giveaway

  1. I am a “young professional” that just recently branched out on my own. I have formed a nonprofit that will raise awareness and fund neuroscience research for two rare conditions that have affected my son. This would be a great opportunity for me to network and connect with other local professionals. Thank you for this opportunity!

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