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5th Annual Downtown Santa Ball
The Downtowner Magazine is proud to sponsor our Downtown Santa Ball on Thursday, December 15th, from 7-10pm in order to help children in need and to provide what might be the only gift they receive this holiday season. We're pleased to have Downtown Raleigh Marketing as our partner at this year's event. 100% of proceeds and all gifts will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County. The event will be held at the Union Tavern located in the Depot building of the Warehouse District (directions below).


This year’s event will feature great food donated by some of Triangle’s top local chefs:
Chef Chris Hylton, The Mint Restaurant
Hector & Joel Ibarra, Jibarra Restaurant
Chef/Owner David Mao, David's Dumpling and Noodle Shop
Chef/Owner Jake Wolf, Capital Club 16
Chef Jeremy Clayman/Woody Lockwood/Chris Powers, Busy Bee
Bill Kalyvas, Taverna Agora
Brandon Klintworth, Bada Bing Pizza

Beer and wine will also be complimentary, provided by Big Boss Brewing Company and Epicure Distributing. A cash bar will be available for other spirits. A real live Santa (John Snipes) will be on hand to help get us in the holiday spirit.

We’ll have plenty of giveaways throughout the night for great door prizes including Hurricanes and Carolina Railhawks tickets, passes to the North Carolina Theatre, Carolina Ballet, NC Symphony, and NC Opera, $50 and $25 gift certificates to Jibarra, Solas, Sono, Spize Café, and Oxford, tickets to Goodnight’s Comedy Club, and much more.

The suggested donation for entry is an unwrapped toy (any age range between 5 and 14) with a retail value of at least $20. For those who might forget or simply make a last minute decision, we will be accepting a $30 donation at the door (cash or check only please). Suggested attire is suit and tie for the gents and dresses for the women, but feel free to come as you are because the most important reason for coming is to collect toys for the kids.

If you're interested in donating a door prize, or bringing buy a toy in advance of the party, please call 919.821.9000.

The Union Tavern is located at 327 West Davie Street in the Warehouse District downtown (just a block from the Raleigh Amphitheatre. [Click here for Google location map]. Plan on staying after for great live music!

We look forward to seeing you there!