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$40 in advance (children 12 and under not permitted)
$45 at door
NOTE: Seniors and those with a reserved table, can come early at 4pm for seating and cocktail hour. (If you are under 65 and are bringing a senior you are also welcome to arrive at 4). If you are bringing a WWII veteran please register them here for special VIP seating and a thank you from the stage! WWII Veteran Registration here
Dinner items and appetizers will be available for purchase (cash or credit) Menu HERE. Wine, beer, champagne & cocktails available for purchase (cash only bar). ATM on site.
Tickets sell fast and we have limited tickets for sale for this event, please book early--our events consistently sell out. We hope to see you in December!
Coat check will be available
ATTIRE: We strongly advise 1940‘s and 50‘s holiday themed evening attire, party dresses and/or uniforms. Actual vintage dress is best, however if you cannot find period attire to wear, women can wear a modern dress that is cut like those from the era with vintage accents such as vintage jewelry and/or a flower in their hair and men can wear a modern suit that looks similar to those of the era with accents like a fedora, suspenders or a bow tie. MORE DETAILS here.
SEATING: Except for Reserved Seating, this is not a seated event, however we will have plenty of table seating for dinner and to rest in between dancing and enjoying the activities throughout the event, on a first come first serve basis. These seats cannot be reserved.
If you would like a reserved table for your party to sit at throughout the event, we have limited 2-10 person shared tables. Please see reserved pricing above.***Tables include parking, reserved seating throughout the event and entrance for party (in special VIP only area), complimentary VIP hors d'oeuvre table, 2 drinks coupons per person, VIP only bar. If you purchase a full 10 top, you can add guests to your table at your discretion for $100 per person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more (General Admission only, we do not offer any discounts on reserved tables for groups). Please email us for details at email@example.com.
Tickets are non refundable, however they are transferable.
ACCOMMODATIONS: If you're looking for a great deal on a hotel room near Wings, we have a special deal with The Holiday Inn (about 2 miles from the venue) at a rate of $84. Call 855-914-1373 to book and mention the 1940’s White Christmas Ball to get the discount click here.
When & Where
1940's Ball NFP
“The birth of this ball began in the 1940s, when founder Khyentse James' grandparents met at a Pennsylvania radio station (WCDL Carbondale). Her grandmother was a singer and her grandfather became an announcer upon his return from World War II duty. Years later, their love story inspired Khyentse's passionate interest in the culture and music of the 1940s that brought her grandparents together. It was when Khyentse was working at the Boulder Airport and earning her pilot's license that she got the idea to hold an event in the large hangar to celebrate that culture.
The event saw huge success and media coverage in its beginning years and now the 1940s World War II Era Ball is a vibrant and fun-filled community celebration of the Swing Era. Don your classiest dancing duds and join in this celebration of the style, culture, music and spirit of the Swing Era. Circa-World War II vehicles and planes will surround the large, open hangar of the Boulder Airport under the stars of the warming, summer evening. 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.” -Josie Klemaier
The 1940’s Ball NFP -- a non profit organization, produces 2 annual events: The 1940’s WWII Era Ball and the 1940's White Christmas Ball. Our mission is to create community and cultural connections that cross generations, genres and borders through celebrating the music, dance & culture of the 1940’s and 50’s. We aim to provide quality performances & educational opportunities which will not only inspire those who already love the “The Greatest Generation,” but will also introduce others to it.
When you buy a ticket to the Ball, you're not only going to have a great night with our community learning about and celebrating the 1940’s, but you’re also helping to support our veteran heroes and the preservation of aviation history. The 2016 1940's Ball benefits The Colorado 10th Mountain Division and The Commemorative Airforce. We will also be making a donation to Broken Shovels Animal Rescue and Farm Sanctuary. So far we have donated over $68,000 to our charities!