The Avalon Ball 2015

These are a few of my favorite things....

We Are Off Again To The Avalon Ball... (Page One)

The 13th Annual Avalon Ball will allow you a glimpse of a glamorous bygone era. Enjoy the ocean breezes high above the moonlit waves, admire the sea-themed medallions set into rose-colored walls under an arching fifty-foot ceiling studded with Tiffany chandeliers, or join the dancers on a 10,000 square foot circular floor as Dean Mora and his Avalon Ball Orchestra play hits from the 1920s and 30s.

Now in it's 13th year, the Avalon Ball is a fantastic journey into the past when Big Bands played for huge audiences which were broadcast to the nation in the Art Deco Casino Ballroom built in 1929 and located in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island.

Completely restored just a few years ago, the ballroom retains its original romantic style -- a lavish medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, fifty-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas around the dance floor, and a vintage, full-service bar in back.

This magical night features an evening of dancing to music from the 1920s and 30s performed by Dean Mora & the Avalon Ball Dance Orchestra. Immerse yourself in glorious Deco opulence gliding across the 10,000 square foot dance floor surrounded by romantic ocean views.

We Are On Our Way (Page Three) - An uneventful trip across the sea!

Pre-Dinner Activities (Page Four) - The Von's run and celebrating on the Patio

Dining Friday Evening (Page Five) - Dinner and a movie... It's date night!

Saturday Activities (Page Six) - Gold, Silent Film, and having fun!

The Patio Transformation (Page Seven) - GRubbies to Gowns in just a few minutes

Saturday Dinner (Page Eight) - Dining in style at the Ristorente Villa Portofino

The Dance (Page Nine) - Tripping the light fantastic

Post Dance Cavorting (Page Ten) - A post dance nightcap!

Going Home Sunday (Page Eleven) - A good things must come to an end

A Comical Look At The Weekend - The "funnies"

The start was much different than last year!