French Embassy Holiday Gala - An American in Paris
Attend on your own or with friends for an unforgettable and sophisticated rendezvous of jazz, French wine & desserts, followed by a Parisian discotheque with Dancing! The jazz performance will feature interpretations of "An American in Paris," a salute to Gershwin and the inspiration of the City of Light!
The French Embassy Holiday Gala will proceed as planned rain, shine or snow as mentioned on the event description below. We look forward to welcoming you to the Embassy of France!

Event Date

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Black tie optional or festive cocktail attire requested. All attendees must be strictly 21 and over and the French Embassy will be checking and validating all IDs.

Event Description

Escape a cold winter night  & join us at one of the most exciting and elegant evenings of the year at the Embassy of France as we present a stylish soiree to celebrate the holidays! Attend on your own or with friends for an unforgettable & sophisticated rendezvous of jazz, French wine & desserts followed by a Parisian discotheque with Dancing in the city of lights! 

Enjoy an evening of music, wine, & dancing along with delectable desserts reminiscent of the selections from a Parisian café. As you meet and socialize with other attendees, dance the night away to our jazz band followed by a DJ performing dance music from around the world. A luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights! Reserve your tickets now before they sell out and join us to celebrate the holidays in one of Washington's most magnificent embassies!

Guests will be served a delectable dessert buffet of Parisian desserts with an open bar. Please note that as stated on the agenda below, dinner is not served at the event so we recommend that you have dinner prior to arriving at the event. All attendees must be 21 and over.

Delightful Performance by our Jazz Trio
Enjoy a selection of jazz music. Our acclaimed Jazz Trio sets the scene for our Winter Gala with a magical prelude to a night of dancing.

VIP Admission
Reserve a VIP Ticket and join us at 8:00 PM for a VIP champagne reception with jazz for a magical prelude to your evening of dancing. Enjoy delectable and exquisite Parisian desserts created especially for you by the pastry chef at the French Embassy. Please note that dinner is not included in the event.

General Admission
General Admission guests join us at 9:00 PM for a continuation of our holiday inspired jazz performances followed by dancing the night away to our DJ performing dance hits from around the world. Enjoy delectable French desserts along with drinks at the open bar. Please note that dinner is not included in the event.

:::: Your exquisite evening includes:

:: Champagne reception from 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM for VIP Guests.
:: Open Bar with wine and spirits.
:: Delectable French desserts by the French Embassy Pastry chef
:: Enjoy music and dancing to our jazz trio
:: Parisian Discotheque Experience:Dance the night away to our DJ

Whether you attend on your own or with friends, join us to celebrate the holidays at the Embassy of France as a luxurious liaison awaits you in the City of Lights! Our holiday galas are always extremely well attended by individuals and groups alike. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out as only a limited number of discounted tickets are available. Ticket prices are subject to increase without notice as we approach the date of the event.

All attendees must be 21 and over. Strictly no exceptions. IDs will be checked and validated by Embassy security.


The French Embassy Holiday Gala will proceed as planned rain, shine or snow as mentioned on the event description below. We look forward to welcoming you to the Embassy of France!

Tickets

  No Tickets are currently available. For additional assistance, please contact us.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

Please note that the dance soiree will be held regardless of the weather and will go ahead rain, shine, or snow. Kindly note that by purchasing a ticket, you accept the responsibility to arrive at the Embassy of France. Due to expenses incurred, we are unable to offer refunds in the event you are unable to attend the event for any reason. Purchase of tickets constitutes your acceptance of our rain date policy and no-refund policy, as all ticket sales are final.

8:00 PM Admission for VIP Ticket Holders
~ VIP Reception with Champagne until 8:45PM
~ A selection of jazz and holiday favorites performed by a trio
~ Open bar with wine and spirits
~ Meet other VIP guests and diplomats in attendance
~ Enjoy an exquisite selection of Parisian desserts including creations by the French Embassy pastry chef
~ Kindly note that the VIP reception with champagne concludes at 8:45 PM

9:00 PM Admission for General Admission Ticketholders
~ Open Bar with wine & spirits
~ Delectable Parisian desserts served until 10:00 PM
~ Dance to our jazz trio until approximately 9:45 PM
~ Parisian Discotheque Experience: Dance the night away to thrilling dance music from around the world
~ Meet and socialize with over 250 guests

11:15 PM Bar service ends

11:30 Event Concludes

Guests will be served a delectable dessert buffet of Parisian desserts with an open bar. Please note that dinner is not served at the event so we recommend that you have dinner prior to arriving at the event.

Map/Parking

If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital.

Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus towards Sibley Hospital drops off directly in front of the embassy. Due to limited parking public transportation, a cab, or driving service is highly recommended.



Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.