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! In salute to Gershwin's genius & the inspiration of France, our jazz program will include interpretations inspired by "An American in Paris."
Enjoy an evening of music, wine, dance 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!
The event is presented in collaboration with the Art Museum of the Americas.
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.
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 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.
:::: Tentative Dessert Menu (Subject to change) - Served Until 10:00 PM ::::
Creme Brulee Napoleon
Chocolate Croustillant Bar
Choux a la Creme
Decadent Chocolate Cake Layered with Chocolate Cream & Raspberry Jam
Delightful Almond Opera Torte with Coffee & Chocolate Cream
Mini Chocolate & Coffee Eclairs
Petite Fruit Mousse: Mango, Cassis, Passion fruit
Swan Shaped Cream Puffs with Whipped Cream
Fruit & Strawberry Tarts
Pistachio Almond Cookie with Pistachio Cream
Lemon Meringue Tart
Heavenly Chocolate mousse delights
This year's French Embassy Holiday gala will include thee raffle opportunities courtesy of The Federal Savings Bank with all proceeds to benefit children with medical, educational and nutritional needs through the Hope Share Foundation.
1) $150 gift certificate to Le Diplomate + Bottle of Champagne + Mortgage Consultation
2) $150 gift certificate to Bistrot du Coin + Bottle of Champagne + Mortgage Consultation
3) $150 gift certificate to La Piquette + Bottle of Champagne + Mortgage Consultation
Raffle winners will be drawn from a hat on stage. Must be present to win. 100% of proceeds from the raffle to benefit children with medical, educational and nutritional needs through the Hope Share Foundation. Event and raffle details are subject to change.
All attendees must be 21 and over. Strictly no exceptions. IDs will be checked and validated by Embassy security.