THE ORIGINAL
UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

TICKET SALES OPEN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

The biggest, wildest, sweateriest bash of the season

THE KNITTY GRITTY DETAILS

FRIDAY,
DECEMBER 18th, 2015

Reindeer, snowmen and bright knit trees galore. Join us in your festive eyesore!

COMMODORE BALLROOM, VANCOUVER BC
Doors open at 8:00pm

PRICING & DEADLINES

$30 through November 15
$35 beginning November 16

*Service charge extra
** Cost of the ticket includes: 1 beer from Parallel 49, cookies, candy canes and hugs

Now in it’s 14th year, the Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Party promises to include:

A visit from Saint Nick himself
Live music and a DJ
A festive sing-along
Spontaneous group dancing
Costume prizes for the Ugliest Sweater, Most Original Sweater, Best Moustache, and Group Costume
Pictures with grandma
Special guest appearances
Mistletoe and milk & cookies

OUR CAUSE

The Ugly Christmas Sweater movement is about basking in the hideous warmth of an ugly sweater, having fun
doing good, and creating smiles. Working with The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, we raise money
to fulfill a favorite wish for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Last year partiers helped us raise
$60,000 and create hope and happy memories for six children and their families.

Looking for a merry, sweatery way to grant a child a wish? Get involved.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Get Ugly

Feel the Music

Celebrate with Friends

Grant Wishes

GOT QUESTIONS?

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  • 1.Will there be tickets at the door?
     

    The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party sells out every year. We highly, HIGHLY recommend buying your tickets early to ensure that you are part of the sweatery fun.

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  • 2.What time does the party start?
     

    Doors open at 8:00pm. Let’s meet under the mistletoe at 8:01pm.

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  • 3.Where can I purchase tickets?
     

    Tickets can be purchased from all Ticketmaster outlets by phone at (604) 280-4444 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

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  • 4.Will there be food available?
     

    Besides free cookies and candy canes, the Commodore Ballroom offers a variety of reasonably priced food for purchase. You can also find a range of night-on-the-town food on Granville Street prior to or after the party, including: hot dogs, pizza, gyros, and more pizza.

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  • 5.What can I expect?
     

    Thanks for asking.  Remember the best Christmas you have ever had as a child?  The one where you breathlessly walked down the stairs in the early morning hours, and after glancing out the window at the Christmas lights glowing through a layer of freshly fallen snow you noticed a special package under the tree with your name on it?  And you realized that Santa had brought you the only thing you ever wanted for Christmas?? Well, this party will be just like that day, except you will be an adult, and there will be beer.  Oh and also live music, DJ, group dances and sing-alongs, mistletoe, gifts, contests, carollers, eggnog chugging competition, and maybe even a tickle fight! It will be a super time, and we would love to have you.

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  • 1.Is there a mandatory dress code?
     

    Yes, there is a mandatory dress code. Wear the cheesiest, ugliest, most festive clothing possible. Thinking of wearing something tasteful? Straight to Santa’s naughty list for you.

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  • 2.Got it. Do I have to wear a sweater though?
     

    Sweaters are not mandatory. Festive dress code is. ‘Festive’ encompasses a wide range of possibilities in our book. Think ski- suit, pajamas, red and green leotards, body paint, candy cane costumes, snowballs, Buddy the elf, an advent calendar……bottom line: be creative!  We have even been known to give out prizes to the “ugliest” dressers, so look your worst, and you may be this year’s winner!

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  • 3.Where can I find an Ugly Christmas Sweater?
     

    Stop by your nearest Sally Ann or Value Village, raid Grandma’s wardrobe or simply search “ugly Christmas sweater” and get your online shop on. Extra points for elves, wreathes and Christmas tree lights. Got some time on your hands? DIY it with an old sweater. Add glitter fabric pen details, sew on jingly bells, add ribbon, the ideas and aisles of Michaels are endless.

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  • 4.The tickets cost $35; where does the money go?
     

    The party is organized and operated by volunteers. After event expenditures, the proceeds are donated to Children’s Wish Foundation to help grant a wish for a seriously ill child.  Get ugly and grant wishes!

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  • 5.What kind of crowd can I expect?
     

    We encourage anyone who loves the spirit of Christmas and who enjoys celebrating the season to join us at the party, whether you are 19 or 99!   It is always a great crowd who is there to have fun and spread holiday cheer.  Only humbugs are asked to stay away.

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