People dancing in a room decorated with flowers and lights at the Winter Wonderland Ball

Winter Wonderland Ball 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

8 p.m. – midnight | #WinterBallNYBG

Take Part in the Most Anticipated Night of the Gala Season

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Now in its 20th year, the Winter Wonderland Ball remains NYC’s most fashionable party of the holiday season, a black-tie event featuring cocktails, dinner, and dancing in sight of the Haupt Conservatory’s twinkling holiday display. Begin the evening with cocktails under the dome of the Palms of the World Gallery, toasting the Holiday Train Show® amid an expanded exhibition of trains, bridges, and tracks—a New York landscape in miniature built on decades of tradition. Afterward, join fellow guests in the Conservatory Tent for a party unlike any other, with gourmet dining, followed by a night of swirling gowns and perfect playlists.


Alex Assouline
Georgina Bloomberg
Natalie Bloomingdale
Peter Brant Jr.
Sarah Chilton
Martin Dawson
Anne Hathaway
Gillian Hearst
Hilary Rhoda
Ariana Rockefeller


Savannah Engel
Kerry Joyce
Serena Marron
Nicole Meyers
Laurence Milstein
Alexandra Porter
Zack Thain
Timo Weiland

Presented by

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Proceeds from the Winter Wonderland Ball support The New York Botanical Garden’s world-renowned Children’s Education Program.

NYBG’s dynamic educational facilities and broad range of innovative programs provide children, families, and teachers with year-round access and opportunities to connect with nature. Fun and engaging hands-on activities encourage nutrition awareness and environmental stewardship through inquiry-based curricula that include gardening and healthful eating as well as plant science and conservation. NYBG has been a pioneer and leader in this field—setting standards for institutions locally and nationally—and now serves 300,000 visitors, 90,000 students, and 3,000 teachers annually.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the Winter Wonderland Ball, please contact Heather Gries at 718.817.8657 or If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a contribution, please consider making a donation.