Holly Ball - Friday 16th December 2016

The Holly Ball, the largest social evening on the rowing calendar and the best way to start your Christmas celebrations, will be held at the Grand Hotel on Friday 16th December 2016, 9pm - 2am.

  • You will be greeted with a complimentary Glass of Fizz on your arrival (before 10:30pm).
  • Our professional photographers will be on hand to photograph you in all your finery in the setting of the Grand Hotel. Photographs will be printed and available for purchase throughout the evening.
  • We have 10-piece soul, funk, disco, ska and rock band Area 52 (area52theband.moonfruit.com) bringing their high energy show to the Devonshire Suite.
  • Bill Ding and The Skyscrapers (www.bdsmusic.uk) will be getting everyone dancing in the Gainsborough.
  • In between bands, we have two fantastic discos to keep you going well into the early hours.
  • And don't forget to get into the Christmas spirit by joining us for Carols at midnight.

Carol Singing at Midnight
The singing of Christmas Carols at Midnight is a well established tradition of The Holly Ball. Carol Sheets will be available on the night, but if you want to be prepared you can download it here.
The last carol is Torquay Rowing Club's traditional carol 'Come Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl'. If you want to learn it beforehand you can check it out here.

Dress Code
Strictly Black Tie Only, so that's Dinner Jackets and Bow Ties for the gents and Ankle Length Dresses for the ladies. We're afraid that failing to adhere to the dress code will result in being refused entry to the Ball.

Apply for Tickets
Tickets are now only available to buy in person at the Torquay Rowing Club Boathouse at specified times - Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details or email hollyball@torquayrowingclub.co.uk.
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