Hello Monaco magazine Winter 2018 - issue HM02 - Page 123

Partner Event TM MONTE-CARLO TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS T he «Bal de Noël» has been delighting Monegasques for 11 years. This prestigious charity gala has become a «must of the Monegasque Calendar». Internationally oriented, this extravagant event appeals to leading figures from all over the world to spend a terrific night and support a good cause. Over the last 11 years, the «Bal de Noël» has been linked with different cities of the world, including London, St Moritz, Lugano, Moscow, and New York. The guests of the «Bal de Noël» are put in the heart of Christmas with an outstanding Christmas decoration; a traditional Christmas dinner is always followed by a prestigious raffle and by an auction held by Sotheby’s in favour of a specific association. This year, the «Bal de Noël» will take place at 8.30 pm on December 16th, 2017 in the glamorous Salle Belle Époque at the Hôtel Hermitage. During this evening, a prestigious auction sale by SOTHEBY’S will take place to raise funds in favour of the Foundation «Princesse Charlène de Monaco». Sandrine Garbagnati-Knoell, founder of the «Bal de Noël» is honoured to support such a great cause whose primary objective is to save lives by fighting against drowning. Five Stars Events has decided on a completely different theme for this year’s ball. The new «Jungle» theme promises to be different and innovative compared to the previous years, and will surprise and enchant the guests. International Committee of Action The glamorous TV presenter Victoria SILVSTEDT will present and liven up the fantastic raffle. Many VIP will attend this event as Andrea T Mendoza, DJ Resident in Billionaire, will heat the dance floor. The «International Committee of Action» is made up this year of: S.A.R. la Princesse Camilla de BOURBON des DEUX-SICILES, Duchesse de Castro, between Rome, Paris and Monaco, Lady Monika del CAMPO BACARDI OF BAYFIELD HALL, Marquise Roberta GILARDI-SESTITO from Lugano, Anne BLACK from New York, Donatella CAMPIONI from Monaco, Ekatarina BUTORINA from Moscow, Lene GIANNI from Rome, Elisa GIUSTI from Florence, Celina LAFUENTE de L