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Christmas Gala 2019

December 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Doors open 5:00 PM

Entertainment 6:00pm – 8:00 PM

Join us for the best party of the year! Cosmos, mocktails, great food, live auction, fantastic music, and surprises – it’s all here! In gratitude for YOU, the Staff and Leadership Council have put together 6 AMAZING baskets we’ll be giving away throughout the night – you only have to show up for a chance to win! Dress in your fanciest, or your best 80’s garb, or whatever you’re most comfortable in – just be here! Free childcare is provided!

GALA Volunteers Needed!

If you’ve attended the Gala before, but have never volunteered – this is your year! We know everyone wants to have an amazing time – we only need 45 minutes before or after the entertainment, to help with set-up, check-in, food, or clean-up. Stop by the Connection Center on your way out to sign up or email Renee Neswadi.

GALA Desserts Needed!

We need 800 single-serving desserts! Cookies, brownies, gluten-free delectables – just no nuts, please! Drop off your desserts Sunday morning, 12/8 on a disposable plate. Contact Chris Clements to let her know what/how much you can bring! Thank you!!

We are auctioning off 7 amazing experiences.

All these experiences have been generously donated, so 100% of your gift goes toward our $50,000 goal.

The following are the descriptions of our experiences this year, and we are focusing on “less stuff, more community”. Six of these experiences are “Belonging Dinners” and one is a “Gigantic Family Fun Party”. You and your friends could form a group to bid on an experience together, or your deepen group, or you could decide to bid on 1 or 2 spots and show up on your own, or with a friend or partner. We also have “Buy Now” options. You can donate now and receive the entire party, or donate for a spot at a party. Giving early guarantees your spot or spots for particular parties! Donation amounts are listed below. Contact Jeana at jeana@highlandschurchdenver.org to reserve your spots! Think creatively and have fun. Whether you choose to bid on the live auction items or not, we hope you will consider a year end gift to Highlands Church.

New Year’s Resolutions Be Damned!
Southern cuisine for 10
Want to throw those New Year’s diet resolutions out the door in one meal?! Then come over to Monique & Brett Johnson’s house where we’ll celebrate southern cuisine in all its rich and decadent glory! Over multiple courses, we’ll explore the fresh and the deep fried – seafood, BBQ, Cajun and Creole! Each delectable course will be a paired with drinks, or non-alcoholic drinks if preferred. We welcome and love all!!! With fabulous background music, incredible company, and a semi-professional waiter and cook, we guarantee it will be a fabulous night!!!
Monique and Brett can accommodate vegetarians, and vegans if they only drink wine.
This decadent experience will be January 18, 2020
Buy Now: Donation for all 10 spots: $5000
Donation for 1 spot: $500

Enchanted Garden Party with Leanne De Vos and Mark Tidd
A garden party for 10
Happy hour will include a tour of their fabulous gardens on Lowell Boulevard. A selection of plants grown in our garden will be potted and available for guests to take home, along with expert advice for how to get the plants in the ground and keep them alive! Gourmet dinner with a vegetarian option will be enjoyed in the tranquil beauty of our private backyard. Mark and Leanne can accommodate vegetarians.
This beautiful experience will be June 27, 2020
Buy Now: Donation for all 10 spots: $8000
Donation for 1 spot: $800

The Perfect Bite!
Sushi for 10
The Perfect Bite. Join us for a truly unique culinary experience in an intimate setting. Danielle Torres is a sushi chef hailing from the Salt Lake/Park City Utah area who dishes up some of the most creative sushi, paired with exceptional service. She will travel to Denver with fresh fish in tow to prepare a 10 course, private sushi experience with Megan and Amy Ivy, at their home. You will also enjoy paired cocktails/wine (or mocktails if desired), inviting conversation and live acoustic music. This will be a child free, several hour event so please be prepared to set aside some “you time” to be indulged. Cheers! Megan and Amy can accommodate gluten free and pescatarian preferences.
The date is still to be determined, but will be July or August.
Buy Now: Donation for all 10 spots: $10,000
Donation for 1 spot: $1000

A Night In Tuscany
A multi course Italian dinner for 10 (and it’s not spaghetti!)
Jennie and Kevin Lewis would like to invite you to a meal inspired by the beauty and flavors of Italy. You will enjoy a wine infused summer evening on a flower filled patio. An aperitivo will be served, followed by an antipasto course, and a primo course. You will then be treated to a secondo course, with a choice of prosciutto stuffed chicken with mushroom sauce or a filet mignon with gorgonzola sauce, each served on a bed of mashed potatoes with garlic, mascarpone and caramelized leeks. The dolce will be chocolate crème brulee, or fresh berries and cheese, accompanied by home roasted café. And you are not done, a digestivo of limoncello or port will also be served! Jennie and Kevin can accommodate gluten free and vegetarian preferences.
Date to be determined
Buy Now: Donation for all 10 spots: $5000
Donation for 1 spot: $500

A Night On The Town With Cap City Tavern
A prime rib dinner for 10
Dino and Piper McTaggart invite you to Cap City Tavern for a Sous Vide Prime Rib dinner, paired with select wine. The dinner will include salad and dessert. At Tap City, I use the latest cooking techniques, and choose ingredients that as a chef & lifetime foodie, I have come to love for their flavor, texture & quality. We are located in downtown Denver with great parking, friendly staff, and professionally trained chefs. Cap City Tavern is designed with a detailed approach to good food, great drinks, and a cozy atmosphere.
Dino can accommodate gluten free and vegetarian preferences.
Date will be determined.
Buy Now: Donation for all 10 spots: $5000
Donation for 1 spot: $500

A Brazilian Experience with Caio and Mariel Santos
Brazilian dinner experience for 8
Not only will the food be deliciously authentic, the whole experience will give you a taste of my colorful, rich country and culture. I hope you will join Mariel and I for some caipirinhas, Brazilian games, music, and more. Caio and Mariel can accommodate gluten free preferences.
Date will be determined
Buy Now: Donation for all 8 spots is $2500
Donation for 1 spot: $325

Family Fun at 891!
Water slide party with lunch for 100!
This is a summer giant water slide party for everyone! Families, adults and kids of all ages! Lunch, drinks and games, featuring “The Inflatable Kingdom Adult Water Slide” all afternoon! Jenny and Kristy can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free preferences.
This party will be Sunday, August 9th from 12:30-4:30 pm
Ticket bundles are as follows (and may be purchased ahead of time by contacting jeana@highlandschurchdenver.org):
“Party Pack” -10 tickets: $1500
“Small Party Pack” 6 tickets: $900
“Buddy Pack” 4 tickets: $600
“BFF Pack ”2 tickets: $300
“Solo” 1 ticket: $150


December 8, 2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Holiday Theatre
2644 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211 United States
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