Thursday, December 17th at 6:30pm Via ZOOM
The holidays present a unique opportunity to connect with friends and loved ones near and far. While holiday gatherings are going to look quite different in 2020, the festive sentiment remains the same.
We are looking forward to hosting our annual Holiday Gala, with a twist:
We will be streaming it directly to your living room!
Even Santa Claus is now looking at this event!
“Literally” Home for the Holidays Gala 2020 will include:
An opportunity to see and safely celebrate with all of your friends,
as well as be entertained by some fabulous talent!
An Exclusive Virtual Classic Holiday Concert
The Leonardo premier Silent Auction with live final prize!
Two breakout rooms of your choice featuring:
A guided wine discovery and tasting presented by La Dolce Vigna
An online showcase of the best Italian Christmas Traditions
Streamed music by a Live DJ
VIP Experience and so much more!
The Event Schedule
At 6:30PM we will open the evening get-together, greeting old and new friends. The evening will start with a beautiful Christmas Concert.
After the concert, two breakout rooms will open, one for a Guided Wine Discovery and Tasting and another one for a creative exploration of Italian Christmas Traditions. (You can choose which room in advance.)
Around 7:30PM the evening will go ahead with the Silent Auction Showcase followed by the Live Drawing of the Night’s Grand Prize. We will conclude this event with holiday music hosted by a local DJ.
The Event Committee
Honorary Event Chair: Annmaria Di Giorgio, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
Event Chair: Sarah Battaglia
Committee: Enrica Cavalli and Elisabetta Nelsen
The Breakout Rooms
Guided Wine Discovery and Tasting
Learn about sparkling Italian wines and why they are so popular during the holidays. VIP Guests will have 2 bottles of wine delivered to their door for the guided tasting.
Classic Italian Christmas Holiday Traditions
Immerse yourself in the Old World traditions of the Christmas Season, from the history of the display of the Nativity to the various regional icons of Santa Claus and La Befana who bring joy and love to children around the world.
The VIP Experience
The VIP experience is a real treat! You will receive a Basket of Italian goodies delivered to your door before the event, including 2 bottles of wine and warm items to make your holiday even more festive. Sign up in advance to make sure your package arrives in time.
The Leonardo Silent Auction
Our auction will feature many collectible classic items reproducing the Leonardo da Vinci work. The auction will open on December 10th.
Every participant will receive a raffle ticket to win a double magnum (3 liters) of wine for the holidays! Sign up now. We are looking forward to a wonderful holiday celebration of entertainment, interaction and fun!