On Friday afternoon,lDecember 14, 2012, the BABC Los Angeles will throw their 53rd annual Christmas Luncheon. The renowned Starlight Ballroom at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica will be transformed by a spirited Merry Christmas Celebration in Grand British Tradition.
This festive event features traditional British holiday fare and has become a celebrated favorite with our members and guests alike. Each year our Christmas Party draws over 500 people, including celebrities; prominent leaders from high profile business, aerospace, manufacturing, legal and entertainment companies; local political figures and many distinguished guests of the British and European Consulates.
Festivities begin at 11:30 am with a hosted Champagne Reception and Silent Auction, which features a wide variety of items and fantastic vacations, both domestic and abroad. The traditional sit-down Christmas Luncheon, complete with all the trimmings, is accompanied by entertainment. Notable speakers and performers have included Sir Ken Robinson, renowned producer Mark Burnett, basketball legend Gary Payton, Joan Collins, Roger Moore and some of LA's most talented musicians, who have played alongside the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Rod Stewart and George Michael, among many others. A Grand Raffle featuring spectacular trips will round out the afternoon.