COVID-19 is cancelling a lot of traditional events this holiday season. But you can still celebrate the seasons in style by logging in to one of the many virtual galas, gala-worthy performances, and elaborate holiday parties that are available online.
How to Attend a Virtual Gala with Your Furry Friend
Because you’ll be joining from home, you can invite your favorite furry friend to the party. Better yet – both of you can bring the bling by dressing to the nines, thanks to our GALA collection of rhinestone dog collars and leashes.
These swarovski-studded sets come in black and red leather and include a collar, leash, and waste bag holder, all made from luxurious Italian leather. As a bonus, we’ll make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County for every GALA collection purchase: $10 per GALA collar and $5 for each GALA leash and each GALA bag holder you buy.
If you buy the whole set, you’ll generate a $20 donation to support the local community in Orange County.
Top Virtual Galas To Attend This Season
Now that you know what your pup will be wearing, the next step is to decide which virtual galas to attend together.
Since you’ll be logging in from home, there’s no need to limit yourself by location. And in many cases, even if you miss the live event, you can still celebrate the season by re-living the moment online, on your own time.
We have highlighted three gala-worthy events below. If you want more, follow Puppy Panache on Instagram for daily tips on additional online events and performances guaranteed to brighten the holiday season.
Virtual Gala #1: Glide 2020 Holiday Jam: Rise Up for Change
This annual fundraising gala for Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco features live performances by nationally- and internationally-recognized artists. Over the past decade, those performers have included Sheila E., members of the Doobie Brothers, Grammy Award winning singers India.Arie and Lisa Fischer, and Grammy-nominated Goapele.
The dance-in-the-aisles-style event draws a wide range of attendees, from San Francisco’s wealthiest residents to the beneficiaries of Glide’s community services, which include free meals, after-school programs, crisis intervention, adult education, and harm-reduction for HIV and Hepatitis C.
Joan Baez and Michael Franti headlined this year’s event, which took place on November 19. Lucky for us, the Glide 2020 Holiday Jam is still available online, and is free for anyone to enjoy. Of course, you can still make a donation if you choose.
Virtual Gala #2: Andrea Bocelli Christmas Concert on December 12 (only)
Opera lovers rejoice! Beloved Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and his daughter Virginia will be performing a Christmas concert from the famous Teatro Regio de Parma on December 12.
Believe in Christmas will live-stream from the empty opera house in Parma, Italy. Bocelli will perform songs from his latest album, Believe, accompanied by a full orchestra and special guests.
The multi-camera event, directed by Franco Dragone of Cirque Du Soleil, promises to delight and surprise. Tickets are available online for $25 each, with an opportunity to make an additional donation to Plus1 Covid-19 Relief Fund. This event is only available as a live-stream event, so mark your calendar and buy tickets now if you don’t want to miss it.
Virtual Gala #3: Dickens Fair at Home
Break out the bonnets, bustles, and button-up boots for a Victorian-era celebration that spans the years from Christmas Past to Christmas Present to Christmas Future. The insanely popular Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party has gone virtual.
Each weekend in December features a different line-up of storytelling, cooking demonstrations, family-friendly activities, and shopping opportunities. Take a stroll down Petticoat Lane, belly up to the bar at Mad Sal’s Dockside Alehouse, and sing along with the Fezziwig Family – all from the comfort of your very own home.
No matter what, how, or with whom you celebrate, everyone here at Puppy Panache wishes you a safe, sane, and delightful holiday season.
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