About The Snowball

About The Snowball

The Snowball 2021


The Snowball is held every year with the aim of raising a collection of toys for needy children in the Leeds & Harrogate areas. We have also been able to donate funds to a number of children's charities; most recently supporting the work of Springwater School, Starbeck.  

Other fantastic causes include Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group, the Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme, the children's ward at Leeds General Infirmary, Throstle Nest Riding for the Disabled, Digibete and Martin House. To find out more about the charities we have supported click here.

We're delighted to announce that the Snowball 2021 will be hosted again at The Old Swan, Swan Road, Harrogate. The event will be taking place from 7pm - 12.30am on Saturday 4th December. Save the date now!

The Old Swan is one of the most famous hotels in Harrogate, with a history going back nearly 200 years. Surrounded by pretty lawns and gardens, and just a short walk from the town centre, it combines Victorian splendour with contemporary luxury.

What's happening this year?

After a wonderful event in 2019, and the cancellation of The Snowball in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, we can't wait to welcome you back to what promises to be a momentous reunion!  You'll receive a glass of Prosecco on arrival along with some fun pre-dinner entertainment. You'll then enjoy a 3 course meal and dancing to kick the festive season off in style!

Sample Menu - 2019

Sloe Gin Cured Salmon, with Beetroot and Horseradish Textures, Soused Cucumber


Sweet Potato & Thyme Soup , Crispy Leeks (v)

Traditional Roast Turkey, served with Roast Potatoes, Cranberry Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Gravy. Honey Roast Parsnips, Brussel Sprouts & Carrots.

Garden Pea Risotto, Rocket & Parmesan Crisps & Pea shoots (v)
Glazed Seasonal Plum and Apple Tart with a Creme Anglaise 
Freshly- Brewed Tea or Coffee and Mince Pies

The Music

Back by popular demand, the fabulous Nightjars will be providing entertainment with music and dancing into the early hours! You can find out more about the band here: www.nightjars.co.uk 


A Gift for a Child

Guests are asked to bring new unwrapped toys for disadvantaged children. These gifts are impressively piled up on a sleigh upon arrival, and given to the NSPCC to bring Christmas smiles to as many families as possible! 

Dress Code


Black tie


"What a great night! I don't think I've ever been to a ball as much fun as the Snowball! I really hope I can make it next year."

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