The 2018 PYA Christmas Ball was again a fun night where we welcomed a mixture of crew and shore-based professionals, different nationalities, ball veterans and freshers! Many people said afterwards that the 2018 event was again the start of their festive season and a great fun night, so let’s continue this trend for the 2019 event!
Guests were able to have their photo taken against the backdrop of the beautiful Carlton Christmas tree and after collection of their photo, drinks and a selection of delicate canapés ensued, whilst Saxogreg played a sophisticated blend of jazz and soul music.
The guests were then shown to their tables in the grand ballroom, which had been beautifully decorated with Art Deco flower arrangements. Sparkling wine (kindly provided by Riviera Wine) and a welcome from PYA CEO Andy Crawford after which a fantastic three course dinner was served to guests. Meanwhile, the superb Saxogreg entertained us we his unique style of high-energy acoustic music.
A fun photobooth was popular where guests could play around with props and fancy dress in front of the camera, and take home a print out or upload the image directly to social media. The annual PYA Christmas raffle was again full of great prizes donated by our kind supporters.
The headline event of the evening was the ever-brilliant Blah Blah, who kept the dance floor crammed as we partied the night away until the small hours!
Thank you to all our guests for coming and making the night such immense fun. Thank you yo all our generous sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible: Burgess, Riviera Wine, MYBA, Yotspot, Harmonie Rock Therapy and Extreme Nautic.
A few comments from the guests:
- Great night! - Valerie Bluewater
- Thank you for a brilliant evening - Harmonie Rock Therapy
- Thanks to their entire team for organising such a fun event. - YPI
- An Absolutely Fabulous Evening at The PYA Christmas Ball! - The Crew Network