The 2016 Christmas in the Sky celebrates the 17th biennial black-tie, glitzy, glamorous, internationally award-winning, fundraiser for the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

“BEATLEMANIA” in 2010, “APOCALYPSE WOW” in 2012 and “SKY ROCKS” in 2014 are past themes from the creative minds behind Christmas in the Sky.

The 2016 theme was kept secret by The Shreveport Regional Arts Council until last night at the big kickoff party. Pam Atchison, SRAC Executive Director revealed the theme by way of game show clues. It wasn’t until the last clue did guests realize they were being pulled down a giant rabbit hole. Get it? The theme is based on “Alice in Wonderland” and titled “We’re All Mad Here.”

The 2016 Christmas in the Sky “We’re all Mad Here” will take place on Dec. 10 (7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.) at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs.

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Mad Hatter and White Rabbit at the 2016 Christmas in the Sky Kick-Off Party

Look for Alice, the Red Queen, the Chesire Cat, Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and the White Rabbit to dazzle and entertain guests. The food and entertainment promise to be fabulously playful with the theme:

  • 10 stages feature live professional entreatment
  • 13 bars showcasing the region’s generous “spirited” libations provided by Republic National Beverage Company, Eagle Distributing Company, and Coca-Cola Shreveport.
  • 11 themed hot and cold buffets
  • Ice sculptures capturing the overall theme and buffets beckoning guests to “Eat Me” and “Drink Me”

Christmas in the Sky generates funds to support important community arts programs produced by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council for the 10 parishes of Northwest Louisiana.

Tickets are $280 and are available Nov. 1 — visit shrevearts.org for more details.