‘Why, it’s old Fezziwig! Bless his heart, it’s Fezziwig alive again!’

Join us for a memorable evening of historic dances themed around Charles Dickens’ classic novel, a Christmas Carol. We’ll have a cast of costumed characters and all your favorite dances. Our band will supply live music, and drinks will be provided. Join us for an evening of folk dance fun! This will be our last Fezziwig Ball at Lauritzen Gardens.

When: Friday, Dec. 15th, 2023

Where: Omaha Lauritzen Gardens Ballroom, 100 Bancroft St.

Cost to attend is $10 per person, or $40 per family, paid by cash at the door.

Registration is required for this event. Registration opens here on this page on November 17th, 2023. Marking yourself as “attending” on our facebook event does not count as registration.

We generally encourage parents not to bring very young children to this formal event. Ages 10 and up are suggested. Costumes and fancy dress welcome. We ask that attendees dress modestly.

If you are registering for a FAMILY, please just register ONCE, and put the number attending next to your name in the registration form. You will NOT receive a confirmation email.

Fezziwig Ball general schedule:

6:30pm, Doors open.

7pm sharp, Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig start the dance.

  1. Comical fellow – longways
  2. Trip to town-o – longways
  3. Waves of Tory – 4 cpl set
  4. Spanish waltz – 2 cpl sets

8pm, first intermission

  1. Juice of barley – longways
  2. La boulanger – 4cpl circle
  3. Lord Byron’s maggot – longways
  4. Ship’s Cook – 3 cpl set

9pm, second intermission

  1. Indian queen – longways
  2. Eastborne Rover – 3 cpl set
  3. Alice – longways waltz
  4. Gay Gordon, a circle mixer

8pm, First Intermission.

9pm, Second Intermission.

10pm, End Waltz: Silent night.

Check out our these posts to find out more about our annual Fezziwig ball:

Photo Recap of the Fezziwig Ball

What on earth is the Fezziwig Ball??

“But the great effect of the evening came after the Roast and Boiled, when the fiddler (an artful dog, mind! The sort of man who knew his business better than you or I could have told it him!) struck up ‘Sir Roger de Coverley.’ Then old Fezziwig stood out to dance with Mrs. Fezziwig. Top couple, too; with a good stiff piece of work cut out for them; three or four and twenty pair of partners; people who were not to be trifled with; people who would dance, and had no notion of walking.”