Chicago House hits the slopes on Jan. 27

Sat. January 8, 2011 7:26 AM by News Staff

Champagne Wrapture SnowBall returns Jan. 27 to benefit Chicago House

Chicago, IL - Break out the bubbly for Chicago House's 9th annual Champagne Wrapture event, a traditional holiday-time fixture that has now landed on Thursday, Jan. 27.

"We want to kick off 2011 with a bang, so Chicago House introduced our best event of the year as our first event of the year," said Chicago House Special Events Manager, Jeremy Hilborn.

This year's event will feature bubbly inspired design-work by 30 local artists, all auctioned off to support Chicago House's housing and supportive services for men, women, and children affected by AIDS.

Guests will enjoy an indoor blizzard of winter surprises around every corner, including live entertainment by jazz vocalist Erin McDougald, and a sultry snow bunny themed fashion trunk show with designs by T. Jenese Thompson – all complimented by stunning views of the city and Millennium Park.

"We're just weeks away from Valentines Day, so whether you have a honey, or are searching for one, Champagne Wrapture SnowBall is a great stop to break out your winter white apparel and stay warm on a chilly January night," said Hilborn. "We're doing some really magical things this year."

Champagne Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka graciously return to sponsor winter libations, with hot eats from the Mid-America Club's award-winning kitchen. Event Co-Chairs are Scott Silverman, Matthew Harvat, Tom Segal, David Kaufman, and Christopher Hubbard.

Wrapture on Jan. 27th from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., atop the 80th floor of the AON Tower. The Mid-America Club, located at 200 East Randolph Street, will play host to this year's event, quaintly coined "SnowBall 2011: Clicquot in the Snow."

Tickets are still available at $75 in advance or for $85 at the door. For more information, visit or phone 773- 248-5200 x.303.

The event benefits Chicago House, which has provided permanent housing and supportive services to area men, women, and children affected by AIDS since 1985.