The 24th Joint Scandinavian Christmas Ball, arranged by the 5 Nordic chambers of commerce, was held on Wednesday December 7th 2016 at The Westin Tokyo Hotel in Ebisu. This time we had a record of 277 persons enjoying the close to 6 hours of extravaganza SCCJ had 146 participants, DCCJ 31, FCCJ 50, ISCCJ 28 and NCCJ 22.
The ball started with a Lucia procession, this year with 22 children from the Childrens Choir of the Swedish School in Tokyo and greetings from the organizing committee, followed by four very powerfull gospel songs fron the Gosperl Choir of the Tokyo Baptist Church. Both Santa and RAsmus Klump a.k.a. Petzi paid a visit to the Ball, assisting in the many lotteries, one of the highlights of the evening. The dancing section, on strong request from participants in 2015, was opened up by a performance by the "ABBAn" tribute band followed by a much appreciated and powerfull "Viking Clap" by 'Halldór Elís Ólafsson', Trade Representative of Embassy of Iceland. The dancing continued until midnight to the tunes of great Brad and the Hitmen and with Guest Performance by Kenneth "Elvis" Hagås. Wow, what a night!
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To find out what the participants thought about the event and to be able to futher develop it, we are conducting a Participants' Survey. Among those who submit the survey we draw winners for three nice prizes!
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