Holiday Ball


Holiday Ball is our annual fundraiser and celebration for our Membership and community. Holiday Ball has been a yearly tradition since 1927. At the 1941 Holiday Ball, the League held a contest to spur sales of war bonds, crowning four “queens” at the dance, one from each South Bend high school. This lead to our current tradition, the presentation of the “Senior Sons and Daughters,” made up of graduating seniors of current League members. Each year the Mary Lou Schwartz Award is presented annually at the Junior League of South Bend’s Holiday Ball in honor and memory of JLSB member and community volunteer, Mary Lou Schwartz. Established in 2003, this award recognizes the volunteer contributions of an outstanding woman from our community who exemplifies the successful volunteer fundraising spirit and ability demonstrated by the award’s namesake.

We look forward to celebrating on Saturday, December 7 at The Armory (727 South Eddy Street, South Bend, IN, 46615). Parking is available both at the entry level, as well as in the lot above the facility.

Attire for Holiday Ball is black tie preferred.

The reception begins at 6:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., and the presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dancing will follow at 8:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us for the 2019 Holiday Ball on Saturday, December 7 at The Armory in South Bend. Highlights of the evening will include celebrating our 2019 Mary Lou Schwartz Award winner, Kathy Malone Beeler, and honoring our senior sons and daughters. We look forward to a festive evening with our members and friends from the community.