It is time for a holiday tradition in downtown Raleigh - the Jingle Ball.
The Capital City Clauses have been hosting this annual fundraiser for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer Program for the past 18 years. Last year, the group collected nearly 5,000 toys.
Their goal is to collect 5,500 toys this year.
The ball is this Thursday at the Marbles Kids Museum and will include free beer, wine and food.
No tickets needed. Just bring an unwrapped toy for a child (newborn to age 12), valued at $20 or a $30 cash or check donation. If you donate a toy and $30 you can get the "Jingle Jump Pass," which guarantees entry before 8 p.m. through a separate general admission entrance - avoiding the regular general admission line.
VIP tickets, which get you in a special entrance and free premium drinks, are sold out.
The party is open to anyone 21 years or older. Don't forget to bring a photo ID.
Dress is cocktail attire - no jeans!