Issue link: http://www.wacmagazine.com/i/201657
I n the Seattle area, we can always count on a few trusty traditions around the holidays. The Space Needle dons its tree of festive lights. The carousel appears at Westlake to the thrill of tiny revelers. Dancers in magniﬁcent costumes toe-step, twirl, and plié across the stage to the familiar scores of the Nutcracker. And the WAC hosts its biggest party of the year: Jubilee. Of course, Jubilee isn't just a kickoff to the holiday season. It's also a night to recognize the official opening of the WAC's doors—on December 16, 1930. Take a walk to the building's cornerstone and you'll see the inscription: This Building Is Dedicated to the Advancement of the Amateur Athletic and Social Activities of Seattle and the Paciﬁc Northwest. A. D. 1930 That second dedication, to social activities, is sure to be in full force during this year's soirée—dubbed "Red Hot Jubilee!" But for many WAC members and their guests, what makes Jubilee the quintessential holiday party isn't the spectacular food, such as the seafood raw bar, dessert stations, and other tantalizing temptations, including amazing creations by new WAC Pastry Chef Lori Masaki. Nor is it the entertainment, although this year's performance by the Dudley Manlove Quartet will certainly have the dance ﬂoor swaying. Nor is it the decor and dapperness that ﬁlls the Club from ﬂoor to ceiling. Rather, for many, what makes Jubilee unforgettable year after year is the little parties > created before, after, and within the party itself. > "When it comes to Jubilee, guests are highly encouraged."