The 11th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball celebrated UNICEF's work for children around the world and raised over $3.5 million dollars to support their lifesaving programs. With pleasure, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF honored actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award, HSNi CEO and U.S.

2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball


The 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball celebrated its 10th anniversary by raising $3.4 million dollars and awarded Tom Freston the Spirit of Compassion Award, and Hilary Gumbel received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.

2013 UNICEF Snowflake Ball


On December 3rd, 2013, the 9th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. In this video, watch this landmark venue transform into one of NYC's the most notable black-tie galas Hosted by Bryant Gumbel, this year's event included a special performance by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry.

2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball


The UNICEF Snowflake Ball is one of the most notable black-tie galas in New York City. Every holiday season, the Ball reminds us that, like snowflakes, every child is unique, wholly distinct, and singularly precious. The evening is a one-of-a-kind celebration of UNICEF's work in 190 countries and territories as well as a tribute to the outstanding humanitarian leaders who make our work possible.

2014 UNICEF SNOWFLAKE lighting

The lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake is a beloved New York holiday tradition. In 2014, BKA designed and produced the Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Window Reveal and the lighting of the iconic UNICEF Snowflake live on 5th Avenue in NYC! The festivities also included a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Paramount Picture's movie, "White Christmas."

Hoisting the UNICEF Snowflake


The UNICEF Snowflake illuminates the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street each year and serves as a beacon of hope and compassion for vulnerable children around the world.  It hangs as a reminder of UNICEF’s commitment to putting children first, working towards the day when no children die from preventable causes and every kid has a safe and healthy childhood.

Find out what UNICEF is doing on November 29th to save the lives of millions of children! Through attending the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, you can help UNICEF provide children with access to food and water, education, healthcare and more.