Winter at the Palace is a gala evening of fine entertainment, food and spirits to benefit Arts at the Palace (AATP), on Saturday, December 8th from 7pm – 11pm at Arts at the Palace (19 Utica St). All-inclusive tickets are $50 per person, $60 at the door. You can purchase tickets at

The delicious menu will be prepared by our generous title sponsor, Chartwells. For those familiar with the layout at the Palace, the upstairs Mezzanine level will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres served throughout the evening including a champagne bar, seafood and smoked salmon bar. Served on the first floor will be a steak Oscar bar with fresh mushroom risotto, polenta bar, Bananas Foster, beer, wine, and signature cocktails.

Once again the evening will feature a live and silent auction with exciting and intriguing items and opportunities including the back by popular demand South African photo safari for two at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge and the movie night under the stars with Good Nature Beer and food trucks. Silent auction items include a Chef’s tasting for four with wine at Tailor and the Cook, Stowe Cider swag bag with t-shirts and tasting glasses, tickets to collegiate and professional sporting events, and much more!

Live music will be performed by the Jess Novak Band. “So many musicians and bands are often labeled as eclectic, but Novak…truly fits that billing, melding blues, rock and roll, pop and rhythm and blues with hints of improvisation to form something that you need to experience to understand.” ~

Syracuse Banana Co Inc is the evening’s entertainment sponsor and Utica Coffee Roasting Company is the decorations sponsor. The evening is also sponsored by M. Burton Marshall, Community Bank, D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP, The Colgate Inn, FoJo Beans Coffee Roasters, First Transit, Good Uncle, Ralston, Heidelberg Bread, and Hayner Hoyt.