The Grand Christmas Ball, which takes place in the Riga Latvian Society house, is an annual student tradition. Everyone is invited to take part in the opening ceremony as soon as the doors open. The rest of the night is filled with activities and music, the latter brought to guests by specially themed acts. Prizes can be won from event sponsors all night long. Dress code: creative black tie (ladies wear dresses and gents wear suits). The event takes place mid-December.