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DMNW & Foundation Present: Ugly Sweater Party feat. Dada Life

Following a massively successful toy drive last year, DMNW and Foundation Nightclub are teaming up once again to spread holiday cheer this December! But this year we’re going bigger and uglier.

The Pacific Northwest EDM community rallied together last winter to donate two car-fulls of toys, and hundreds of dollars, to the Seattle Children’s Hospital. We know that our generous rave family has the heart to top that in 2017. In fact, we’re so confident that we got a massive headline artist for year two: Dada Life!

There will be lots of great music, tons of prizes, and an abundance of holiday cheer at Foundation Nightclub on Saturday, December 23rd. Check out the details below to figure out how you can join the fun at the best ugly sweater party in the Northwest, while getting a chance to secure all of your 2018 Northwest festival plans!

The Show

A proper holiday party needs quality music and ugly sweaters, and the second DMNW + Foundation Toy Drive will have both. Featuring Dada Life, you’re invited to the best ugly sweater party of the holiday season! In addition to Dada Life’s first Seattle show since September of 2016, those in attendance will be treated to a B2B set from local favorites Power Up and Johnny Monsoon, and an opening set from Paul Oswald!

There will even be an appearance from none other than Santa Claus! Pictures will be available with St. Nicholas throughout the night to commemorate the evening of giving and cheer. (Plus, you can get one last word in with the big guy before Christmas!)

Tickets and VIP tables are on-sale Wednesday, December 6th. The DMNW team will be out in full force, enjoying some of the best aspects of our great community while dancing the night away to some of the best music on the planet.

Check out the Facebook event page to share the good times with your family and friends!


The Prizes

Those who donate toys won’t only enjoy the gift of giving, but of receiving as well. A donation of a toy or cash at the venue, or money online, earns you a chance at winning one of several amazing prizes, including our incredible 2018 Festival Ticket Grand Prize! That’s several chances to win amazing prizes for each donation!

What’s this Grand Prize, you ask? Each entry will give one lucky donor the chance to win (2) VIP tickets to Resolution 2018, Lucky 2018, and Paradiso 2018! You read that correctly; two VIP tickets to each of the next three USC Events massives, all for a donation of a toy or cash!


Paradiso 2015 – Photo Credit: Keaton Foley Photography

But, that’s not all. In addition to the 2018 Festival Ticket Grand Prize, ticket packages to each of those same festivals will be raffled off as well. Plan on attending Resolution later this year, Lucky next spring, or Paradiso next summer? Well, this is the opportunity for you to secure your plans far ahead of schedule. Check out all of the packages below and try not to freak out!

  • (2) VIP tickets to Resolution 2018
  • (4) General Admission tickets to Resolution 2018
  • (2) VIP tickets to Lucky 2018
  • (4) General Admission tickets to Lucky 2018
  • (2) VIP tickets to Paradiso 2018
  • (4) General Admission tickets to Paradiso 2018
  • (2) VIP tables for a future TBD show at Foundation Nightclub

There will be various party games and chances to win smaller prizes throughout the night, in addition to the main toy raffle, as well as an ugly sweater contest with the winner being chosen by the touring-half of Dada Life himself!

Dancers will be in costume, keeping an eye on who’s being naughty and nice, so make sure you’re in the holiday spirit throughout the night for your chance at even more prizes!

Donations can be made from today until 11:59pm on December 23rd, and winners will be announced throughout the night, as well as at 11:00 a.m. the following day on December 24th.

How to Donate

All donations of toys and cash, along with a portion of ticket sales, will be contributed to Seattle Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers according to U.S. News & World Report. Seattle Children’s Research Institute is dedicated to making breakthrough discoveries that help prevent, treat, and eliminate childhood disease.

Donate in-person: The best way to donate is to bring a toy to the show, then party the night out with us! You can also bring cash to donate to Seattle Children’s and still be entered to win a prize.
(Need help knowing what to donate? Check out the Seattle Children’s holiday wish list)

Donate online: For those of you who can’t make the show, want to donate sooner, or want an extra entry, you can donate cash through our Seattle Children’s Holiday Donation Portal below! Please make sure to include your full name and email address so we can notify you if you win. (Secured via Paypal, minimum donation for entry is $10)


Donate just because: If you’re not interested in the contest but still want to donate to Seattle Children’s, you can find all the ways to donate here.

Incredible prizes? Holiday cheer? AND DADA LIFE?! Yup. All of those great experiences are wrapped into one incredible night of fun at Foundation Nightclub on Saturday, December 23rd. Don’t miss out on the second DMNW + Foundation Toy Drive this winter, and help make a difference in our community while enjoying the best ugly sweater party in the PNW!

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