Café Thirty-A to host annual Christmas Charity Ball Dec. 2

Black tie optional gala benefitting Caring and Sharing of South Walton

Special to 30A Food & Wine
Nov. 13, 2023

SEAGROVE BEACH – Café Thirty-A, located at 3899 East County Hwy 30A, will host its annual Christmas Charity Ball benefiting Caring and Sharing of South Walton on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Cafe Thirty-A Christmas

From 6 to 10 p.m., the restaurant will be closed for the private event and transformed with festive holiday décor, courtesy of The Grove Salon. Attendees will be greeted upon arrival with complimentary valet, sponsored by Centennial Bank, and a glass of champagne, courtesy of Corcoran Reverie, to toast the evening. Inside, Café Thirty-A’s culinary team will be serving a plethora of hors d’oeuvres including hand-rolled sushi, a dinner buffet featuring some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, as well as a dessert spread sponsored by Coastal Insurance. There will also be a cash bar sponsored by Coastal Luxury Real Estate, DJ sponsored by 30A Luxury Vacations, and a commemorative Epic Photo Co. photo booth sponsored by A BOHEME Design. Guests are encouraged to dress in evening attire, black tie optional.

This will be the first Christmas Charity Ball since Café Thirty-A’s longtime owner, Harriett Crommelin, passed away earlier this year.

“Harriett looked forward to this event, year after year,” said Jackie Maliszewski, co-owner of Café Thirty-A. “She loved bringing together her friends, longtime patrons, and community members for a festive evening benefiting our local community. She was always passionate about giving back and we’re proud to continue hosting one of her most treasured events.”

The evening will boast a large silent auction featuring items from various local businesses, as well as a generous raffle package, with all proceeds benefiting Caring and Sharing of South Walton’s efforts to provide food and financial assistance to local area families and individuals in need. In 2022, the annual Christmas Charity Ball raised a record-breaking $50,000 through ticket sales, donations, raffle tickets, and auction sales.

Tickets are on sale for $150 in advance or $175 at the door, with 100 percent of the ticket sales and auction proceeds benefiting Caring and Sharing of South Walton. These funds will go directly to providing neighbors in need with access to food, financial assistance, counseling, case management, and connection to other community resources. Tickets can be purchased online at