One of the most popular, exclusive, black tie events circulating the globe is landing right here in Wilmington! If you’re looking for a night of upscale fun, with secrets and surprises galore, you might want to put your name in the ever-growing lottery to attend Wilmington’s first annual “Dîner en Blanc“. Started in Paris, this event which consists of a dinner at an undisclosed location begins at a meeting point where guests are then transported to the location, has become so popular that it is popping up in cities all over the world!

Summarized from the full article on delawarebusinessnow.com.

Established nearly 30 years ago, LeDîner en Blanc de Paris now attracts more than 10,000 people annually. The location is not disclosed, with patrons taken to the site from a meeting point.

Wilmington will join Philadelphia, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Montreal, Sydney, Singapore, and Mexico City as sites for the dinner. The Wilmington sponsors are hoping to repeat the success of the Philadephia dinner, which is said to be the biggest in the nation, according to a Philadelphia Magazine piece.

The Brandywine Valley area is no stranger to white events, with the Brandywine in White event marking its fifth-anniversary last year. The event benefits land preservation efforts in the Chadds Ford area.

A lottery is held for a set number of those who put their names on the waiting list. A waiting list for the Wilmington event has been established at wilmington.dinerenblanc.com/register.

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