The Elenian Club presented seven debutantes and six ladies in waiting at the club’s annual Ballo di Natale, held this year Dec. 15 at the J W Marriott on Canal Street in New Orleans.

The Ballo was chaired by LeeAnne Leopold-Savoie and Virginia Eckholdt, who arranged the Ballo di Natale in a ballroom decorated with a cloud of golden angels.

Chairwoman of the debutantes was Dr. Judith Miranti, and chairwoman of the Ladies in Waiting was Barbara Chifici.

Faith Peperone, President of the Elenian Club, welcomed all the members and guests. The master of ceremonies for the evening was Bill Peperone, who introduced the ladies in waiting and the debutantes.

The debutantes’ first dance was with their father, grandfather or uncle to “It’s a Wonderful World,” and the ladies in waiting danced to “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.”

The group also had a visit from Santa Claus, Ira Savoie, as he came prancing into the ballroom with a bag full of goodies.