Wednesday, December 3

For Christmas this year all the right people want a photo of themselves with an international charity logo in the background! Tonight, UNICEF obliges with a Snowflake Ball honoring lovely confection Lucy Liu. Expect the socialite contingent to be out in full force as junior co-chairs include omnipresent socialite Maggie Betts (daughter of developer and Bush ally Roland) and lame-duck presidential daughter Barbara Bush (embarking on a new career in fund-raising to keep the flow of town cars steady post-Secret Service!), and the gala committee includes uptown socialites Muffie Potter Aston, Cynthia Lufkin, Eleanora Kennedy and Gillian Miniter. Has that damned ball dropped in Times Square yet?

[UNICEF Snowflake Ball, Cipriani 42nd Street, 6:30 p.m., http://www.snowflake.unicefusa.org]

mbryan@observer.com

Wednesday, December 3