Toy Party brings holidays to Biltmore Ballroom

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The 18th annual Toy Party & Silent Auction brought tons of toys and hundreds of holiday looks to the Biltmore Ballroom on Sunday. Our photographers were all over it.

What started as a gay gathering in a private home became an LGBT Atlanta tradition in the 2000s. It built to a crowded crescendo with as many as 5,000 attendees. On top of this year’s batch below, check out photos from 2017, 2015, 2014,2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

Founded by the original host – former and newly elected Atlanta City Council Member Alex Wan – the nonprofit For the Kid in All of Us formed to manage the melee. It also branched out to host other local gay events, including several iterations of Backpack in the Park. In recent years, Toy Party scaled down, and attendees pay admission on top of the titular toys.

The 2021 attendees enjoyed a limited open bar, live entertainment, music, a photo booth and plentiful food. Scroll to check out our photo gallery below.

Photos by Alphabet Soup Marketing/Aaron Brown

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