Preparations beginning for City of Bright Nights Ball

The ball will be held on Saturday

WWLP file photo shows the 2014 Bright Nights Ball.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Preparations for the City of Bright Nights Ball – The Gatsby Gala will start at the Sheraton in Springfield on Friday.

The goal of the ball is to raise money for the Spirit of Springfield, a non-profit organization that has been celebrating this night for 26 years.

The venue will include champagne balloon bubbles hanging in the atrium, plumbs of feathers on lit crystal pedestals, vintage clothing on display, specialty lighting, lit logos and images, and more.

The Spirit of Springfield has a goal to raise $50,000. There will be a live and silent auction as part of the fundraising objective.

The City of Bright Nights Ball will be held Saturday, November 12 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Sheraton in Springfield.