Decadence Delivered at World of Chocolate: Annual Holiday Gala Benefit Raises Funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Indulge in a night of chocolate at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s 12th annual World of Chocolate winter gala on Friday, December 6. Stimulate your senses with sweet and savory morsels from more than 30 of Chicago’s finest chocolatiers, chefs, and caterers.


AFC hosts this one-of-a-kind soiree each year to commemorate World AIDS Day and celebrate the progress our community has made in ending the AIDS epidemic. This year, the event will take place at a new location: Chicago Union Station.


Celebrity judges will crown the night’s best delicacies. From traditional truffles and white chocolate ganache to more adventurous creations, like chocolate covered shrimp and grits, guests will treat their taste buds with a wide array of chocolate-infused confections amidst elegant decor. Attendees will also enjoy a light buffet, specialty cocktails, a raffle with lavish prizes, and music.  


Funds raised through World of Chocolate support AFC’s policy, public education, and community care programs.


World AIDS Day, observed on December 1, is a worldwide effort to increase public awareness about the epidemic. It encourages support and programming to prevent the spread of HIV. The movement originated in 1988, when an international summit of health leaders called for a greater exchange of information on HIV/AIDS in every country around the globe.


WHEN:            Friday, December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


WHERE:          Chicago Union Station, 500 West Jackson Blvd.


TICKETS:        For more information and to reserve tickets, call (312) 334-0935 or visit www.aidschicago.org/chocolate.

                        General Admission: $125 (includes one event ticket)

                        Red Ribbon Ticket: $225 (includes one event ticket, early VIP access, name recognition on event website, and electronic program)

                        Bittersweet Bliss Ticket Package: $800 (includes four event tickets, early VIP access, name recognition on invitation, event website, and electronic program)

Chocolate Ecstasy Ticket Package: $1,500 (includes eight event tickets, early VIP access, name recognition on invitation, event website, and electronic program)


Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy. To learn more, visit www.aidschicago.org.


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