The Right Things To Do Before And During The Magic Ball
One of the major events during the Carnival in Rio is actually right at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, when this luxury hotel opens its huge and elaborately designed salons for the annual Magic Ball.
The Magic Ball is a party attended and not just by the ones who wants a fancy dinner and groove to beautiful Latin music. Most of the participants are the artists and members of the high society, not only in Brazil but in the whole world.
Because of its range, if you are going to attend that, it’s very important for you to know what you should do before and during the Magic ball. The following may be very helpful:
1. Get your tickets. As mentioned, there will only be a very limited number of people who will get to attend the Magic ball. If you really want to become part of the crowd, make sure that you can obtain your tickets as early as possible. The good news is that you can already get the tickets as early as 4 months before the actual event. Hence, you will have plenty more time to secure the funds needed—as the price can be so steep—and buy one for yourself and perhaps for somebody else.
2. Know the schedule. You don’t want to be late and miss out all the fun during the Magic ball. Thus, you need to be attentive to the schedule. Just to give you an idea, the Magic ball is normally held on Saturday, during the access group parade. If you also want to see the parade this is not an issue since this is not the main event of the entire carnival season. You still have the Special group parades on Sunday and Monday. Anyway the access group parade starts at around 7 in the evening and may end at 4 in the morning. The magic ball, on the other hand, begins at 11:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 a.m. It’s up to you to manage your time well, but you can always see both, at least a portion of the parade and then attend the Magic ball.
3. Buy the proper clothes. This is a formal event, so you have to dress appropriately. It’s mandatory for men to wear a suit and tie. Women should dress to impress with their gala dress or gown and high heels. You can always wear parts of a costume, such as masks or the big feather head ornaments to compose the outfit. But always remember you need to look classy!
4. Have Fun. The most important thing when joining the Magic Ball is to have fun. Mingle with locals or people from all over the world, try your luck with the samba moves, or just free yourself and dance to the rhythm of the bands playing to the wee hours of the morning. You will be sure to have a time that you will never forget.