Monsters Ball

Monsters Ball is Mount Holyoke College's annual Halloween dance party! The concept is simple, come costumed and dance to waltzes and polkas by the Waltz King himself, Johann Strauss Jr, in between, enjoy featured film scores that are a part of each year's theme. The event is held in our own Abbey Memorial Chapel, artfully decorated in cobwebs and other creepy objects!

Kids Monster Ball 2016

Kids Monsters Ball 2016

Come costumed and have a monstrous good time with movie music from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and E.T. and Star Wars, while learning about the instruments.
Monster's Ball 2016

Monsters Ball 2016 — John Williams Tribute

Celebrating the work of John Williams from Star Wars, E.T., and Jurassic Park.
2015 Kids Monsters Ball: Alternate Realities

Kids Monsters Ball 2015 — Alternate Realities

All ages come dressed in costumes & dance to waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss II with live performances of music from Star Trek & Phantom of the Opera.

Monsters Ball 2015 — Alternate Reality

Music from your favorite movies including Star Trek, Phantom of the Opera, Psycho, West Side Story and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
2014 Kids Monsters Ball: Video Games Edition

Kids Monsters Ball 2014

All ages come dressed in costumes and dance to waltzes and polkas. Learn about the orchestra through instrument demonstrations.
Monsters Ball 2014: TV Shows

Monsters Ball 2014 — Spooky Television

Music from your favorite TV shows, such as Downton Abbey, Dr Who, Game of Thrones and Addams Family.
Monsters Ball 2013: Video Game Edition

Monsters Ball 2013 — Video Game Edition

Music from your favorite games including Angry Birds, Final Fantasy, Civilization and Pokemon!
Monsters Ball 2012: Star Alliance

Monsters Ball 2012 — Star Alliance

Music from Star Trek and Star Wars. Come dressed as your favorite character, have a great time.
Monsters Ball 2011: Harry Potter, Pirates and Lord of the Rings

Monsters Ball 2011

Music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings. Come dressed as your favorite character, have a great time.