UNICEF Snowflake Ball: Socialites, Celebs And 16,000 Baccarat Crystals

by SARAH MANDATO · December 3, 2009

David Lauren, Lauren BushUNICEF held its annual Snowflake Ball yesterday evening, welcoming guests including David Lauren, Lauren Bush, Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Muffie Potter Aston, Somers Farkas, Charlotte Moss, Matt Lauer, Bryant Gumbel, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Dayle Haddon, Gillian Miniter, Wolfgang Puck, Tea Leoni, David Duchovny and Fareed Zakaria to Cipriani 42nd Street.

The fundraising gala honored Antonio Reid and Ted Chaiban, who greatly contribute to the organization's mission of saving and improving the lives of children all over the world. Al Roker hosted the event, which also included the lighting of the UNICEF snowflake, suspended above Fifth Avenue and  57th Street. At 28 feet high and weighing more than 3,300 pounds it's something to behold even against seasonal rivals like the Rock Center tree. The 16,000 Baccarat crystal prisms aren't too shabby, either.

Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush HagerMuffie Potter Aston, Somers Farkas Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Muffie Potter Aston, Somers Farkas

Charlotte MossMatt Lauer, Annette Lauer Charlotte Moss, Matt Lauer, Annette Lauer

Dayle HaddonGillian Miniter Dayle Haddon, Gillian Miniter

Bryant Gumbel, Hillary GumbelMariah Carey, Nick Cannon Bryant Gumbel, Hillary Gumbel, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

Gelila Assefa, Wolfgang PuckTea Leoni, David Duchovny Gelila Assefa, Wolfgang Puck, Tea Leoni, David Duchovny

Paula Zakaria, Fareed ZakariaDeborah Roberts, Al Roker Paula Zakaria, Fareed Zakaria, Deborah Roberts, Al Roker

[Photos via Getty].