Sanctuary Palm Springs, the transitional home for LGBTQ+ foster youth, is pleased to announce the return of their popular ‘Holiday Spectacular’ event at the Bougainvillea Room at Spencer’s Restaurant on Sunday, December 8 from 5 to 7:30 pm.

The $95 ticket price includes cocktails, lavish hors d’oeuvres, a not-so-silent auction co-hosted by the effervescent Dottie and Maude of Les Dames du Soleil, plus a special performance by Broadway’s David Burnham. David is an award-winning actor and singer last seen on Broadway in the mega-hit musical, “Wicked.” The event will be hosted by actor and comedian Alec Mapa.

Sanctuary Executive Director Rob Woronoff says “Spencer’s Bougainvillea Room is the perfect setting for a warm and festive holiday cocktail party! Please join us and get your holiday groove on in support of Sanctuary Palm Springs.” Woronoff added: “The event has a new name this year! Initially called Holiday Socks, this annual fundraiser originally involved holiday stockings filled with goodies for the youth in Sanctuary’s care. With a goal of raising funds to help support the entire program, the ‘socks’ part of its name seemed less relevant, so we’ve evolved and renamed it Holiday Spectacular, which is more fitting.”

Tickets are available (starting October 15) at or by phone at 760-766-3500.  Spencer’s Restaurant is located at 701 W. Baristo Road in Palm Springs.