A Winter Formal is a high school dance that takes place during the chilly winter months, usually from December through February.
It is similar to Prom but tends to be open for all students instead of just the upper classes! Sometimes this will take a form of a Sadie Hawkins dance.
Along with traditional dance festivities, there may also be a meal and possibly a court or contest! As the name implies, it tends to be more “formal”, but each school will have its own dress code.
Winter Formals tend to go with themes that evoke the winter feeling. If you’re looking for winter dance themes, check out our article with some ideas!