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Bennett Geoffrion, 8 months, takes a break on the dance floor.

GALLERY: The Gift of Life’s ‘Christmas in the City’ Gala

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Bennett Geoffrion, 8 months, takes a break on the dance floor.

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Violinist Lori Jean Smith performed four Christmas songs.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Violinist Lori Jean Smith performed four Christmas songs.

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Celebrity guest Jody McBrayer, former lead singer of Christian pop music group Avalon, sang a few songs for the audience.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Celebrity guest Jody McBrayer, former lead singer of Christian pop music group Avalon, sang a few songs for the audience.

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Celebrity guest Jody McBrayer, former lead singer of Christian pop music group Avalon, welcomes a little guest to share the stage with him.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Celebrity guest Jody McBrayer, former lead singer of Christian pop music group Avalon, welcomes a little guest to share the stage with him.

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Rosie and Marcus Moore, founders of The Gift of Life, thank the audience for attending.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Rosie and Marcus Moore, founders of The Gift of Life, thank the audience for attending.

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Jennifer Figueroa and Carlos Perez took the stage with their three-year-old son Mateo, who was a preemie.

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Jennifer Figueroa and Carlos Perez took the stage with their three-year-old son Mateo, who was a preemie.

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John Thomas Reyes, who was a preemie, shared his testimony with the audience.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

John Thomas Reyes, who was a preemie, shared his testimony with the audience.

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Twins Bryanna and Alyssa Williams, who were both preemies, prepare to give a stuffed bear to a current preemie parent.

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Twins Bryanna and Alyssa Williams, who were both preemies, prepare to give a stuffed bear to a current preemie parent.

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Cirque Kalandra entertained guests with a hula-hoop routine.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Cirque Kalandra entertained guests with a hula-hoop routine.

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Christopher Gaitan performed the song “Believe.”

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Christopher Gaitan performed the song “Believe.”

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The junior dance team from Footworks in Winter Garden danced to “Deck The Halls.”

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

The junior dance team from Footworks in Winter Garden danced to “Deck The Halls.”

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Dancers from Studio K performed a “Mr. Santa” routine.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Dancers from Studio K performed a “Mr. Santa” routine.

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Dancers from Studio K performed a “Mr. Santa” routine.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Dancers from Studio K performed a “Mr. Santa” routine.

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Kaleb Moore, son of The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore, watches a ventriloquist perform with the other children in attendance.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Kaleb Moore, son of The Gift of Life founders Rosie and Marcus Moore, watches a ventriloquist perform with the other children in attendance.

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Jerry Alicea, a ventriloquist, gets ready to pull his puppet out for a show.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Jerry Alicea, a ventriloquist, gets ready to pull his puppet out for a show.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus were among the special guests.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Santa and Mrs. Claus were among the special guests.

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their grand appearance during the character parade.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their grand appearance during the character parade.

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Princess Tiana graced the audience with her appearance.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Princess Tiana graced the audience with her appearance.

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Special guests gathered in the kids’ gala room after the character parade for photos. Among them were Princesses Tiana and Sophia, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa’s helper elf and Miss Melbourne USA.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Special guests gathered in the kids’ gala room after the character parade for photos. Among them were Princesses Tiana and Sophia, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa’s helper elf and Miss Melbourne USA.

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Three-year-old Mateo Perez was looking especially handsome for the gala.

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016 |

Three-year-old Mateo Perez was looking especially handsome for the gala.

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