The Snow Ball was a festive school dance held annually at Hawkins Middle School.
Mike Wheeler called the dance "cheesy" and had never gone, but decided to attend for the first time after meeting Eleven. He invited Eleven to be his partner to the Ball and she accepted. Their plans never came to fruition as Eleven vanished before the Ball took place.
Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will all went to the Snow Ball as Eleven, who was invited by Mike the previous year, also attended the event for the first time, with Lucas dancing with Max, Mike dancing with Eleven to the song "every breath you take", Will dancing with another unknown girl and Nancy inviting Dustin to dance. At this event Lucas and Max kissed, as well as Mike and Eleven.