Downtown there are many treasured holiday events that delight children: the stunning window displays, the Tike Shoppe, and of course, Dayton Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” performance at the Schuster Center.
Before the Sunday matinee performance, the Dayton Ballet’s volunteer organization, The Dayton Ballet Barre, hosts their annual Sugar Plum Tea, at the gorgeous Dayton Woman’s Club on Sunday December 17th. It’s a delightful Christmas tradition that’s a perfect way to make The Nutcracker holiday tradition that much more special!
The afternoon starts off with a beautiful tea service, along with sandwiches, fruit, and delicious desserts. Parents are encouraged to get holiday photos of their little ones with the Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy by the gorgeous Christmas tree inside the parlor. One of the Dayton Ballet teachers, along with two of the Dayton Ballet II dancers, give the children a dance lesson, followed by a reading the story of the Nutcracker.
Got a little one who is too little to sit still for the entire Nutcracker performance? This is a great intro event into the performing arts, and give them a taste of this beloved holiday tradition. Tickets are $15 for each child and adult and available from Ticket Center Stage or in limited quantities at the door. Tickets to The Nutcracker performance are sold separately.
How to Go?
The Dayton Ballet Barre’s Sugar Plum Tea
at The Dayton Woman’s Club: 225 NORTH LUDLOW STREET DAYTON, OH 45402
Sunday December 17th 12:30pm-2pm (The Nutcracker performance starts at 2:30pm)
Tickets $15 for both children and adults. This is a fundraiser for The Dayton Ballet Barre!