As we turn our calendars to November, Fall is finally starting to show its colors. Stepping into our favorite retail shops, we can’t help but notice the holiday decorations lining the shelves as a temptation to indulge in the festive spirit early. No matter your traditions for the season, we think Charlotte Ballet’s Night at the Nutcracker can be one of your most memorable! Find out what the night includes and secure your spot at our favorite event of the holiday season!

Night at the Nutcracker

December 9 | 5:30 PM

1. Who to Bring

Between turning your home into the perfect winter wonderland, hosting family, cooking and shopping, it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos of the holidays. Don’t let spending time with your loved ones take back seat to the rush! Night at the Nutcracker is the event that will provide you and your friends and family with the perfect holiday escape. From an epic battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker to a breathtaking snowfall, Nutcracker is a thrill for all ages. So whether you’re looking for a night out on the town with your special someone, a new family tradition, a girls’ night out or just a special evening, complete your holiday celebration with Nutcracker.

2. What to Wear

Of course you have to pick out your most holiday-fab outfit to wear at the performance! With the help of our favorite mini blogger, Bean, of The Sweet Life of Bean, we can choose the perfect Nutcracker look for the night. Bean tells us that “it’s important to be both comfortable and fashionable because you’ll probably take a lot of pictures with your family and friends.” Inspired by Nutcracker, Bean chose three outfits that she thought would be appropriate to wear to the performance. See what Bean is wearing and start putting together your personal holiday-fab outfit! For our not-so-mini bloggers, don’t worry, she has some outfit ideas for you too!

3. What Happens at Night at the Nutcracker

A one night only celebration, Night at the Nutcracker incorporates all of your favorite holiday treats, activities and of course, your favorite holiday performance! See Belk Theater get transformed into the Land of Sweets, with a variety of festive activities for the entire family. Adults can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while the kids participate in activities in Snowflake village, all accompanied by appearances from your favorite Nutcracker characters! After being filled with treats and excitement, enjoy the full Nutcracker performance during this special evening of holiday tradition.

4. How to Give Back

Tis’ the Season to give back. At Charlotte Ballet’s Night at the Nutcracker attendees will be given the opportunity to make a donation. Event proceeds will benefit scholarship opportunities to aspiring Charlotte dancers within both Charlotte Ballet’s national award-winning community engagement program, Reach, as well as the Charlotte Ballet Academy.

Want to experience the ultimate holiday party, Night at the Nutcracker? Event and ticket information can be found here. Capacity is limited, reserve your tickets today!

Don’t forget to secure your tickets to Nutcracker in advance before they sell out!

This post was originally posted on Oct 7, 2016 and has been updated.