Tonight is the opening night of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker we would like to share some of the reasons to come early! Our recommendation is to arrive an hour before the show to experience magic of the Sugar Plum Parties and strike a pose in a truly festive scene and finish (or start) your Christmas shopping at the Nutcracker Boutique.
SUGAR PLUM PARTY
Sugar Plum Party activities are located throughout the Jubilee lobby and begin one hour before the performance start.
Watch for the Nutcracker characters who will lead Storybook Corner Klara’s Closet is back, giving children a space to dress up in costumes from past Nutcracker productions, and also featuring a costume activity: learn about the dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy costume and take home a colouring page inspired by Alberta Ballet’s Nutcracker costumes.
It’s all added fun at no extra charge, thanks to the Nutcracker Production Sponsor, TD.
STRIKE A FESTIVE POSE
With everyone dressed in their holiday finery, consider commemorating the outing with a special Nutcracker group photo taken by a professional photographer. Proceeds from the photo booth go to the School of Alberta Ballet.
Complete with a Victorian-era sleigh fit for four people and an old-fashioned gas lamp, the photo booth will also feature a lovely Snow Tsarina during intermission.
THE NUTCRACKER BOUTIQUE
Find a special something for yourself or for someone on your Christmas list. The Nutcracker Boutique is filled with gifts and memorabilia, including dress up accessories for children who want to play roles of mice, soldiers, or princesses!
The Nutcracker is running from December 15 – 17 and 20 – 24th at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium . Come join in on this favourite holiday tradition.