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Step Right Up to The Nutcracker Carnival in West Hartford

The Nutcracker Carnival will take place at Ballet Theatre Company in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 20. Courtesy photo

Ballet Theatre Company will be opening the doors to its West Hartford studio for fun for the whole family.

The Nutcracker Carnival will take place at Ballet Theatre Company in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 20. Courtesy photo

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On Saturday, Nov. 20, Ballet Theatre Company (BTC) is offering a fun, magical, and safe way to kick off the holiday season. For one day only, BTC will transform its studios into a Nutcracker-themed indoor carnival from 3-6 p.m.

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Saturday? What could be better than the magic of “The Nutcracker”? If your kids or grandchildren enjoy games, prizes, crafts, and delicious treats, don’t miss out on this magic holiday adventure!

This Nutcracker Carnival is perfect for children ages 3 to 11. Children will take a journey through the Land of the Sweets and battle the Mouse King, steep Chinese tea, create snowflakes just like in the Snow Scene, decorate a gluten-free, vegan Sugar Cookie in Mother Ginger’s Cookie Corner provided by Dee’s One Smart Cookie, and enjoy Russell’s Creative Cuisine at our concessions stand!

The Nutcracker Carnival will take place at Ballet Theatre Company in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 20. Courtesy photo

Join BTC for the full three hours, one hour or two! Everything at The Nutcracker Carnival is operated through a ticket system. Ticket packages to the Nutcracker Carnival are available for purchase online at www.dancebtc.org. Carnival-goers can choose between Clara’s Bundle of 15 tickets for $20, Dew Drop’s Bundle of 25 tickets for $30, or Sugar Plum’s Bundle of 30 tickets for $40. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

No money will be exchanged throughout the event unless attendees need to purchase additional tickets. Each ticket bundle will come with at least 1 personalized tote bag for your child to carry their tokens, tickets, and prizes! There are three ticket bundles available to best suit the needs of all attendees! In addition, smaller ticket bundles will be available the day of the carnival for children who need to refuel.

The Nutcracker Carnival will take place at Ballet Theatre Company in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 20. Courtesy photo

As children submit their tickets for games and activities, they will win tokens for prizes in the carnival’s prize room! Tickets can be used to purchase child-friendly foods with vegan and GF options. All serious carnival gamers are sure to get hungry, so there will be plenty of delicious carnival food to satisfy taste buds. Russell’s Creative Global Cuisine is providing kid (and adult) friendly foods.

The Nutcracker Carnival is a fundraising event for Ballet Theatre Company. All proceeds will go towards “A Children’s Nutcracker” which is a fully dedicated performance of BTC’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” performed free of charge for children from local child advocacy agencies.

BTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is supported in part by Connecticut Office of the Arts, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Ron and Nancy Compton, The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Ensworth Charitable Trust, The Long Foundation, The Connecticut Public, Cricket Press, Laurel Graphic Design, We-Ha.com, Beam & Barre, Hearst Media Group, and Imperial Design & Upholstering.

The Nutcracker Carnival will take place at Ballet Theatre Company in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 20. Courtesy image

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