Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:00PM
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The Nutcracker Tea Party @Home

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3:00PM
Free for all to watch!

A quintessential Washington, DC holiday tradition, The Nutcracker Tea Party @Home will delight and engage your family this season. Join us for a 40-minute Nutcracker experience featuring guest performances, interactive activities, the story of The Washington Ballet’s unique production of The Nutcracker, and behind the scenes interviews, all from the comfort of your home.

Share photos of you and your family watching The Nutcracker Tea Party at Home with the hashtag #thewashingtonballet on Instagram. There will be some special prizes, so post and stay tuned!

Join us in making your very own Nutcracker diorama scene during The Nutcracker Tea Party! 

You’ll need the following (or creative substitutes!):

  • Empty shoebox
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Glue Stick (or tape)
  • Fake snow (or cotton balls)
  • Ribbon or string
  • Sequins – or anything sparkly you can hang by string
  • Paint (or construction paper for the background of the box)
  • Holiday greens or Green play dough (to make a tree)
  • Ballerina drawing/cut out (download one here)
  • A fork (to help shape the clay or play dough)

Sponsorship Opportunities

For our sponsors, an elegant English tea experience to share will be delivered to your home, along with art activities and special gifts.

  • $25,000 – Nutcracker Sponsor
    An English Tea for 20, all of the below, Julie Kent signed George Washington Nutcracker, two fine linen guest towels with exclusive Nutcracker embroidery
  • $10,000 – Clara Sponsor
    An English Tea for 10, all of the below, and a Sugar Plum Fairy signed “Clara” Nutcracker, Vahdam English Loose Leaf Tin in gift box & Glass Teapot with infuser
  • $5,000 – Snow Queen Sponsor
    An English Tea for 10, all of the below, an exclusive Washington Ballet Nutcracker, fine linen guest towel with exclusive Nutcracker embroidery
  • $2,500 – Cherry Blossom Sponsor
    An English Tea for eight, all of the below, sponsor name listing during digital event
  • $1,000 – Toy Soldier Sponsor
    An English Tea for 4, two bottles of champagne, all of the below and exclusive Washington Ballet Nutcracker gift, sponsor name listing on webpage
  • $500 – Snow Angel Sponsor
    An English Tea for two, a bottle of Champagne, signed pointe shoe, mini-Nutcracker, art activity, sponsor name listing on printed menu card

Your sponsorship provides much-needed funds for The Washington Ballet education and community engagement programs such as dance scholarships and financial aid for students across Washington, DC.

For more information or to reserve a sponsorship, please contact Mary Bounds, Associate Director of Advancement at 508-524-8557 or

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