Win Tickets to The Nutcracker!


Last year I started on the hunt for a great kid friendly Nutcracker performance... I know ballet is not for everyone, but I feel like The Nutcracker is!  A great holiday tradition for you and your littles to enjoy!  

Every year when I was younger my Grandma, a dancer herself, would take us to the Fort Wayne Ballet's presentation. It was always magical. We'd get dressed up in our Sunday Best which included party dresses and patent leather shoes, and we would go soak up the music, the tiny ballerinas dancing on air, Clara running from the Mouse King with the Nutcracker Prince, and of course her whimsical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. I remember sitting in the seats at the Arts United Center where you would enter from the sides, and the doors would all close at the same time and you were transported to a magical realm filled with fairies, snow, and dancing of course!



Because I loved this tradition so much I decided to start it with my littles!  Last year we found Central Indiana Dance Ensemble's version and set the date!  Ells and I got gussied up, bought a lollipop wand and nutrcacker (of course) before we went in, found our seats and waited for the show to begin... You can read my whole recap of last year here.

Even though my little Ells fell asleep around the middle of the second half we thoroughly enjoyed it!  She woke up just in time to see the dancers curtsying.  Needless to say she was a little upset it was over, so it's a good thing we are doing it every year!

This season Central Indiana Dance Ensemble (CIDE) has 5 performances December 9th-11th at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center, and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek!  The dancers are beautiful, the costumes are gorgeous, and the music never gets old!


And this year you can start the tradition too!  We've got 4 tickets to give away to a lucky winner to use Friday December 9 or Saturday December 10.

To enter:
Like this post on our public FB page "CityMoms of Greater Indianapolis" and
tell us your favorite holiday memory or tradition in the comments! Winner will be announced Thursday.



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Abby is an ex-professional figure skater who works full time as a Program Specialist for Customs Border Protection. In her spare time you can find her seeking out vintage finds for Maeve Vintage; a business she runs with her mom and sister {OR} blogging about her most recently attended CityMoms event on her own blog, Little Miss Martha. She lives in Noblesville, IN with her hockey guru husband Mike and their little spitfire of a daughter, Ella. Spitfire #2 due in late 2016!!!

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