The traditional holiday favorite The Nutcracker features a delightful Christmas party, a stirring battle scene, dancing snowflakes and flowers, and beautiful costumes and choreography. Celebrate the holiday season with this wonderful version of the popular ballet, danced by our professional company and school students to the magical Tchaikovsky score. This year, the company will also be hosting Sugarplum Tea Parties after the Sunday, December 9 and 16 performances, which are sure to thrill! Children will be welcomed onstage to meet the dancers, take photographs with their favorite characters, and enjoy sugarplum treats. This year promises to be an entertaining event for the entire family! Tickets for the Sugarplum Tea Parties are $15 per child. Adults are free if accompanied by a child. For performance and ticket information call 303-945-4388 or visit www.balletariel.org. Ballet Ariel is offering five holiday performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 3:00 pm and December 15 at 8:00 pm at the historic Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre, 119 Park Ave. West in Denver. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, and $16.00 for students, seniors and children. The show will take place at the historic Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre, Saturdays and Sundays, December 8, 9, 15, 16 at 3:00 pm and December 15 at 8:00 pm.