Families Welcome Christmas With The Nutcracker Ballet
The Christmas season begins in Northwest Ohio with great fanfare! The Nutcracker Ballet comes to the Niswonger on Saturday, December 6 with two showtimes. The 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM showtimes will accommodate families traveling in from around the region to usher in the holiday in a classically entertaining way. To make the experience an event to treasure, the Niswonger and Willow Bend Country Club are offering a “Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon,” served at noon and the “Nutcracker Dinner Soiree” that begins at 5:00 PM. The Buffet style meal will include three choices of meat with complimentary sides, salad bar and a dessert bar complete with Chocolate Fountain. Buffet prices for adults are $19.99 and $12.99 for children 12 and under. Dining reservations can be made at 419-238-0111. Willow Bend Country Club is located at 579 Hospital Drive, Van Wert. Seating is limited and reservations will be on a first come first serve priority.
Capture the memories! Featured at the “Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon” and “Nutcracker Dinner Soiree” is the opportunity for adults and children to be photographed with a ballet performer from the Ballet Theatre of Toledo. Gibby’s Photography will capture the memories which can be downloaded from the Niswonger website following the show. The Photo Session for the luncheon will be from 12:00-12:30 PM and from 5:00 - 5:30 PM for the dinner.
Following dining, doors open to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center one hour prior to showtime. During this time, the beautifully decorated Van Wert Federal Grand Lobby will be abuzz with festive excitement. The voices of The Van Wert Area Boys Choir will fill the air and giftable Nutcracker merchandise will be available from Kim Hohman’s Danceworks.
For an additional thrill, Slusher’s Jewelry will enter all ticket buyers names into a drawing for a dazzling piece of jewelry that will be given away from stage prior to the show. Nutcracker Ballet tickets are available online at NPACVW.ORG or through the Box Office, M-F, Noon - 4 PM. The Box Office is located at 10700 SR 118 S, Van Wert, OH.