2013 Nutcracker Market

December 6 - 8

Market is FREE and open to the public!

This season, Pennsylvania Ballet presents its first Nutcracker Market on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, plus a special Preview Party on Friday, December 6. This festive holiday market – a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Ballet and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet – will feature 50 select exhibitors offering a variety of gifts and hand crafted works such as ornaments, jewelry, photography, and dance-inspired pieces. The Market will include daily activities like origami lessons, raffles, visits from the characters of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Land of Sweets candy shop, Fleisher Art Memorial’s art and crafts experience van, and daily performances on the Community Stage by area school and arts groups including The Lady Hoofers and Three Akshas (Classical Indian) Dance Ensemble.


At the Market, Garces Catering presents the Nutcracker Market Café serving Nutcracker Nosh, a three-tiered stand of breakfast breads, bocadillo sandwiches, and desserts. Specialty seasonal beverages, both adult and non-alcoholic, also will be available, including the Sugar Plum Fairy Cocktail, Candy Cane Hot chocolate, and Nutty Nutcracker Coffee Drink . Additionally, Garces Group's pastry chef Jessica Mogardo will host two "Build a Gingerbread House” workshops for children. For $25, each child will receive a gingerbread house kit and then be taught to build it!  


Preview Party on December 6
To experience Nutcracker Market before it opens to the public, join Pennsylvania Ballet on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. for a ticketed Preview Party. Be the first to shop the Market, enjoy holiday fare and specialty cocktails from Garces Catering, and be entered to win items from Market vendors. To purchase Preview Party tickets at $100 each, visit paballet.org/nutmarket. 


2013 Nutcracker Market
December 6, 7, & 8, 2013
Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Friday, December 6, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Opening Reception

Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM: Show Open

Sunday, December 8, 2013
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Show Open


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