Hickory – Some traditions can’t be stopped! Just in time for the holidays, Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts brings a holiday favorite to life with two live-streamed performances of The Nutcracker Suite. Join Clara and the Nutcracker as Hickory’s own pre-professional youth ballet company dances favorite moments from the beloved Nutcracker ballet, creating entertainment for all ages. The live-streamed performances will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 20.

Live-Stream Performance Dates and Times: Saturday, December 19, at 7:30 p.m. EST and Sunday, December 20, at 3 p.m. EST. Tickets must be purchased for one of the specific dates and times. Once the ticket is purchased, an email with a link will be sent to the purchaser with instructions on tuning in to the live event on the date and time chosen.

Ticket price levels include $28 for the performance only, $55, $80 and $105 for the performance and a donation, and a $175 donation package that includes a gift basket filled with goodies like a plush blanket, popcorn, hot chocolate and more to enjoy during the performance. The gift basket package option must be chosen by December 12. Tickets may be ordered www.hickoryballetpa.com.

“We are offering several ticket levels for these performances, to give people the opportunity to both watch The Nutcracker Suite and make a donation to help HBPA survive the COVID pandemic. Your financial support is vital to the sustainability of our organization. No donation is too small. Every dollar helps ensure HBPA can continue to keep our training and outreach programs alive. Our greatest wish is to keep our students engaged and inspired in every way possible during these uncertain times.”

The Nutcracker Suite project is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Visit www.hickoryballetpa.com or call (828) 328-3794 for additional information. The studios are located inside Foothills Gymnastics, 920 29th Ave NE, Hickory.