[note] This giveaway is sponsored by CARE Ballet. [/note]

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The Holidays Are Almost Here!

With a chill in the air and radio stations teasing us with holiday sounds, most most of us can tell the holidays are right around the corner. One familiar holiday story that most everyone knows is ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

But have you ever seen it as a ballet? If not, you should!

The CARE Ballet is very excited to bring this familiar tale to life again this holiday season. Their production is just 60 minutes long, the perfect length for young attenders.

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas… Set to Music and Performed Through Dance

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to familiar Christmas music, has become a holiday tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, and Santa with his sleigh and prancing reindeer combine to create a magical holiday treat. The performance includes an opportunity to visit with Santa and the cast on stage after the show, so don’t forget your camera!

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Tickets to the show are $12 for adults and $8 for students. You may purchase tickets online, or call CARE at (616) 464-3682. Performance take place at the St. Cecilia Music Center.


  • Friday 11/29 at 7 pm
  • Saturday 11/30 at 11 am or 3 pm
  • Sunday 12/1 at 3 pm

Thanks to our friends at the CARE Ballet, for letting us give away 4 sets of 4 tickets to a ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Performance! To enter this giveaway, please leave us a comment telling us something that your family enjoys doing the night before Christmas.

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