The world recognized Children’s Ballet of San Antonio is making the holidays sweeter through a special partnership with Bird Bakery as they bring the “Children’s Nutcracker” home for the holidays.
Put on your holiday PJs, throw a log on the fire, grab a cup of cocoa and prepare to be enchanted as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Snow Queen and more, dance their way into your living room—and into your hearts. The holidays wouldn’t be the same without Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday tale The Nutcracker. That’s why the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA) is keeping the tradition alive, but in a safe and socially distanced way with an interactive virtual fundraiser that offers fun for the entire family. Set to take place virtually Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. then again Friday, Dec. 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 26 at 2 and 7:00 p.m. The fairytale comes to life with a full-length production featuring dazzling costumes, multimedia integrated scenery, award-winning dancers, and a talented array of young performers (including special needs artists) in a variety of disciplines. This year’s interpretation will have a 2020 twist with masks and Zoom family gatherings integrated into the storyline.
To sweeten the tradition, Bird Bakery will be providing cookie decorating kits designed for boys and girls featuring six of their mouthwatering cookies in the shapes of ballet slippers, ballerinas and, of course, Nutcrackers, along with three tubes of their special Royal Icing in blue, pink and white for creating your culinary masterpiece. Need inspiration? The piping pros at Bird Bakery will offer a cookie decorating tutorial during intermission to guide you through the process of creating the perfect cookie. Bird will also offer sandwich platters for both children and adults that include chips and their famous Monster cookies. If that still doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, Bird is offering a Cupcake for a Cause topped with an iced ballet slipper from December 7-13. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this decadent dessert will go to CBSA.
Tickets for this special event start at $50 with tax-deductible sponsorship packages ranging from $100 to $10,000 depending on the package and can be purchased online, where viewers can also find Bird Bakery order and pickup deadlines. All sponsorships of $100 and up include at least one link to the showtime of choice plus a Bird Bakery cookie decorating set. Cookie decorating sets and sandwich platters are also available to purchase a la carte.