Oakland Ballet Company will host a Land of the Sweets Tea Party, a "high tea" fundraiser featuring finger sandwiches, treats, teas, and champagne, as well as Nutcracker performance excerpts, live music, and holiday carols. Holiday gifts will also be available for purchase at the Nutcracker boutique. All proceeds benefit Oakland Ballet's performance season and extensive educational programs for East Bay schoolchildren.
$95 adults, $45 kids
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