Nov 3, 2011

Things I Love Thursday: The Nutcracker {GIVEAWAY}!!!!

One year when I was about 15, one of my church youth leaders took some of us girls to see The Nutcracker Ballet. 

It was beautiful.

I knew that one day I would want to take my kids to see it too.

And when Addy was 3, we took her to see it, and she loved it too.

It is so much fun to get all dressed up, go out for a fancy dinner, and then go to The Schuster Center.

The Christmas decorations were up, the Holiday music was playing, and there was a fabulous anticipation in the air because it was just one of those magical moments.

You know, the kind that almost make you want to cry.

(Okay, so maybe I'm a little over-emotional right now.  But it *is* just so special!)

I wish everyone had the chance to see this beautiful and special ballet, but I realize that it can be a big expense during a time of year that is already kind of tight.

Not that it's not worth it, because it TOTALLY is!  But I'm just saying that I can definitely see why sometimes people just can't fit it into the budget.

But if you have thought about going, but have been holding off on getting tickets, TODAY'S YOUR DAY!

I am giving away 4 FREE tickets to The Dayton Ballet's Performance of The Nutcracker!!! And one of the BEST parts is that you get to choose the date you want to go!

There are several ways to enter for your FREE tickets AND YOU CAN ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE!  But make sure to leave a comment for each entry.

-Follow This Blog
-Follow Family Fun Mom on Facebook
-Follow Family Fun Mom on Twitter
-Follow The Dayton Ballet on Facebook
-Follow The Dayton Ballet on Twitter
-Tell us about your favorite memory of seeing The Nutcracker
-Tell us why you want to win the tickets
-Blog about this giveaway
-Link a post from your Facebook or Twitter account to this giveaway


The Giveaway will run through November 17th and a winner will be announced on November 18th! 

I am SOOOO excited to be doing this giveaway, you don't even understand!  I just know that you'll have a fabulous time!

Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I have received tickets for my family and to giveaway for this promotion of The Dayton Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker.  All opinions in this post are completely my own!


  1. I would love to win the tickets because my son and daughter LOVE nutcrackers and reading the story. They each buy a Nutcracker every year to add to their collection, but we have never seen the ballet. I know they would LOVE it!!

  2. My favorite memory of seeing the nutcracker is in was the best event of the year, and a bunch of us would get dates and drive 45 minutes to indy from taylor...we would drive down meridian to get into town...the streets were always damp with rain or melting snow, and it made all the decoratiions on the big houses even more beautiful...the ballet was always beautiful, but the whole evening was just magical.

  3. I want to win tickets so i can take my 3yo to see it...we would love to take her for a night with mommy and baby brother! It would be so special!

  4. I shared your link on my facebook page

  5. I follow the Dayton Ballet on facebook.

  6. I did not see the Nutcracker as a child, but loved it as an adult and would love for Lexi to experience it as an 8 year old who loves dancing and singing.

  7. I "like" Dayton BAllet on Facebook.

  8. I follow your blog...(ahem) I am your friend!

  9. I really want to win these tickets because I have NEVER seen the Nutcracker...
    Shouldn't I win!?

  10. Derek took me to see the Nutcracker before we were married. We went to Cincy. He took me out to the nicest dinner we had been to and then the ballet. They have a live orchestra, it was amazing! I remember thingking I hope we get married, have a little girl and come see this again! Truly worth it :)

  11. I'm not sure why I hadn't already, but I am now a follower on Facebook!

  12. I am now a follower of The Dayton Ballet on Facebook!

  13. Even though I never use Twitter - I am now following you on Twitter!

  14. I am also following the Dayton Ballet on Twitter!

  15. I REALLY want to win this giveaway so that I can take my almost 6 year old to her first ballet! I would love to take her and possibly another mom and daughter so that the girls can get all dressed up together and have an amazing memory!

  16. I posted a link on FB about your giveaway!

  17. I tweeted about your giveaway! Now that i think I've done just about everything possible - I hope I win!!!

  18. I like the Dayton Ballet on FB.

  19. I follow Dayton Ballet on Twitter.

  20. Unfortunately, my favorite memory of seeing the Nutcracker is watching it on TV and wishing I could go in person!

  21. I'd love to win these tickets to take my daughter to experience the Nutcracker live AND to experience myself since I've always wanted to go but have never had the chance!

  22. I think that the only memory of nutcracker is seeing parts of it in HS, LOVE that the arts reach out to the schools, and that the schools support this.

  23. I would love to share this with my 6yo who has NO CLUE what Ballet is. He would be AMAZED!

  24. I took Sofia last year and I will take her again, even though I'm probably too late for the entry for your free tix!


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