It's the night before Christmas and all through the Siblehaus house, the guests are all gathered -- so are many a mouse! Don’t miss the Christmas eve party presented by Delaware Dance Company in its 36th annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” ballet. After the lavish party, those mice will be defeated in battle by brave soldiers and before the evening is over, Clara and her Prince will travel through the Land of the Sweets in DDC’s engaging production of this well-loved ballet. Performances will be held at Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus on Friday, December 20 at 7 pm; on Saturday, December 21 at 2 pm and 7 pm; and on Sunday, December 22 at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 to $35 with children and senior discounts available.

Before the Saturday Matinee, a special “Meet and Greet” event will be held. A limited number of young guests and their chaperone will have the opportunity to meet the lead dancers from the ballet, collect autographs and photos, as well as get an up-close look at the Nutcracker party stage. Tickets to the "Meet & Greet" are $10.

Tickets go on sale to the public on October 28th at www.tututix.com/delawaredancecompany.