Tickets for Nutcracker Tea are no longer available.

For those who are attending, North Carolina Dance Theatre will be delighted to welcome you on Sunday. Below are a few details to make sure you have an easy and enjoyable experience.

Getting to the Nutcracker Tea

The Omni Charlotte is located at 132 East Trade Street in Uptown Charlotte. The Tea will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the hotel.

Please park in any of these three designated garages for the $5 rate:

  • Bank of America Parking Garage
  • Wake Forest University Charlotte Center Garage (formerly International Trade Center Garage)
  • Seventh Street Station

Click here for a printable map of the garage locations.

You will pull a ticket from the entrance gate. When you check in at the Omni Charlotte, we will collect your $5 and issue you an exit pass for the garage (if you have not already done so at the Belk Theater).  You will need both the entrance and exit ticket when you leave the garage.

The lobby entrance of the Omni Charlotte is located on E. Trade St. If you are coming from the matinee of Nutcracker at the Belk Theater, the Omni is connected to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center via the sky bridge over East Trade Street.

At the Event

Check In
Check in will begin at 4:30. If you have not already done so, please email Lindsay Sheppard at lsheppard@ncdance.org with your guest’s names, and ages of children. 

Festive Holiday attire is welcome and encouraged!

Photographer Peter Zay will be taking photos and posting them for purchase on his website – zayphoto.com.  Be sure to check out the site post-event! 

Schedule of Events
4:30 PM        Holiday Carolers from The Charlotte Chorale
                          Cookie decorating and Holiday Activities
                          Autographs and Photos with Nutcracker Cast
4:45 PM        Welcome/Remarks
4:50 PM        Tea Service Begins
5:30 PM        Nutcracker reading with Clara
5:45 PM        Holiday Caroling Continues
                          Sing Along with The Charlotte Chorale

We look forward to seeing you at the second annual Nutcracker Tea!