What more can you ask for in a Christmas-themed event than a classic ballet paired with a contemporary lunch?
The 2013 Nutcracker Luncheon is a family-friendly event with lunch and excerpts from Act II of The Nutcracker, produced and put on by student dancers from the Otto M.
Budig Academy, plus an all-inclusive Rat King Parade onstage. This event regularly sells out.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. $45. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, cballet.org.