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Wistariahurst Events Aim to Put Guests in Holiday Spirit

HOLYOKE — This December, Wistariahurst museum will host a fun-filled Holiday Tea, as well as a weekend of Nutcracker performances.

The Holiday Tea is slated for Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sip tea in Belle’s beautiful music room accompanied by live music played on the grand piano by local pianist David Stukus. See the historic mansion in festive décor, and enjoy a select variety of teas and luscious sweets. Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for non-members, and can be purchased online at www.wistariahurst.org or by calling the museum at (413) 322-5660.

The museum will also present “Nutcracker & Sweets” with the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 12, 13, and 14. Join us in imaging the ballet as it might have been produced in the 1890s when the Skinner family lived at Wistariahurst. Student dancers will perform the magical story filled with lively choreography and accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score. Sparkling dancers and sugarplum fairies will alight, mice will scamper, snowflakes will scatter, colorful nutcracker soldiers will march, and more.

This event is sponsored by New England Public Radio and the NEPR News Network. For show times, visit www.wistariahurst.org or call the museum at (413) 322-5660. Reservations are necessary. Tickets cost $12.50, or $3.50 for children 8 and under (children are seated on the floor).

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