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The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party



Dance! To Your Heart's Delight's1 annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party is one of Orange County's premiere holiday events each year. Honored guests are treated to a magical day. Set in the Fellowship Hall at Church of the Foothills and transformed into a themed wonderland, guests are escorted to their table by members from our Nutcracker cast where they will make crafts, and eat delicacies. Our guests will be treated to a special narrated Nutcracker performance, and may browse through our famed Nutcracker boutique.  

All guests will meet the Sugarplum Fairy and pose with her for a picture to take home and treasure forever.

Nearly 350 guests joined us in 2023 for our 14th annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Children, teenagers and adults of all ages attended our, fun holiday event this year and tickets always sell out quickly to this very popular holiday event.


Net proceeds were used to help fund our 19th annual, professionally staged production of 'The Nutcracker' at Downey Theatre in Downey on December 1 - 3, 2023.


1 Dance! To Your Heart's Delight (DTYHD) is Tustin Dance Center's 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed in 2004. DTYHD has promoted and brought the joy of the arts to the greater Orange County community since 2004 to the delight of both young and old. We proudly produce The Nutcracker Ballet, an annual, professionally staged holiday favorite with a cast of over 65 dancers. We perform our mini, narrated 'Nutcracker in a Nutshell' (Nutshell) performance at the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party and many other times in the community each fall at the annual Tustin Tree Lighting ceremony, the Enderle Center Holiday Open House in Tustin and at numerous other entities who assist the underserved. We are privileged to entertain and enlighten audiences, and we wouldn't be able to do it all without the help of our magical and talented artists.




A Magical Event


Looking forward to our 15th annual tea party in 2024!

Event Details

This year's Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party was held on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Fun was had by all at this event, attended by children, parents, grandparents and their extended family and friends!

2023 Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party Location

Church of the Foothills

Fellowship Hall

19211 Dodge Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92705

The Nutcracker Ballet

Dance! To Your Heart's Delight (DTYHD) also held its 19th annual performances of The Nutcracker Ballet, on December 1 - 3, 2023 at the beautiful Downey Theatre in Downey.

DTYHD donated all seats to the December 1, 2023 performance to underserved organizations in Orange and LA counties to bring the joy of the arts to individuals and families who might not otherwise be exposed to the arts. They were so appreciative of this opportunity to see a professional ballet and hear Tchaikovsky's great score to a live orchestra.

Now Accepting Donations

DTYHD has sponsored hundreds of guests from the Boys & Girls Club of Tustin, Orange County Rescue Mission, and several other local organizations to attend our fully-staged, professional production of The Nutcracker Ballet for the last 10 years sans 2020. With production costs rising every year, we could use your help to sponsor to individuals and families who utilize services from these great organizations to attend our event.

We produce The Nutcracker Ballet via our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization named "Dance! To Your Heart's Delight". That means your donation is fully tax deductible and will be used for three primary purposes: 1) to sponsor the families mentioned above, 2) to replace costumes badly in need of replacement, and 3) to defray the many costs of producing and holding our great event. Kindly consider making a donation to help us reach our goal to raise $15,000.




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