Giveaway: Tickets to the Nutcracker!

Note from the mamas: Alicia Knotts won the tickets! Congratulations!

You know the holidays are getting close when The Nutcracker comes to town. We’ve got FOUR tickets so you and your family or friends can go see the opening night performance at the Walton Arts Center on Friday, December 21st at 7 p.m. This show has become a special holiday tradition for many families in Northwest Arkansas.

We’re pairing these tickets with dinner at Bordinos. Woot!

ABOUT THE SHOW: The holidays just aren’t the holidays without Clara, The Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy. This production of The Nutcracker is performed by the esteemed Moscow Classical Ballet, which is one of the few remaining ballet companies supported by the Russian Government.

According to The New York Times, “The troupe boasts a cluster of phenomenal young dancers… and its corps performs in an uncluttered, streamlined style.” Regularly performing at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses in Moscow, they have also performed in more than 30 countries around the world.

ABOUT THE FOOD: Speaking of classics, Bordinos is the perfect choice to round out the The Nutcracker experience. Awesome food, great service and a fabulous atmosphere = dinner perfection. Motherlode winners always tell us they’re treated like queens! Click here to see the menu.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the hat for this giveaway package, click the orange comment button below and tell us what you’re hoping to find under the tree this year (or what you’re hoping to receive during Hannukah). Are you having visions of sugar plums or are you dreaming of a diamond earrings? Hoping for some new clothes or maybe just a long winter’s nap to rest from all the holiday preparations?

You can also enter the drawing by sending your answer to

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: Help us spread the word about this giveaway to your friends and family and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for each person you tell. Just send a note to your friends and be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

As you know, this show is well-known and extremely popular. So if you’d like to guarantee your seats, click HERE for ticket info or call the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 to purchase tickets.

Good luck in the giveaway drawing. As always, winners are chosen at RANDOM.

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  1. I’m hoping to find plane tickets to an island vacay for just me and the hubby.

  2. I’m hoping for a new coffee maker. I need lots of caffeine and my current one isn’t cutting it. :)

  3. I am hoping to find a new watch!

  4. Jeanette wright says:

    Not really hoping for anything other than smiles on my kiddos faces when their Christmas wishes come true!

  5. I would love to find a new pair of leather boots!

  6. Hoping for a massage to relax after all the holiday craziness.

  7. I am hoping for a great Christmas for my family :) I want my kids and husband to be happy :). Seeing them happy us the best Christmas present for me :)

  8. I’d love to find a bottle of Coach Poppy with my name on it but I’m even more excited to see my kiddos’ gifts all ready to go under the tree. Those are the most fun to help open!

  9. I’m hoping for yarn :)

  10. I hope to get a warm, fuzzy robe & some new slippers! (And some tickets to see the Nutcracker!!!)

  11. I would love a garmin with lifetime maps and traffic…. and a wedding band since I lost mine when I was pregnant a few years ago :)
    Thanks girls!!

  12. Melinda brown says:

    My husband broke his foot stringing lights. I hope to find a fully functional husband who is pain free and able to provide for the family under the tree. The same husband…I’m not looking for a new one.

  13. I just want my family and friends to be happy and healthy this year.

  14. suzanne clark says:

    I am hoping to find money so that my medical bills can be paid.

  15. A smile for my Daughter. I would like a new coffee maker, but as long as she gets everything she wants. I will be thrilled.

  16. Jessica Simpson says:

    I am really hoping to find a kindle under my tree!

  17. I am hoping to find an Erlewine neck jig under my tree.

  18. My true wish would be to be back home where I grew up, but my family is here and I’m happy to be wherever God has put me:)

  19. A food processor! Glamorous, I know…

  20. I’m hoping to find a monogram necklace in my stocking!

  21. This might sound cheesy, but it’s been a tough year, I would love some happiness and cheer and no more sad! There it is….:) Come on happy!

  22. Already received a great cover for my Kindle for Hanukkah!

  23. For the first time maybe ever I don’t have a wish list :) My Christmas wish is just to make sure my son (who is 5 today!) has another wonderful Christmas.

  24. Sandra Perrodin says:

    I’m hoping to find a restful time off from work and a good time with my granddaughters!

  25. Annette Goll says:

    I would not keep this for myself but give it to a family that I know. They have so little and this would be a wonderful treat for them!!! I am a volunteer at Walton Arts Center so I have been blessed to get to see this program multiple times and would love to share it with others.

  26. Wishing for a new camcorder…mine stop recording about 6 months ago and I feel like i’ve missed so much!!

  27. I’m hoping for sine new ear rings

  28. Carrie Browning says:

    After a challenging few months, I am going to just be thankful that my family is all together. There is really nothing I want under the tree…I have everything!

  29. I’m hoping to find a new wedding ring! Mine no longer fits, our third munchkin left his mark haha I know we can’t afford it but I can still hope :)

  30. Alarie Bowerman says:

    I want to go to the nutcracker…hoping for tickets for Chridtmas!

  31. Melissa Wilson says:

    I just want to be surprised!

  32. Diane Smith says:

    All I want for Christmas is to be able to afford the gifts I want to get for my kids. That’s it. I really don’t want anything for myself. :)

  33. Cammi Hevener says:

    I’m hoping to find all the perfect present for my kids under the tree this year .. I just want it to be about them .. I want them to experience the “magic” of Christmas and be excited about the gifts they receive!

  34. Christina Burks says:

    I am hoping for a new digital SLR camera!!

  35. Lots of new books for my e-reader.

  36. I hope to receive a ring!!!

  37. Becky Walker says:

    I’m just hoping for a relaxing day with my family!:)

  38. I just want to see lots of smiles on my kids’ faces and good smells coming from the kitchen!

  39. Lindsay Chaney says:

    I already recieved my Christmas gift that I want, and that is that my husband is home this year from work and will be home for the holidays! Thanks for having this awesome giveaway!

  40. I would love a much needed night out with my husband – hopefully dinner at Bordino’s and tickets to see the Nutcracker! :)

  41. Brandi Goolsby says:

    I really hope to get a new iPhone! :)

  42. I’m hoping to find some DKNY perfume and an ereader!

  43. I want a couple small things, but truthfully what I want won’t be under the tree. I just want things done around my house: carpets cleaned, touch up painting done, leaves raked, etc…

  44. I am hoping to find a cute pair of shoes!

  45. My Christmas wish is to celebrate with all my parents, inlaws and all my children and grandchidren. They are my gift~

  46. Time spent with my family! And some new clothes!

  47. Beth McKee says:

    Im hoping to find a Dyson under the tree!

  48. Aubrey Emerson says:

    I am hoping for more time with my husband and family this season and in the coming year!!!

  49. Hoping and planning on family time .

  50. SHEILA TALLY says:

    I just want to have both my children home for Christmas at the same time and with enough time to really spend with my little grandson.

  51. I’m hoping for a new camera, one that’s not too complicated to use. :)

  52. Would love to find some gift cards to the cute little boutique shops in Fayetteville!!

  53. I’m hoping to find my mortgage paid! Big wish!

  54. Karen Stair says:

    I don’t want anything under the tree- just love to see the faces on my children and grandchildren as they enjoy the Christmas. To take my daughter to the Nutcracker would be awesome. That would be a huge Christmas present for us.

  55. Hoping to see my daughter’s smiling face under the tree when she opens the present she’s wanted for many years but I haven’t been able to give her until now. :)

  56. I’m hoping to find smiles, giggles, and lots of hugs from my kiddos! And maybe a note from Santa :)

  57. A tablet of some sort would be so exciting!

  58. Tiffany Neal says:

    I am hoping for everything under my tree to bring smiles and excitement to the faces of my loved ones. And for the day to be filled with joy and celebration of the true meaning of CHRISTmas. :)

  59. Missy Joyce says:

    I’m hoping for a calm and peaceful Christmas to enjoy making memories with the little people!

  60. Yvonne Fitzgerald says:

    I am Thankful, my family members are all safe at Home this Year

  61. I have never eaten @ Bordinos or seem The Nutcracker!!! I would love to do both!

  62. Nicole Gale says:

    I don’t have anything in particular I am hoping to find under the tree. I mostly look forward to seeing the joy and excitement in my children’s eyes.

  63. I have three children. I hope want brings them all they have wished for!

  64. A fixed mountian bike with a child bike attachment!

  65. It may not be under the tree, but the smiles ang giggles that come on Christmas morning are my favorite!!!

  66. Angela Howrey says:

    Just looking forward to some family time! I would LOVE to take my daughter to this show!!

  67. I’m looking forward to calm, peaceful times with my family. The presents are just an extra bonus.

  68. I am hoping for lots of fun with family members and tasty treats!

  69. I am wishing for a new winter coat.

  70. Grace Cooper says:

    My wish for Christmas is to watch my children’s bright smiling faces as they open the gifts under the tree!

  71. I want a day filled with love and laughs, celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Everything else, is just extra. :)

  72. My family!

  73. I am hoping for some rest while my 14 month plays with all the new toys she is getting!

  74. Becky Upshaw says:

    I would love to take my daughters to see a true classical ballet! It sounds amazing!!

  75. Becky Upshaw says:

    Sounds magical and hope to take my girls.

  76. Would it be too much to ask for a year of merry maid service?! And a professional organizer wouldn’t hurt either! Ha! We could desperately use a date night…this would be fun!

  77. jennifer hager says:

    This site is fun. My grandkids would love to see the Nutcracker, as would I! Jennifer

  78. My aunt she is in the hospital and my wish would be her to be home with us for Christmas it would be the best gift.

  79. Hoping for a family vacation cruise from Santa!

  80. Alicia Knotts says:

    My Christmas wish this year is to celebrate Christmas with my family and remember the true meaning of Christmas and to be thankful for what I already have and not for what’s under my tree. Those are the true blessings in life.

  81. My son has joined the Air Force and will be leaving soon. I’m just thankful I’ll have all my family together this Christmas. YAY for FAMILY!!!

  82. Katie Carter says:

    A Mac computer

  83. would love to find a 50mm lens under the tree or tickets to Hawaii!

  84. would just like some new clothes

  85. I would like to see my kids smil and enjoy what they find under the tree. A stack of good fantasy novels would be a bonus.

  86. Nicole Anderson says:

    New boots!!

  87. For the holiday season, I am hoping to find rest and some time with my family! I need a moment to relax and feel love and hear laughter!

  88. I’d love a couple date nights with my husband :) But I dont know how well that fits under the tree!

    (I also followed you on pinterest and commented on facebook!)

  89. I just want my daughter to have a special day, so anything that will make her happy is what I want under our tree!

  90. I would love some tickets to see Maroon 5 in Tulsa!!

  91. I would love tickets to see Maroon 5 in Tulsa!!

  92. Diana Lozano says:

    As a single mother who works and goes to school full-time, I would simply like to be able to spend a full day with my four year old daughter baking cooking, drinking hot chocolate, and watching Christmas classics & not have to worry about one single thing! :)

  93. Kristy Hutchins says:

    I just want to watch my girls open their gifts! That’s a gift itself!

  94. I would love to go see this!

  95. Date Night!!

  96. Amanda Swope says:

    I’d love to have a kindle fire!

  97. Barbara DeMarais says:

    My kids and grandkids! A boyfriend would be appreciated, too. Think they’ll all fit under the tree?

  98. Hoping to find good health and happiness for the coming year. Would also love to see the Nutcracker!

  99. Samantha Evans says:

    Hoping to find a furry little bunny and that my girls aren’t scared of it!

  100. Hoping to find tickets to the Nutcracker!! My kids LOVE it!!!!

  101. LOVE this ballet! My 3 year old would be in HEAVEN if she were to get to attend!!!!

  102. I am looking forward to my kids smiling, giggling faces by the tree on Christmas morning and a long afternoon nap for me.

  103. Hoping to make memories this year instead of debt!!

  104. I have never seen this ballet and would love to!

  105. Something very exciting….. New Tupperware!

  106. I already received what I wanted…a new house. All I want “under the tree” is everything unpacked and time to enjoy our first Christmas in our wonderful new home!

  107. I would love to find an IPAD wrapped under my tree:)

  108. I hope Santa brings me an iphone5. :)

  109. I’m hoping to find new sunglasses and a scarf and necklace to replace the ones I lost this weekend.

  110. I can’t wait to see the excitement my girls will have Christmas morning!

  111. Anything, we are so short on money this year we are buying gifts for the kids. I would be pleasantly surprised to find anything under the tree for myself.

  112. A French Press!

  113. Heather Slinkard says:

    The last two years have been so difficult with aging parents and one that has Dementia and fell and broke his hip during Snowmaggedon. Time for just my husband and I has been sparse and our finances are stretched to the max. I used to be a pointe dancer and would love the opportunity to take a breath from all the stress, eat a great dinner and enjoy the show with two friends that have been on a similar road as our family in regards to aging parents. I am sure that others have it harder but to be considered would be a blessing. Thank you and Merry Christmas ;)

  114. Cherie Robbins says:

    Would love to be able to take the girls to see this show. It sounds like so much fun. Im just wanting to make the girls happy this year since money is so tight. Praying for miracles.

  115. What I KNOW I will find is the bows chewed off the presents by one of my cats….but what I hope to find are a few new books!

  116. Trace Henley says:

    I would like to find a new camera battery. I am an amateur photographer. I lost my charger this summer, and I haven’t been able to take any pictures in months. I’m lost without my camera–it’s like another limb! I so wish that I could have a new charger.

  117. Lanie Miller says:

    A little cash to help pay off my own student loans, so I can start paying for my oldest son to head to college soon.

  118. This year I am hoping to see peace and life under the tree.

  119. I would love to take my little ballerinas to see the Nutcracker!! I don’t really have anything that I’m hoping to see under the tree for me. I enjoy seeing the joy and excitement on the face of my children.

  120. A vacation

  121. I hope to find happy children around our tree on Christmas morning! Love to see those smiles!

  122. Christy White says:

    I am hoping to find lots of love under our Christmas tree! We don’t get tons of gifts as we have 5 kids, but we always enjoy spending the day together!!!!

  123. I’m hoping to find tickets to the Nutcracker! Merry Christmas!

  124. Under the tree I hope to find no broken ornaments. Our kitty thinks the tree is her new playground!

  125. A clean house!

  126. All I want is time with my family.

  127. honestly, i would just love some quality, relaxing time with my family. time to sit and watch christmas movies and craft and not have to worry about my lists. :) a new white down comforter for my bed wouldn’t be awful either. :)

  128. A Kitchenaid mixer :)

  129. Amy R Helmich says:

    I’d like new carpet in the bedroom! I’m sure that would be hard to wrap but I know Santa could pull it off. ;)

  130. Hoping for warm fuzzy socks under our tree this year. =)

  131. I am hoping for a magic elf to clean and organize my house all your round!

  132. Mary Avery Wigley says:

    I’m hoping Santa brings me a double jogging stroller this year! I’m also going to follow you in twitter now!

  133. I am hoping for jewelry or lots of scarves and leggings!

  134. I am hoping to find happy memories for three little kiddos under the tree. Family and fun.

  135. Shannon Durham says:

    I hope to find my dad out of the hospital for Christmas and my 8 year old niece make it through another brain surgery on Wednesday.

  136. Beer

  137. A vacuum.

  138. Carol Gulas says:

    I want some pretty socks

  139. Gail Halleck says:

    peace, and me in my PJs eating donuts!

  140. Stacy Schmidt says:

    I would love to have a new Iphone 5 or a trip to the beach. LOL.

  141. A new crockpot

  142. I would like a date night for Christmas! My husband and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary two days after Christmas.

  143. Happy children :)

  144. As long as my family is gathered around the tree, I don’t care too much about what I get. I LOVE watching others unwrap the gifts I give to them, though. I love seeing that they like what I’ve selected. Coffee … Sausage balls … Christmas music … PJ’s! Can’t wait!

  145. A gift certificate for a facial!! Ahhhh!!

  146. Smiles, excitement, and gratitude from my precious family.

  147. Linda Ames says:

    Hoping to see less indulgance and extravagance with a a replacement of more of what the Christmas season is really all about….the birth of The Savior of the World!!!

  148. Kelly Lyons says:

    An Ipad would be lovely!

  149. The only thing I want is to see my kids excited Christmas morning!

  150. I’m hoping for a new phone!

  151. I am hoping to find a new pair of black heels under the Christmas tree. :)

  152. Monica Peters says:

    I’m hoping my family can heal from the loss of our Grandpa last week,that my oldest son Jake makes it home from college in ND, that my youngest son Dylan doesn’t grow up too fast and that I remain married to Jared for another 18+ years.

  153. Looking to spend meaningful time with my 3 girls over Christmas break.

  154. Jennifer Simmons says:

    I’m hoping to get some minions to do my bidding (specifically laundry would be nice)!

  155. I’m hoping for time off from work.

  156. Jacqueline Presley says:

    I would like to SLEEP IN for Christmas!!!

  157. Jacqueline Presley says:

    I follow you on Twitter!

  158. Jacqueline Presley says:

    I follow you on Facebook too.

  159. Jacqueline Presley says:

    I follow you on Pinterest as well.

  160. Andi Brown says:

    I am wishing for a new camaera that will take awesome pictures of my amazing 8 month old twins.

  161. I am hoping to share this wonderful production with my kids and my niece!

  162. Louise Brooks says:

    I just pray that all my family will arrive safely and that we can be together on Christmas to enjoy our 2 4 year old granddaughters and the 2 new ones that God has blessed us with this year.

  163. silicone bakeware….SO exciting. ;)

  164. Real great design and fantastic subject material, practically nothing also we want .

  165. I’m hoping for a gift certificate to the spa!

  166. Peace and tranquility for our country! And, a Bestbuy card would be great!

  167. Happy kids on Christmas morning

  168. When our first daughter was born, my husband got me a very simple ring with her name engraved on it for Christmas. I’d love to have one with our second daughter’s name to match!

    And oh, we love the Nutcracker!!!!!

  169. And, of COURSE I follow you on Twitter and commented on FB, but was glad to have the prompt to follow you on Pinterest – done! :)

  170. Hoping to find lots of happy faces and maybe a little peace and quiet later for a nap!

  171. Rachael Rochier says:

    I am just hoping to make this a good Christmas for my 4 children. Their father died last year & I am hoping to lessen the impact of his absence. So I suppose all I want is no snow so we can travel to spend time with family.

  172. My sweet children… Happily enjoying the morning!

  173. It’s been a tough year…so would love just to make sure we have a few gifts for the kiddos that are meanigful to them under the tree. :)

  174. I would love to find a mothers ring with my daughters names on it! :)

  175. what a wonderful way to make a memory with someone you love.

  176. Lauren Nickle says:

    I’m hoping to spend a wonderful Christmas with family, friends, and good weather! Tickets to see the Nuttcracker and dinner on the town would be a perfect gift!

  177. i’d love to find tickets to Disney World… Addie is just dying to see the princesses!

  178. I’d love to find smiling grandkids under he tree!

  179. I would like to win tickets to the Nutcracker!

  180. Melia Fillmore says:

    Peace, love, health & happiness!

  181. A real full night of sleep. Real sleep…wrapped and all! :)

  182. I would like to find a tropical vacation, I’ve never gotten to take my kids to the beach.

  183. I’d like to find a spa day certificate under my tree!

  184. I’m hopping to find new shoes!!!

  185. I’m hoping to find some date night babysitting and dinner gift certificates!

  186. I would love to find a remote control helicopter for my little guy! :)

  187. Hoping Santa leaves me a new camera! :)

  188. Susie Cates says:

    I’m hoping to find money to pay for my new flooring being installed.

  189. Hoping for a Keurig!!! So unoriginal, but I really want one!!! :)

  190. A new dining room table.

  191. I’m hoping for a smooth trip back home to see our family in Iowa, and some new clothes as I just had baby #3. I’d also love some good seats to the Nutcracker! My daughter LOVES the Nutcracker! I’ll leave a comment on FB and follow you on Pinterest.

  192. Kristi Tidwell says:

    Honestly, after today’s tragedy, I just want my family together, safe and happy to celebrate Jesus” birth!

  193. I am looking forward to finding the fire pit that I know will be under the tree and having s’mores on the deck on Christmas Day!

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