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.


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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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:)

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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 🙂

  17. 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. 🙂

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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!

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

  22. 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…

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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. 🙂

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

  29. 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. 🙂

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

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

  32. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  40. 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!

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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!!!

  44. 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.

  45. 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!

  46. 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!)

  47. 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! 🙂

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

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

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

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

  52. 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!

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

  54. 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.

  55. 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 😉

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

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

  61. 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!!!!

  62. 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. 🙂

  63. 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. 😉

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

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

  66. 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.

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

  68. 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!

  69. 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!!!

  70. 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.

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

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

  73. 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.

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

  75. 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!!!!!

  76. 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! 🙂

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

  78. 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.

  79. 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. 🙂

  80. 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!

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

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

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

  84. 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.

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

  86. 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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