The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is pleased to announce the ninth biennial Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party, Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th St, Winona, MN.

This year’s Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party will feature two tea sittings (1 and 4 p.m.). Specialty teas and exquisite finger foods will be served. Additionally, the Land of the Sweets Gift Boutique, featuring holiday gifts and crafts, is available to the public from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The 1pm setting is currently SOLD OUT, please contact us at 507-453-5500 or fill out the online reservation form to be added to the wait list or reserve your tickets for the 4pm tea setting. Tickets are $15 for children and $18 for adults.  All children attending the tea party will receive a complimentary photo with their favorite character from the “Nutcracker” Ballet. Tea attendees will enjoy the sounds of live music and a dance demonstration by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea party is the first big event of the “Nutcracker” production season for MCA and its performing group, the Dance Repertory Company. The company will present the full-length ballet Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre. This year’s cast totals more than 90 members, including students from Saint Mary’s, Winona State University, and children and community members from the Winona area. For tickets to the production, call 507-457-1715 or visit

Proceeds from the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party go toward the MCA student scholarship fund and “Nutcracker” production costs.  The MCA is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

Individual seat reservations or a full table of six can be made online. For more information call 507-453-5500 or visit Seating is limited, reservations are preferred by Oct. 26. The Valéncia Arts Center is handicapped accessible. Also don’t forget to post and follow with the hashtag #MCASugarPlumTea2016

Photos from the 2014 Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party