Photos by Daniel Coston Photography

The Nutcracker Ball is a Charlotte tradition founded 30 years ago by a group of families who wanted to create a formal holiday dinner event that would be fun for both parents and children while also raising funds for a worthy cause.

Each year the host committee selects a beneficiary. The 2018 recipient is the Bruce Irons Camp Fund.

Held at Charlotte Country Club, the evening included classical and contemporary holiday works by dancers from Open Door Studios, a seated dinner, DJ, and dancing.