It’s officially holiday shopping season. If you want your dollar to do more this year, consider shopping the online boutiques of two Valley nonprofits that need your support now more than ever!
Ballet Arizona’s Online Nutcracker Boutique
If part of your annual trip to see Ballet Arizona’s “The Nutcracker” includes a stop at our Nutcracker Boutique for a special memento, you can still recreate that magic this year! Continue your holiday tradition of choosing a delightful decoration from the new online Nutcracker Boutique!
Browse a collection of whimsical nutcrackers and ornaments from the comfort of your home and make your holiday season complete.
Items ordered from the boutique will be available for pick-up curbside at Ballet Arizona on Friday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from 9 to 11 a.m., where costumed “Nutcracker” characters will wave to you and your family from a safe distance while a volunteer brings your order straight to your car.
While COVID-19 has shut down live performances, Ballet Arizona will keep “The Nutcracker” tradition alive with virtual performances of the abridged “Nutcracker Suite,” available on demand on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 19. Tickets are $20 at www.balletaz.org.
Arizona Animal Welfare League’s “Give a Gift, Save a Life” Holiday Auction
This holiday season, purchase gifts for your loved ones that help save a life by conducting your holiday shopping at AAWL’s “Give a Gift, Save a Life” online auction. 100% of the money raised during this auction will benefit the more than 4,000 animals that the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA saves each year. The online auction runs through December 9. All bidding closes at 4 p.m. MST. Browse the incredible gifts up for auction at aawl.org/holidayauction.