The Pennsylvania Ballet held its annual Nutcracker Magic party on Dec. 10 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The Pennsylvania Ballet, headquartered in Philadelphia, is one of the nation's leading ballet companies. More than 220 children and adults, decked out in their holiday finest, enjoyed child-friendly food while doing holiday-themed crafts; learned a dance from

The Nutcracker

; and met characters including the Mouse King and the Sugarplum Fairy. After the luncheon, guests strolled down Broad Street to the Academy of Music for a matinee performance of George Balanchine's

The Nutcracker.