he hong kong ballet’s popular Nutcracker Christmas Benefit returns on Sunday December 6 for its seventh fun-filled edition. Organised by the Ballet Guild (whose members are pictured above) and staged at the Island Shangri-la, the fantastically festive day of entertainment will include brunch, auctions, art and craft workshops, an instant photo booth, balloon twisting, face painting and a performance by children clad in mini Nutcracker costumes. There will be a silent auction for an exclusive Nutcracker Barbie and Ken set inspired by the beloved characters at the centre of the popular ballet. Another 230 limited edition Barbie dolls will be available to purchase as souvenirs. Proceeds from the day will go to the ballet company’s Dancers’ Sponsorship Fund to provide physiotherapy sessions, new pointe shoes, dancers’ training and educational exchanges.