The  second annual Mother/Daughter Nutcracker Tea will be held at the Darien Community Association mansion on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11:30 to 1 p.m., festively decked out for the holidays. A delicious menu, provided by Palmer’s Catering, will include traditional tea sandwiches, mini pastries, holiday cookies and assorted teas. For the children, festive sandwich cut-outs and raspberry lemonade will be served. Dancers from the Darien Arts Center will entertain the audience with abbreviated Scenes from the Nutcracker.

 This event sold out quickly last year. Grandparents are welcome, too! Please let us know in advance if you have any seating preferences (someone you’d like to be seated with) or dietary requirements, and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Fees are $35 for children and $45 for adults. Prepayment is required by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 29 and may be made online at or by contacting the DCA at or 203-655-9050 extension 10. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.