The Shop and Sweet Treats Fundraiser for Dance Kids at Carrigg's of Carmel

 Decorate your home for the holidays, find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list, and don’t miss the “The Shop & Sweet Treats Fundraiser for Dance Kids at Carrigg’s of Carmel”.                                                                                                          

Carrigg’s of Carmel, located at the Southeast corner of Ocean Avenue and San Carlos in Carmel-by-the-Sea will donate 20% of the total sales made (on non sale merchandise) when you mention Dance Kids to Dance Kids (a 501(c)3 non-profit) during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th. Dance Kids supporters will also receive delicious holiday cookies and other sweet treats while shopping at Carrigg’s to help support Dance Kids of Monterey County. Enjoy the music from the Nutcracker while at Carrigg’s. There will also be some tin soldiers at the entrance of the store and Nutcracker-themed Christmas ornaments, too.

According to Sheree Smith, owner of Carrigg’s of Carmel since 2013, “We are so delighted to support Dance Kids of Carmel, a wonderful community non-profit that helps thousands of kids and stages the fabulous Nutcracker performances in Carmel. We believe this is a great partnership since we both celebrate the holidays as a time for fun, relaxation and visits with family and friends…and an outing to see Nutcracker at the Sunset Center, too!”

About Carrigg’s of Carmel

For more than 18 years, Carrigg’s of Carmel has been serving the Monterey Peninsula by offering the finest quality home furnishings and the most elegant interior design services. Providing a gorgeous “winter wonderland” atmosphere, the spacious downtown Carmel showroom will feature 16 beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Carrigg’s sells fully decorated trees and are often hired to decorate homes and trees for holiday parties.

Carrigg’s of Carmel is the Monterey Peninsula’s premier furniture store where shoppers can find the most elegant furnishing and interior design services. The spacious store’s provides a great array of gorgeous chandeliers, lamps and sconces, sculpture, art, picture frames, home and table accessories, exclusive gift items and high quality furniture will be sure to impress shoppers. Carrigg’s talented team of interior designers will be more than happy to help with any of its customer’s home interior or office needs. The store is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They have an online store and ship internationally. For more information, call Carrigg’s at (831) 620-1000 or go to

About Dance Kids of Monterey County

Don’t miss the first ever collaboration between Dance Kids of Monterey County and the Monterey County Pops!, culminating in Nutcracker 2017 at Sunset Center, December 8th, 9th and 10th, 2017.  This is the first time in Monterey Peninsula history that a full symphony has performed the entire score of Nutcracker from the pit with a ballet company on stage!   Be sure to be there when dance history is being made!

Dance Kids of Monterey County, founded in 1993, is a non-profit group with the objective of bringing the art of the dance and theater experience to all youngsters in Monterey County. Under the direction of founder and Artistic Director, Carol Benton Richmond, Dance Kids produces four distinct programs each year: Nutcracker, a full length ballet, is currently celebrating a milestone year with the addition of Monterey County Pops! Orchestra in the pit for the annual December holiday event; in its fifth year of touring South County. Cascanueces; A Latino Nutcracker, a folkloric tour of the states of Mexico though dance and a live mariachi band;  a collaboration with Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for fine arts training in after school programs; and a collaboration with UpWard Bound, a national program benefiting juniors in high school in their pursuit of higher education.

Dance Kids community outreach includes performances in various schools, retirement communities, and in other county locations to better expand the goal of reaching all children. In addition, Dance Kids, through its fund-raising efforts, offers tuition and dancewear funding for students who might not otherwise be able to afford classes or be part of the various productions. Free tickets for Nutcracker are available to groups dealing with at-risk children, senior citizens and physically challenged adults.

Guided by a strong voluntary board of directors and advisory committee, Dance Kids of Monterey County brings twenty-five years of experience in dance and threaten production to Monterey County.

For more information and to become a valued corporate sponsor or donor, call (831) 622-9008 or go to