It Isn’t Holiday Season Until We Get Our Tickets for The Nutcracker!
Who doesn’t love the the music from the beloved George Balanchine’s Ballet The Nutcracker with music by Tchaikovsky. We love this beautiful ballet from the waltz of the snowflakes, the sugar plum fairies to the Mouse King and Clara and her Nutcracker Prince! The Nutcracker kicks off the holiday season, in our opinion, and we look forward to purchasing our tickets to see a performance. This beautiful ballet is truly one of our favorites and always makes us smile. This is one of those holiday shows you simply should not miss!
How about a casual brunch and a matinee? The #SoooBoca squad has gone many times for the matinee in particular and we make an afternoon out of it. One of our favorite ways to kick off the holiday season is to plan a girls night out or ladies who lunch day and ballet!
One of the many benefits of living in South Florida during the holidays (in addition to the absolutely fabulous weather) is the fact that we are in close proximity to venues dedicated to the performing arts; many of which are hosting dance companies performing The Nutcracker.
Where To See The Nutcracker in South Florida
Below we have compiled a list of performances from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Palm Beach. Even though we may not have snow to celebrate the season we do have many options to see The Nutcracker at your favorite theater or venue. Holiday activities are in full on seasons greetings mode here in South Florida and The Nutcracker is a fabulous holiday tradition.
November 23rd – 25th: Boca Ballet Theater: For over 20 years, this dance company has been performing The Nutcracker. This year, the show will be in the Olympic Heights Auditorium. As an added bonus, you can purchase tickets to the post-matinee children’s party where you can meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and other characters.
November 30th – December 1st: Ballet Palm Beach: Reserve your seats now for performance of the Nutcracker at The Alexander Dryfoos Jr. Concert Hall in Palm Beach. Don’t forget to check out their calendar for other beautiful ballet performances.
December 7th – 9th: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts: Visit this beautiful theater for the Miami City Ballet’s performances of The Nutcracker. Multiple shows will take place over the course of the weekend. December 15th is a sensory friendly performance.
December 8th: Sunrise Civic Center Theater: Demand has been so high for this Fort Lauderdale location that they have scheduled two shows. Come see the Russian Ballet of Orlando perform this holiday classic. Both matinee and evening performances are available.
December 8th – 9th: The Florida Classical Ballet: This ballet company, founded in 2010, is performing The Nutcracker at the St. Andrews School in Boca Raton on December 8th and 9th. Local, national and international artists are members of this acclaimed company.
December 14th – 16th: Parker Playhouse Each year this is one of the most popular shows! Performed by the Arts Ballet Theater of Florida, this show includes professionals in the lead roles and a community cast, including local children. The show is simply engaging for adults and children alike. December 15th is a
sensory friendly performance.
December 14th – 24th: Arsht Center
at the Ziff Ballet Opera House located on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami
December 15th – 16th: Coral Springs Center for the Arts: This beautiful theater, located in the heart of Coral Springs, has tickets for three performances of The Nutcracker available. Two on Saturday and one on Sunday. The International Ballet Company will perform this holiday classic. Their company includes over 130 performers, all magnificent!
December 28th – 30th: Kravis Center
in West Palm Beach with the Miami City Ballet
With so many performances, there has to be one that fits in to your holiday schedule! Reserve your tickets and plan your day – what could be better! Enjoy the show!
As always please check with the venue and companies for dates, times and most updated information.