Bring The Nutcracker Tradition Home This Christmas


Bring The Nutcracker tradition home this Christmas with front row seats from your living room. Whether you choose to light some candles and get dressed up for the occasion or go a more casual matching pjs and popcorn route, it’s bound to be fun for the entire family.

Local Production

Ballet Arizona is selling tickets to their digital production of The Nutcracker starting at only $20. The event takes place on December 12 and 19. They also offer Storybook Fridays on Facebook Live where children can enjoy a dance-inspired book.

Free Nutcracker Productions

The American Midwest Ballet is bringing The Nutcracker to your home this year with a premiere on December 12 and the option to view the show at your convenience through December 25.

The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is partnering with the International Youth Ballet to create a one hour, family friendly performance. The link will be available November 27 and throughout the holiday season.

Enjoy a Fireside Nutcracker performance by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre from the comfort of your couch. Register to receive a link for unlimited views through December 31, plus an invitation to a special opening night celebration on December 17. 

Bring the magic of the Sugar Plum Fairy home and check out the Saint Louis Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker. Your complimentary ticket will be good for a specific day between December 12-23.

Elevating Your Nutcracker Experience

Food Ideas

One of the highlights of Christmas are the decadent desserts. These Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes look amazing and would be a show stopper during your Nutcracker viewing party. 

As a nod to the Mouse King, it seems fitting to snack on some cheese and crackers while you enjoy the show. 

It could also be fun to practice crushing some shelled nuts using a nutcracker – watch out for little fingers! 

Craft Ideas

One of the joys of watching The Nutcracker from home is that you can pause or even wrap presents while watching the show. Here are some cute Nutcracker-inspired crafts to keep your little ones engaged while watching.

Whether you get dressed up and go downtown to see the show live on stage each December or you prefer Disney’s version of the classic production, there’s so much magic and wonder to be experienced with this fairy tale ballet. 


  1. I am so glad you wrote this! One of my favorite traditions is to take my girls to the Nutcracker – and this will be perfect!

    • YAY! This is one of our favorite traditions too. I have to say, it was kind of fun to watch it from home in pajamas while eating popcorn and drinking cocoa. 🙂

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