Ballet BC NutcrackerCanada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet captures the imagination with this charming Canadian retelling of the beloved holiday classic, the Nutcracker. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, the story follows the wondrous adventures of Clara, her Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The turn-of-the-century fantasy is set in a stately mansion where young Clara’s Christmas dream world features toy soldiers, dancing mice and a mischievous bear who steals the Christmas pudding. When Clara’s Christmas gift comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King, she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom, where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns. Whether you’re beginning a new holiday tradition or revisiting an old favourite, you’ll be enthralled by Clara’s escapades with her Nutcracker Prince.

Ballet BC Nutcracker

For the past 6 years, we have taken our boys – now 8 & 10 years – to the Ballet BC production of the Nutcracker. Without a doubt, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet version of the Nutcracker is incredibly kid-friendly. Not only are the Canadiana references (ice skating, hockey, the Parliament buildings & more) great fun, but the dancing bear has kids devolving into giggles every year. The performance is 2 hours in length, with one intermission. To help your children fall in love with the holiday-tradition, play Tchaikovsky’s music ahead of the performance. Get your tickets now to this very popular holiday performance.

Ballet BC & the Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents The Nutcracker:

When: December 7 – 9, 2018
Time: matinee & evening performances
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Address: 649 Cambie St, Vancouver