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Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker

November 30th, 2023

The holiday season in Cincinnati is about to get even more enchanting as The Nutcracker is back in town. Cincinnati Ballet will once again take audiences on a journey through dazzling sets, stunning costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. From the magnificent Land of Sweets to the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, join us on a magical journey as we unwrap the rich history behind Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition.


A Timeless Spectacle Since 1974

Since 1974, Cincinnati Ballet has been bringing the magic of The Nutcracker to our city. This cherished holiday tradition has been delighting audiences for almost five decades. Since the first performance at Cincinnati Music Hall under the artistic direction of David McClain, Cincinnati Ballet has continued to awe and inspire with each production of The Nutcracker every year.



Evolution of Enchantment

Over the years, The Nutcracker has continued to evolve, mesmerizing audiences with its timeless tale and enchanting performances. Cincinnati Ballet has taken this beloved production to new heights, blending tradition with innovation. With sets that transport you to a magical realm, choreography that leaves you in awe, and costumes that take your breath away, each performance offers a truly immersive experience for all.




The Significance of The Nutcracker

Beyond its engaging story-telling, The Nutcracker holds a special place in the hearts of Cincinnati families. It’s a shared experience that brings generations together, creating cherished memories that last a lifetime. This ballet embodies the spirit of the season, igniting wonder and magic that transcend age and time. Whether it’s your first time seeing The Nutcracker or an annual tradition, each performance is a unique and unforgettable experience.



Carrying on the Legacy: Creating Everlasting Memories!

As we reflect on the legacy of The Nutcracker, we see it as more than just a ballet. It is a Cincinnati tradition that binds our community together and offers a magical escape during the holiday season. Cincinnati Ballet takes great pride in being part of countless family traditions, adding sparkle and joy to the festive spirit that fills our city every December.




Get Ready to Experience The Nutcracker Spectacle!

In conclusion, The Nutcracker isn’t just a ballet; it’s a cherished family experience that has become synonymous with the holiday season in Cincinnati. Its evolution, significance, and magical touch added by Cincinnati Ballet have made it a timeless spectacle that continues to bring families together in the spirit of joy and wonder. As we eagerly anticipate this year’s performance, let’s celebrate the Nutcracker legacy that has enchanted our city for almost five decades.

Join us on this unforgettable journey! Grab your tickets now and immerse yourself this holiday in the magic of The Nutcracker at Cincinnati Music Hall. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience that will leave you and your family with memories that will last a lifetime. Click HERE or call our box office to secure your seats. We can’t wait to share this unforgettable adventure with you!



REMINDER: Beware of third-party ticket sellers. Our prices range from $29 -$159 not including fees. If you see prices higher than that, you are not on our site and may be purchasing fraudulent tickets or previously purchased tickets at inflated prices. You can always call the Box Office at 513-621-5282 from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday for assistance with booking your Nutcracker experience.

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