It's really not the holiday season for me until my little girl is dressed in tights and a fancy dress and partaking in some holiday cheer like visiting Santa or seeing The Nutcracker. OK, that last one's going to have to wait a few years because my kid is 3 years old and I just don't trust her, you know? But The Nutcracker is one of the best parts of the holiday season, and I'm eager to find out where to see The Nutcracker in Atlanta for our future holiday plans.
Luckily, I don't have to worry too much about where to see it. The Nutcracker is a classic and a favorite in nearly every city in the world, including Atlanta. According to the Moscow Ballet website, The Nutcracker premiered a week before Christmas 1892 and premiered in western countries in the 1940s. The sweet story of one little girl's Christmas Eve, her beloved Nutcracker, and a land full of sweets is timeless and one I can't wait to share with my little girl. The Moscow Ballet website noted that the San Francisco Ballet Company was the first American group to put on a production of The Nutcracker in 1944. That means for over 70 years, this ballet has been delighting the hearts of children and adults alike. So if you're in Atlanta and hoping to fall into the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy, you should be able to catch a show at two major venues:
The Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is an Atlanta staple and nearly everyone I know, including my own family, has a great memory of seeing The Nutcracker in this iconic theater. From Dec. 8 to Dec. 28, Atlanta Ballet will perform the classic story each night, with weekends offering two shows per day. You can pick up tickets for as low as $25.
Infinite Energy Center
The Fox Theatre isn't the only major venue with a showing of The Nutcracker. You can also head to the Infinite Energy Center to catch Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's performance from Dec. 1 through Dec. 17. Tickets range from $20 to $37 and some days have up to three performances.
Around town there may be other smaller performances of the classic ballet, but they seem to be scheduled for early December or soon after Thanksgiving. Check your local city and surrounding area for updates on future The Nutcracker performances.
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