Although every family has different traditions during the holidays, The Nutcracker is arguably one of the best that many people look forward to each year. At this point, it's become far more than a ballet. The dance combined with the beautiful musical orchestrations are a sure sign it's Christmas — and a nostalgia for many of us that creates warm, fuzzies all over. The great thing about this ballet is that there are so many opportunities to enjoy it each year, and if you're in the heart of Texas, here's where to watch The Nutcracker in Houston. If you've never been before, trust me, it's a tradition you'll want to start.
In the classic (and most renditions) version of The Nutcracker, young Marie's most beloved Christmas toy, a nutcracker, comes to life. If you've seen it before, chances are you can envision the Sugar Plum Fairy dancing across the stage already. The Nutcracker himself then battles to defeat the evil Mouse King, and you can probably imagine how the rest goes. If not, it's time to kick off your holiday season right. This is a tradition that's great for just about any occasion. Whether you have family in town, want to plan a date night, go out with a group of close friends, or just take your kids to see the classic story come to life, it's a great way enjoy the holiday season and get in the Christmas spirit.
So get out your nutcracker, tell your little ones the story behind the whimsical dance, and look through these showings to grab a ticket near you. You won't regret starting, or ending, your holiday season this way. With all of the different variations and interpretations, on top of the wonderful and unique talent from each different performance, there's really no wrong way to go in choosing your show this year.