Jun 21 Fri

Nutcracker for Kids!

Saturday, December 03 2022

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
December 3, 2022, 10:00 am
December 3, 2022, 11:30 am

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Visions of sugarplums and beautiful ballerinas will dance in your head after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet, performed in a condensed version created just for kids. This annual favorite finishes with a jolly visit from Santa Claus himself!

Image magnification (IMAG): During the performance, close-ups of the dancers, acters, orchestra musicians and conductor will be projected onto the big screen above the orchestra.

Lobby Activities: Enjoy pre- or post-concert fun with special activities for kids in the concert hall lobbies including a coloring station, holiday craft, photo backdrop, and a ballet museum. Activities start at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers, and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers.

Download Program Notes

TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from The Nutcracker
The Christmas Tree & March
Arrival of Drosselmeyer
Clara’s Gift
The Battle
A Pine Forest in Winter (Journey through the Snow)
- The Spanish Dance (Chocolate)
 - The Russian Dance (Candy Canes)
Dance of the Reed Flutes
Waltz of the Flowers
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Final Waltz and Grand Finale

Holiday Sing-Along
"Chanukah Song" ("The Dreidel Song")
A Very Merry Sing Along
("Deck the Halls," "Jingle Bells")