Dec 02 Sat

Nutcracker for Kids!

Saturday, December 02 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
December 2, 2023, 10:00 am
December 2, 2023, 11:30 am

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Presenting Sponsor:

Limited seating behind the stage still available. Call (714) 755-5799 for tickets (M-F, 9-5).

Visions of sugarplums will dance in your heads after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet performed in a condensed version created just for kids! This favorite concert finishes with a visit from Santa and our annual holiday sing-along.

Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings concerts are designed for kids ages 5-11. With Image Magnification (IMAG) on the big screen for a closer look at the dancers, conductor and orchestra musicians!

Lobby Activities: Enjoy special activities for kids in the concert hall lobbies.  Activities are open from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. (for 10 a.m. concertgoers) and from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. (for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers).
  • Holiday Photo Station (1st floor)
  • Festival Ballet Theatre Museum (1st floor)
  • Share Your Winter Traditions (1st floor)
  • Snowman Bean Bag Toss Game (2nd floor)
  • Holiday Craft Stations (2nd & 3rd floor)
  • Celeste Test Drive (2nd floor)
  • Coloring Station (3rd floor)

Download Program Notes

Juliet Fischer, Aurelia, the Christmas Sprite

Selections from Tchaikovsky's ballet, 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