Nuts About Nutcracker!

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A classic holiday tale set to Tchaikovsky's music makes for a fun family outing!

The Nutcracker story is a beloved tale during the Christmas season. Your family can experience the tale in different ways this year in the Nashville area:


Sunday, Dec. 17 | Ages 6+
877-247-5223 |
American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $93. Start the day with brunch in the Bistro before heading to TPAC to catch the matinee of Nashville Ballet’s Nashville’s Nutcracker. Transportation to the theater is provided. Register in advance.


Sunday, Dec. 17 | All ages
Captured live on Dec. 21, 2014, The Nutcracker enchant’s the Bolshoi’s stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. See it on the big screen at Regal Green Hills (3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville) and Regal Opry Mills (570 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville). Show time at both theaters is 12:55 p.m. Tickets are $19.67.


Sunday, Dec. 24 | All ages
615-889-3060 |
Moscow Ballet at the Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 2 p.m. $30 – $70. Experience a unique interpretation of the Nutcracker story featuring 80 classically trained ballet dancers.

THE MINI-NUTCRACKER (pictured above)

Dec. 1 – 3 | All ages
615-862-8439 |
Centennial Youth Ballet at Harpeth Hall’s Davis Auditorium, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $12 adults, $8 ages 12 & younger. A young girl’s Christmas dream comes to life.


Dec. 2 – 23 | All ages
615-782-4040 |
Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Dec. 2, 3 & 10 at 2 p.m.; Dec. 9, 16, 21 – 23 at 2 & 7 p.m.; Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 17 at 1 & 6:30 p.m. $35 – $92. It’s the 10th anniversary of this Nutcracker rendition steeped in local history, and it includes 301 kids in the youth cast this year. Also new in this year’s production: a Dancing Bear Cavalry, new magic from Drosselmeyer, and it’s going to snow for the first time in the audience during the show! READ OUR PREVIEW HERE.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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