Nutcracker with Christmas tree in the backgound.
 
A trip to see The Nutcracker ballet during the holidays is a time-honored tradition across the globe. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to experience the magic of this classic holiday ballet. Below are some of the North Texas ballet companies ready to enchant you with the story of Clara and her nutcracker prince’s journey through the Kingdom of Sweets.
 
Who: Colleyville Ballet
Where: Irving Arts Center
When: Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m.
 
Who: Collin County Ballet Theater
Where: Centennial High School Theater (Frisco)
When: Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
 
Who: Contemporary Ballet of Dallas; “Holiday at the Ballet”
Where: Bank of America Theater at the Charles W. Eismann Center for Performing Arts
When: Dec. 8 & 9 at 8 p.m.
*This isn’t a full-length Nutcracker ballet, but offers fan-favorite excerpts as well as a re-staging of former Martha Graham Dance Company dancer Robert Beard’s Ceremony of Carols.
 
Who: Dallas Ballet Company
Where: Granville Arts Center (Garland)
When: Dec. 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
 
Who: Dallas Repertoire Ballet
Where: Hill Performance Hall at the Charles W. Eismann Center for Performing Arts
When: Dec. 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
 
Who: Texas Ballet Theater
Where: Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)
When: Dec. 8-10, Dec. 14-17, Dec. 20-24; Matinee and evening options
 
Who: Tuzer Ballet
Where: Hill Performance Hall at the Charles W. Eismann Center for Performing Arts
When: Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m., Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

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