Where to see The Nutcracker with Kids

There's a Nutcracker performance for everyone this Holiday season.

Whether it's a full-length, traditional ballet stage production or the enchanted tale on a big screen, there's a Nutcracker performance for everyone this Holiday season. You can even see an abridged version designed with little ones in mind, starring kids' book faves Max and Ruby.

Here's where you can catch this magical classic this Holiday season... 

The Nutcracker by National Ballet of Canada
December 10, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
We follow the bickering siblings through an astonishing dreamscape of fantastic creatures, places and events, before they finally arrive at the magical palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy, having grown into a new maturity and understanding. With Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score underpinning the entire spectacular affair, The Nutcracker is a ballet like no other.
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Bolshoi Ballet: THE NUTCRACKER at Cineplex
December 11, 2016
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll is transformed into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King, whose army is threatening Marie… Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her nutcracker prince!
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The Nutcracker at Living Arts Centre
Dec 11, 2016
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings the most beloved ballet to glorious life, The Nutcracker. This company of distinguished dancers have showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world."The Nutcracker" is the perennial favourite of generations of children and "children at heart". 
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31st Annual Nutcracker presented by Pia Bouman School for Ballet 
December 16, 2016 to December 18, 2016
Celebrate the magic of the season with the Nutcracker ballet! Families will love the bright colors, beautiful sets and talented dancers involved in each of these fantastic productions. The show is available at various locations around the city, with George Balanchine's The Nutcracker being one of the most iconic seasonal productions.
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Toronto International Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker at Sony Centre
December 17, 2016
The Nutcracker retains Imperial beauty with guest stars from the Bolshoi Ballet. The classic charm and pageantry of the Nutcracker hits the stage in Toronto for an unforgettable performance at the Sony Centre. This year the local cast of young talented dances will be joined by world renowned stars from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, Anastasia Stashkevich & Ruslan Skvortsov.
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Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite at Living Arts Centre
December 27, 2016
Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite – the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s brand new musical production Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite.
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Max and Ruby in The Nutcracker Suite at Flato Markham Theatre
December 28, 2016
Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s timeless Nutcracker Suite, along with delightful original songs, the beloved bunny siblings star in this brand new festive musical; brimming with beautiful costumes, gorgeous sets, delectable dance, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite celebrates the  warmth and magic of the holidays.  
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Canada's Ballet JÓ§rgen presents "The Nutcracker"
December 30, 2016
Unwrap a Canadian family tradition this holiday season. As Klara’s dream and Tchaikovsky’s music unfold and the magic animates a colourful cast of characters, you’ll see why Canada's Ballet Jörgen’s The Nutcracker is an ideal way to introduce a child to this great Canadian holiday tradition. At Flato Markham Theatre.
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Where else can you see the Nutcracker in and around the city? Share below!

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