The Nutcracker and More Holiday Shows for Boston Kids

The frivolity and magic of The Nutcracker has charmed children for generations. Photo courtesy of the Boston Ballet
The frivolity and magic of The Nutcracker has charmed children for generations. Photo courtesy of the Boston Ballet

The holiday season is finally upon us, and there's no better way to kick off this most magical time of year than with a performance of The Nutcracker—a timeless treat and tradition for all ages that takes you on an enchanting journey through a winter wonderland and beyond. From the Boston Ballet classic to the high-energy adaptation of the Urban Nutcracker's diverse, upbeat choreography, there are dancers performing all around Boston.

Want to keep things merry and bright for your family all season long? Tchaikovsky's beloved confection is hardly the only holiday-themed stage performance delighting kids across Boston this month and next. Families can carol with the Boston Pops, sing along with Rudolph, delight in Scrooge's metamorphosis in A Christmas Carol, take a peek at what your elves on the shelves are up to, and more. Tickets will sell out for these must-see performances faster than cookies go on Christmas Eve, so we advise booking sooner than later.

If you are looking for more holiday and Christmas activities, we've also rounded up Boston's Best Holiday and Christmas Light Shows and the 25 Top Holiday and Christmas Activities in New England.

 

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