Where to See the Nutcracker in NYC: 20+ Family Shows in 2019
The Nutcracker ballet is a classic holiday experience for kids and parents, and NYC offers dozens of wonderful interpretations of this beautiful Christmas show.
While many children love the energy and drama of The Nutcracker—from the sweet Sugar Plum fairy visit to the frantic battle with the Rat King—it can be long for some. So we've rounded up more than 20 variations of The Nutcracker playing this season in all five boroughs, from Lincoln Center's iconic classic iteration to just-for-kids versions. On the Upper East Side, you can dance along to the orchestra! We've also found a Flamenco version and one that features stunning marionettes. Many of our picks are abridged versions and inexpensive (or FREE) while still radiating enough dazzle to keep kids wide-eyed.
Click through to check our listings for all the details, including addresses, times, and recommended ages. Check our event calendar for more children's shows and holiday theater.