George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
The New York City Ballet's annual confection returns, complete with the famous one-ton Christmas tree that grows from 12 to 40 feet, an onstage snowstorm, and hundreds of elaborate costumes, including one for Mother Ginger that measures nine feet wide and weighs 85 pounds!
The production's grand finale involves one million watts of lighting, the most used in any New York City Ballet production.
Show times vary.
Every audience member 12 years of age or older attending performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is required to show in-person proof of COVID-19 vaccination, authorized by the FDA or WHO, upon entering the Theater. Children under the age of 12, and those who are not able to be vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, may attend performances of The Nutcracker with proof of a negative PCR test, performed by a medical provider, taken no more than 72 hours before the performance. As a further tool to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, NYCB requires proper mask usage for all patrons, regardless of age or vaccination status, at all performances of The Nutcracker.