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. Purchase tickets online in advance.