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Looking for the Nutcracker?

Looking for a Tea Party?

Philadelphia Ballet’s rendition of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® lives on, online. And this year, everyone has a front-row seat. So don’t miss the magic! Plan your holiday viewing party for our ten-day event.

Stream the tradition

Single Performance on Christmas Eve: $25 per household
Available to watch from 9 am to 11:59 pm

Ten-Day On Demand Viewing: $50 per household ($200 savings)
Available to watch from 12/16 at 2 pm through 12/25

Interested in a Party Pack?

George Balanchine’s
The Nutcracker®

Available December 16-25

Choreography by George Balanchine
©The George Balanchine Trust

How to watch on a TV

Have yourself a virtual little Tea Party

It’s better than being backstage. Now your little sugar plums can Zoom with their favorite characters in an hour-long virtual party, each with live storytelling, a themed activity and an interactive Nutcracker Q&A. Have your crafts and questions ready!

Single Tea Party: $15 per household
Four-Tea Party Package: This offer has expired

Extend the Party with a Pack

Learn steps and tiara placement with:
Sugar Plum Fairy & Cavalier
Principal Dancers Mayara Pineiro & Sterling Baca
Saturday, December 19 | 3pm

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Decorate your hula hoop with
Candy Cane
Soloist Ashton Roxander
Sunday, December 20 | 3pm

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Sydney Dolan - Dewdrop

Make tissue-paper flowers with
Soloist Sydney Dolan
Tuesday, December 22 | 4pm

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Cozy up for story time with
Mother Ginger
Principal Dancer Jermel Johnson
Thursday, December 24 | 4pm

Learn more about our tradition!

In these exclusive videos, members of the Philadelphia Ballet take you through the gestures, story, and human connections of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Philadelphia Ballet thanks our Presenting Sponsor Cigna, our Lead Sponsors Alger, Independence Blue Cross, the Karin and Stanley Schwalb Family Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation for helping to provide free streaming access George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® for our Philadelphia school children and area children’s hospitals.

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