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Get Your Tickets for San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker

SF Ballet Nutcracker

Photo courtesy San Francisco Ballet © Erik Tomasson

December will be here soon, and for many families, the holidays won't be complete without attending a performance of San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker. Experience over 150 costumed characters, dazzling scenery, Tchaikovsky's beautiful score performed live by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and the opulence of the War Memorial Opera House decorated for Christmas. Tickets to this time-honored holiday tradition are going fast!

Many different performances of Nutcracker take place in the Bay Area during the holiday season, but San Francisco Ballet's is the one that sets the standard. Did you know that San Francisco Ballet was the first ballet company to bring Nutcracker to America, way back in 1944? This year, in fact, the ballet marks Nutcracker's 75th anniversary with some special treats and suprises for all attendees.

We've made it a family tradition to attend Nutcracker every holiday season, and it's always a truly magical experience for everyone. It's really a holiday tradition not to be missed. Order your tickets now and make sure you get your preferred time, date, and seats.

We always try to see one of the ballet's popular Passport performances, which include fun activities throughout the opera house, costumed characters, giveaways, refreshments, and a special keepsake passport to stamp with memories of your trip to Nutcracker. Passport peformances take place on December 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, and 19. These performances are very popular and lines form out the doors of the Opera House, so make sure you get there early!

2019 performances of Nutcracker begin on December 11 and run through December 29. Tickets range in price from $25 to $395, depending on section and performance date. Order your tickets soon: ticket prices may go up depending on demand.

This is a full-length ballet performance, so the SF Ballet recommends Nutcracker for children ages 5 and up; no children under 3, including infants in arms, are allowed. For more information and to order online, visit or call (415) 865-2000.

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