The Nutcracker by City Ballet of San Diego

Accompanied by The City Ballet Orchestra, John Nettles conducting

Feel the magic of the holidays at a performance of City Ballet of San Diego’s award-winning production of The Nutcracker. As you come into the grand lobby of the historic Spreckels Theater, you will be charmed by a chorus of carolers bringing you the joyful songs of the season.

Voted San Diego’s Best Nutcracker production by the “Tommy Awards”, this elaborate and elegant production, with exquisite costumes and scenery, will take you on Clara’s magical journey from her fun filled family Christmas party where toy soldiers and mice become life sized, to the enchanted Snow Forest and on to the Land of Sweets where she is welcomed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, her Cavalier and magical performances from dancers throughout the world.

Accompanied by the City Ballet Orchestra and Chorus, this heart-warming production is the perfect way for families to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit, year after year. Following each matinee performances, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members and pose for photos.

Dates and Times

Friday, December 8, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 2:00pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 2:00 pm
Friday, December 22, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 24, 2017 – 1:00pm – Special Christmas Eve Performance


Spreckels Theater in Downtown San Diego
121 Broadway, Downtown San Diego

Directions to Spreckels Theater

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: