The Nutcracker by City Ballet of San Diego – Dec. 7-23

Accompanied by The City Ballet Orchestra, John Nettles conducting

City Ballet Nutcracker 2018Feel 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 7, 2018 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 2:00pm
Friday, December 14, 2018 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 2:00 pm
Friday, December 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018 – 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 23, 2018 – 2:00pm


Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway, Downtown San Diego

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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: