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Children's Nutcracker returns to the Lila Cockrell Theatre

A beloved holiday tradition is returning to the Lila Cockrell Theatre for the Christmas season in 2022.

SAN ANTONIO — Note: The above video is from December 2021.

A beloved holiday tradition is returning to the Lila Cockrell Theatre for the Christmas season in 2022.

The Children's Ballet of San Antonio will perform Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The timeless story tells the tale of a young girl whose nutcracker doll comes to life and takes her on an adventure through several magical lands.

The Broadway-level performance features artists ages 3-19 and includes internationally acclaimed classical dancers alongside gifted special needs artists. The cast also includes vocalists, actors, gynmasts and more.

The performance will feature a Nutcracker market including tutus, Sugarplum Fairy wands, Mouse King swords, home décor including ornaments, and nutcrackers. There will also be makeup and hair stylists on site to offer holiday makeovers. Santa himself will also be on hand for photos.

Click through the slideshow below to see photos of past performances:

The children's Nutcracker has three performances. The holiday market and photos with Santa open one hour before each performance. Santa pictures are on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Friday, Dec 9, 7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Dec 10, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets are available on the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio website here.

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