The best Nutcracker ballet shows for kids in NYC

Wintertime is magical! Check out these kid-friendly Nutcracker ballet shows! Sugarplums will definitely be dancing in your heads.

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Photograph: Paul Kolnik George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Celebrate the magic of the season with the Nutcracker Ballet! The Nutcracker, for kids and adults alike, is something you certainly won't want to miss. Magical, sparkly sets, intricate costumes, ethereal dancers and stunning choreography guide your family through young Clara's action-packed holiday adventure with her favorite toys and the evil Mouse King.

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The Nutcracker, NYC Ballet (1993)