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The Nutcracker Family Benefit

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Celebrate the holiday season with a benefit performance of this classic, presented by New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet.

  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit
  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit
  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit
  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit
  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit
  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit
  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit
  • The Nutcracker Family Benefit

One Children’s Ticket


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  • One Children’s ticket to “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™” at the David H. Koch Theater on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2 PM
  • Admission for one to The Nutcracker Family Benefit, co-hosted by New York City Ballet and The School of American Ballet with Santa Claus, the dancers and holiday music, with food catered by Benchmarc Events
  • Backstage visit to the “Land of Sweets” following the performance
  • A voucher to receive a personalized photo of your family with a dancer in costume
  • Name will be included on the Polichinelles Committee listing

What we love

  • Treat your child (16 and under) to one ticket to "George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™” at the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center.
  • Following the matinee performance, you’re invited to The Nutcracker Family Benefit, a festive holiday party co-hosted by New York City Ballet and its affiliate the School of American Ballet—on the David H. Koch Theater’s Promenade.
  • The party will include food by Marc Murphy’s Benchmarc Events as well as a DJ playing holiday music and a visit from Santa Claus. Guests will have the opportunity to take photos with dancers from the production and ask for their autographs.
  • You’ll also receive a backstage tour of the “Land of Sweets” and a personalized photo of your family with one of the dancers in costume.
  • Premiered in 1954, "George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™” celebrated its 2,000th performance in 2007. It has inspired productions across the country and around the world.

What to know

  • Redeem on: Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Benefit and Polichinelles Committee listing names must be emailed to Customer Service by November 20, 2012 at 12 PM
  • Must be 16 or younger for redemption
  • Cast and schedule subject to change
  • Subject to availability and prior sale
  • May not be combined with any other offers or discounts
  • All sales are final
  • No refunds or exchanges
  • Offer is non-transferable
  • Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders

    Photo credit: Paul Kolnik, Mia McDonald


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About ”George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™”

“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™” at New York City Ballet is one of our city’s most cherished holiday traditions. This classic production features Balanchine’s revered choreography performed by world-class dancers, along with the company’s breathtaking sets and whimsical costumes. A delight for audiences young and old, first-time ballet goers and devoted balletomanes, the show presents stirring dances like the “Waltz of the Flowers” and unforgettable characters like Dewdrop, the Sugarplum Fairy and the Nutcracker himself. This Christmas, allow the magic of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™” to bring forth visions of ballerinas dancing before your very eyes, for an experience that brings to life the true holiday cheer in all of us.

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