Annually since 1954 At Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet's spectacular production of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic...November 24-December 31st.
From the producers: Tschaikovsky's iconic score transports you to a world of wonder where mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers come to life, and a blizzard of ballerinas reveals the enchanting Land of Sweets. This is "the mother of all Nutcrackers" (The New Yorker) - the version that originated a beloved American tradition.
New York City Ballet co-founder George Balanchine first staged "The Nutcracker" in 1954. It has been performed annually since then.
"George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" features 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands, and two casts of 50 young students each from the School of American Ballet. You can find more fun facts here.