USA Today: Best Things to Do in December in Phoenix
November 12th, 2021
More than 150 performers fill the stage for the Valley’s premier annual production of Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker, one of the top productions in the country. The annual holiday tradition features top-notch costume and set design, with a beautiful score performed by The Phoenix Symphony. The classic holiday ballet tells the story of young Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince. Ballet Arizona, under the artistic direction of Ib Andersen, puts on one of the country’s best-reviewed holiday productions of The Nutcracker. Ballet Arizona holds special events during the show’s month-long run, including a family-friendly festival that includes a holiday brunch and seasonal shopping.
Recommended for Things to Do in December because: Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition. This is one of the largest productions of the classic in the Southwest.
Patricia’s expert tip: Post-show chats occur immediately after the show on the stage. This year, chats will take place after the performances on Saturday, December 14th and Saturday, December 21st.