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December 2017

Solstice! Holiday Celebration of the Longest Night

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 12 at UpSwing Aerial Dance Company, 2525 Eighth St
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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$10 - $25

“Solstice!” is an East Bay favorite holiday alternative since 2005. Produced every other year, this is the 7th production. “Solstice!” celebrates the longest night of the year with music & dance by some of the Bay Area’s finest performers, and includes a Solstice-inspired visual arts installation. Thu, Dec 21, 7p, $10-25. Photo by Kaleb Wyman

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San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 15, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 30, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$50
Ballet dancers in snowflake costumes

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. This holiday season, the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in the Nutcracker. Wednesdays, Dec. 13, 20, 27, 7pm; Wednesdays 20, 27, 2pm; Thursdays, Dec 14, 21, 28, 2pm & 7; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 29, 2pm; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 7pm; Saturdays, Dec 16, 23, 2pm &…

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SMUIN Presents “The Christmas Ballet”

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$25 - $89
Dancer in red with feathered boa

Smuin makes the holidays sizzle with its annual yuletide celebration of dance, "The Christmas Ballet." With a stunning and original array of ballet, tap, and jazz, this joyous showcase of styles is set to holiday tunes, with the surprise unwrapping of new treats every year. Thu-Sat, Dec 14-16, 8pm; Sun, Dec 17, 2 & 7pm; Thu, Dec 21, 8pm: Fri-Sat, Dec 22-23, 2 & 8pm; Sun, Dec 24, 2pm, $25-89. Photo by Keith Sutter

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The Hard Nut

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 8:00pm

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One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$40 - $135
Dramatic Scene of the Nutcracker but with a twist.

Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut returns to Zellerbach Hall for the first time in five years with go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes and more. Morris’ irreverent take on The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, is performed by members of the Berkeley Symphony. This production made its West Coast debut at Cal Performances in 1995. Fri-Sat, Dec 15-16 & 22-23, 8pm; Sat, Dec 16 & 23, 2pm; Sun, Dec 17 & 24, 3pm; Thu, Dec 21, 8pm, $40-135. Photo by Julieta…

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Mark Foehringer’s 9th annual Nutcracker Sweets

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 17, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 23, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$20.50 - $42.50
Three performers trying to catch a gingerbread house

Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra, Brian Fisher as Drosselmeyer, musical direction by Michael Morgan, set design by Peter Crompton, costume design by Richard Battle, and production direction by Frederic O. Boulay. Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 11am; Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 1pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17, 4pm; Fri, Dec 22, 11am & 1pm, $20.50-42.50. Photo by Matt Haber.  

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Mark Foehringer’s 9th annual Nutcracker Sweets

December 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
+ Google Map
$20.50 - $42.50
Three performers trying to catch a gingerbread house

Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra, Brian Fisher as Drosselmeyer, musical direction by Michael Morgan, set design by Peter Crompton, costume design by Richard Battle, and production direction by Frederic O. Boulay. Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 11am; Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 1pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17, 4pm; Fri, Dec 22, 11am & 1pm, $20.50-42.50. Photo by Matt Haber.  

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SMUIN Presents “The Christmas Ballet”

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$25 - $89
Dancer in red with feathered boa

Smuin makes the holidays sizzle with its annual yuletide celebration of dance, "The Christmas Ballet." With a stunning and original array of ballet, tap, and jazz, this joyous showcase of styles is set to holiday tunes, with the surprise unwrapping of new treats every year. Thu-Sat, Dec 14-16, 8pm; Sun, Dec 17, 2 & 7pm; Thu, Dec 21, 8pm: Fri-Sat, Dec 22-23, 2 & 8pm; Sun, Dec 24, 2pm, $25-89. Photo by Keith Sutter

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San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 30, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$50
Ballet dancers in snowflake costumes

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. This holiday season, the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in the Nutcracker. Wednesdays, Dec. 13, 20, 27, 7pm; Wednesdays 20, 27, 2pm; Thursdays, Dec 14, 21, 28, 2pm & 7; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 29, 2pm; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 7pm; Saturdays, Dec 16, 23, 2pm &…

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Sweet Can Productions presents Mittens and Mistletoe

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

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One event on December 23, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 4:00pm

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$18 - $20
Person balancing on a chair that has been vertically stacked on top of four chairs

'Mittens' is back with more comedy, music, spectacular circus feats, and holiday high jinks. This year's cast includes veterans from Sweet Can, Cirque du Soleil, Le Cirque de Boheme, Teatro ZinZanni, New Pickle Circus, and Circus Bella. Fri & Sun, Tue-Thu, Dec. 22 & 24, 26-28, 2pm; Sat (Adults Only), Dec 23, 4 & 8pm; Thu, Dec 28, 4pm, $18-60. Photo courtesy of artist.

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San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 15, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 30, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$50
Ballet dancers in snowflake costumes

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. This holiday season, the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in the Nutcracker. Wednesdays, Dec. 13, 20, 27, 7pm; Wednesdays 20, 27, 2pm; Thursdays, Dec 14, 21, 28, 2pm & 7; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 29, 2pm; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 7pm; Saturdays, Dec 16, 23, 2pm &…

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Symphony Silicon Valley present The Nutcracker

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 2:30pm

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$38 - $100

The enchanting holiday classic returns. Symphony Silicon Valley presents this magical production with full orchestra and the outstanding Ballet Stars of Moscow direct from Russia. Wed, Fri-Sat, Dec 20 & 15-16 & 22-23, 7pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17 & 23-24, 2:30pm, $38-100.  

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SMUIN Presents “The Christmas Ballet”

December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$25 - $89
Dancer in red with feathered boa

Smuin makes the holidays sizzle with its annual yuletide celebration of dance, "The Christmas Ballet." With a stunning and original array of ballet, tap, and jazz, this joyous showcase of styles is set to holiday tunes, with the surprise unwrapping of new treats every year. Thu-Sat, Dec 14-16, 8pm; Sun, Dec 17, 2 & 7pm; Thu, Dec 21, 8pm: Fri-Sat, Dec 22-23, 2 & 8pm; Sun, Dec 24, 2pm, $25-89. Photo by Keith Sutter

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The Hard Nut

December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
+ Google Map
$40 - $135
Dramatic Scene of the Nutcracker but with a twist.

Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut returns to Zellerbach Hall for the first time in five years with go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes and more. Morris’ irreverent take on The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, is performed by members of the Berkeley Symphony. This production made its West Coast debut at Cal Performances in 1995. Fri-Sat, Dec 15-16 & 22-23, 8pm; Sat, Dec 16 & 23, 2pm; Sun, Dec 17 & 24, 3pm; Thu, Dec 21, 8pm, $40-135. Photo by Julieta…

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Mark Foehringer’s 9th annual Nutcracker Sweets

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 17, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 23, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
+ Google Map
$20.50 - $42.50
Three performers trying to catch a gingerbread house

Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra, Brian Fisher as Drosselmeyer, musical direction by Michael Morgan, set design by Peter Crompton, costume design by Richard Battle, and production direction by Frederic O. Boulay. Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 11am; Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 1pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17, 4pm; Fri, Dec 22, 11am & 1pm, $20.50-42.50. Photo by Matt Haber.  

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Oakland Ballet Presents Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker, with the Oakland Symphony

December 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on December 24, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 5:00pm

Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$23 - $100
Dancer dressed as the Nutcracker jumping and looking at a little girl

A highlight of the holiday season, the eighth annual production of Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker, returns to Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on Saturday, December 23 at 1pm and 5pm, and Sunday, December 24 at 1pm. Oakland Ballet’s Nutcracker refreshes the holiday classic with smart choreography, clever storytelling and vibrant sets and costumes. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score is performed live by the Oakland Symphony. Sat, Dec 23, 1pm & 5pm; Sun, Dec 24, 1pm, $23-100. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV3V8zfZJNk&feature=youtu.be Photo by David DeSilva.

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Mark Foehringer’s 9th annual Nutcracker Sweets

December 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 9, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
+ Google Map
$20.50 - $42.50
Three performers trying to catch a gingerbread house

Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets is a unique 50-minute version of the Nutcracker specifically designed for families with young children. The production features a live 9-piece chamber orchestra, Brian Fisher as Drosselmeyer, musical direction by Michael Morgan, set design by Peter Crompton, costume design by Richard Battle, and production direction by Frederic O. Boulay. Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 11am; Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10, 16-17, 23, 1pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17, 4pm; Fri, Dec 22, 11am & 1pm, $20.50-42.50. Photo by Matt Haber.  

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SMUIN Presents “The Christmas Ballet”

December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 2:00pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$25 - $89
Dancer in red with feathered boa

Smuin makes the holidays sizzle with its annual yuletide celebration of dance, "The Christmas Ballet." With a stunning and original array of ballet, tap, and jazz, this joyous showcase of styles is set to holiday tunes, with the surprise unwrapping of new treats every year. Thu-Sat, Dec 14-16, 8pm; Sun, Dec 17, 2 & 7pm; Thu, Dec 21, 8pm: Fri-Sat, Dec 22-23, 2 & 8pm; Sun, Dec 24, 2pm, $25-89. Photo by Keith Sutter

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The Hard Nut

December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
+ Google Map
$40 - $135
Dramatic Scene of the Nutcracker but with a twist.

Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut returns to Zellerbach Hall for the first time in five years with go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes and more. Morris’ irreverent take on The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, is performed by members of the Berkeley Symphony. This production made its West Coast debut at Cal Performances in 1995. Fri-Sat, Dec 15-16 & 22-23, 8pm; Sat, Dec 16 & 23, 2pm; Sun, Dec 17 & 24, 3pm; Thu, Dec 21, 8pm, $40-135. Photo by Julieta…

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San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 19, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 28, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 30, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 24, 2017 at 4:00pm

One event on December 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
$50
Ballet dancers in snowflake costumes

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. This holiday season, the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in the Nutcracker. Wednesdays, Dec. 13, 20, 27, 7pm; Wednesdays 20, 27, 2pm; Thursdays, Dec 14, 21, 28, 2pm & 7; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 29, 2pm; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 7pm; Saturdays, Dec 16, 23, 2pm &…

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Symphony Silicon Valley present The Nutcracker

December 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 20, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 22, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 23, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on December 24, 2017 at 2:30pm

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
+ Google Map
$38 - $100

The enchanting holiday classic returns. Symphony Silicon Valley presents this magical production with full orchestra and the outstanding Ballet Stars of Moscow direct from Russia. Wed, Fri-Sat, Dec 20 & 15-16 & 22-23, 7pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17 & 23-24, 2:30pm, $38-100.  

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Sweet Can Productions presents Mittens and Mistletoe

December 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$18 - $20
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'Mittens' is back with more comedy, music, spectacular circus feats, and holiday high jinks. This year's cast includes veterans from Sweet Can, Cirque du Soleil, Le Cirque de Boheme, Teatro ZinZanni, New Pickle Circus, and Circus Bella. Fri & Sun, Tue-Thu, Dec. 22 & 24, 26-28, 2pm; Sat (Adults Only), Dec 23, 4 & 8pm; Thu, Dec 28, 4pm, $18-60. Photo courtesy of artist.

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Oakland Ballet Presents Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker, with the Oakland Symphony

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$23 - $100
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A highlight of the holiday season, the eighth annual production of Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker, returns to Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on Saturday, December 23 at 1pm and 5pm, and Sunday, December 24 at 1pm. Oakland Ballet’s Nutcracker refreshes the holiday classic with smart choreography, clever storytelling and vibrant sets and costumes. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score is performed live by the Oakland Symphony. Sat, Dec 23, 1pm & 5pm; Sun, Dec 24, 1pm, $23-100. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV3V8zfZJNk&feature=youtu.be Photo by David DeSilva.

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San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$50
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On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. This holiday season, the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in the Nutcracker. Wednesdays, Dec. 13, 20, 27, 7pm; Wednesdays 20, 27, 2pm; Thursdays, Dec 14, 21, 28, 2pm & 7; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 29, 2pm; Fridays, Dec 15, 22, 7pm; Saturdays, Dec 16, 23, 2pm &…

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Dance Hack

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Free - $20
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DanceHack is an annual event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies, here in SF and around the World. Day 1 will be hacking and creating. Day 2 will bring workshops and evening performance. The event is free for participants, including workshops and evening performance. There will be a fee for non-participants to attend workshop and performance. Performance: Sun, Dec 23, 7pm, $0-20. https://vimeo.com/234740807 Photo by Kelsey Lannin.

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Symphony Silicon Valley present The Nutcracker

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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$38 - $100

The enchanting holiday classic returns. Symphony Silicon Valley presents this magical production with full orchestra and the outstanding Ballet Stars of Moscow direct from Russia. Wed, Fri-Sat, Dec 20 & 15-16 & 22-23, 7pm; Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17 & 23-24, 2:30pm, $38-100.  

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