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Here's Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Rockland County

Here's Where to See 'The Nutcracker' in Rockland County

Take your family to see the classic Christmas ballet 'The Nutcracker' in Rockland County this holiday season!

Seeing The Nutcracker during the holiday season is a time-honored tradition for many families, and if you live in Rockland County, NY, you have a few different options for viewing the classic ballet. Keep the tradition alive or start a new one for future holidays by attending a memorable performance of The Nutcracker in Rockland County, Westchester County, and New Jersey. 

Where to See the Nutcracker in Rockland County

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker Ballet

WHEN: Dec. 10-12, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 12pm, 3:30pm, and 7pm; Sunday, 12:30pm and 4pm
WHERE: Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern
WHAT: The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble has been producing the Nutcracker ballet for over 40 years. This year, the group is back live in person.
WANT TO GO? $20-28. Select performances will be narrated. 

Where to See the Nutcracker in NJ

New Jersey Ballet's The Nutcracker

WHEN: Dec. 4-5, Saturday-Sunday, 1pm and 4:30pm
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ
WHAT: New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences for more than half a century with its spectacular performances. Audiences of all ages will feel the holiday magic when these iconic toys come alive in beautiful fashion and dance to the beloved music of this timeless tale.
WANT TO GO? $19-$49.

The Nutcracker State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 11, 3pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, NJ
WHAT: The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine’s holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland in this special matinee performance. Step into choreographer Andrei Litvinov’s magical world of toy soldiers and colorful characters. Tchaikovsky’s beloved score is full of instantly recognizable music, including “Waltz of the Flowers,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and more. 
WANT TO GO? $29-$79.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2pm and 8pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, NJ
WHAT: This contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.
WANT TO GO? $29-$79.

Where to See the Nutcracker in Westchester, NY

Central Park Dance Presents The Nutcracker

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 5, 12:30pm and 5pm
WHERE: The Capital Theater, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester
WHAT: Join Clara on her wild journey through a blizzard of ballerinas into a Land of Sweets filled with colorful characters and pure holiday magic. This beloved classic features over 100 dancers from Central Park Dance and surrounding Westchester communities.
WANT TO GO? $25-$100.

Westchester Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker

WHEN: Dec. 18-19, Saturday, 12:30pm and 4:30pm; Sunday, 12pm and 4pm 
WHERE: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx
WHAT: Westchester Ballet Company's Nutcracker is a spectacular, enchanting, full-length presentation of the beloved holiday classic featuring a cast of 100 dancers. This sumptuous ballet, set in 1830s Europe, tells the story of young Clara as she travels on a magical journey on Christmas Eve with the fantastical Nutcracker at her side. WBC's production is notable not only for its exquisite choreography, set to Tschaikovsky's beautiful score, but also for its opulent costumes and special effects.
WANT TO GO? $24-$49.

Dance for Joy presents The Nutcracker for Kids!

WHEN: Dec. 18-19, Saturday, 2:30pm and 5pm; Sunday, 2:30pm
WHERE: Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights
WHAT: This 1-hour, narrated version of the full Nutcracker that is sure to delight kids from 2-102.

The Nutcracker Performed by New York Theatre Ballet

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 19, 3pm
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown
WHAT: An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults! Founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, New York Theatre Ballet has earned national attention for its artistry and elegant restorations and revivals of masterworks by great choreographers. It is equally committed to performing innovative hour-long ballets based on children’s literature for family audiences.
WANT TO GO? $35; $25 kids.

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Shara Levine


Shara Levine, originally from Brooklyn, is the Events Manager for NYMetroParents. As a lifelong New Yorker, and mom of four raising her kids on Long Island, Shara knows her hometown well and brings her love of all things fun to NYMetroParents by sharing the best in kid friendly events, festival, concerts, and performances in NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland. When not helping parents plan their family's day out, Shara enjoys making random Seinfeld references and going on late-night Target runs. 

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