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Anaheim Ballet’s 2022 Nutcracker at The Grove

Anaheim Ballet’s - Nutcracker
Christine Ellis
Christine Ellis
November 11, 2022

One of the most anticipated Christmas events at The Grove in Anaheim, CA, is the Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker performance. For decades families have made attending the Nutcracker a holiday tradition to kick off the Christmas season. However, with a limited performance schedule, you'll want to reserve your tickets right away and enjoy a wonderfully staged Nutcracker that will warm your heart.

Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker History


Anaheim Ballet is in its 35th year performing the Nutcracker, with the Symphony Irving providing the musical score. The full-length version of the production evolves each year, with new staging to keep the show fresh and talented dancers who will transfix your attention as you travel through this classic story.

The City of Anaheim has been home to the premier Anaheim Ballet for over forty years. Bringing the Nutcracker story to life in new and enchanting ways is a top priority for the organization and has become a beloved local tradition for families to attend.

Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker Story

Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker performance

The ever-wondrous tale based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King centers around a girl named Clara and her toy Nutcracker, which comes to life one Christmas Eve.

The story evolves to include life-size Toy Soldiers, a battle with the Mouse King, travel to the Land of Snow in the enticing Kingdom of Sweets, meeting the Snow Queen, and learning that good can overcome evil, all set to glorious music by Symphony Irvine.

The dancers, costumes, and choreography carry you through the storyline. At the same time, a background of spectacular and colorful scenery completes the magical journey as it culminates with Clara transforming into the Sugar Plum Fairy and performing a mesmerizing dance.

The story is engaging for both adults and children, and this timeless tale is a favorite event for families year after year.

Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker Performances

The City National Grove of Anaheim will host three Nutcracker performances this year, held on:

  1. Friday, November 25, 2022, at 7:00 PM
  2. Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 2:00 PM
  3. Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 7:00 PM

You can purchase tickets through the Anaheim Ballet or the City National Grove of Anaheim website. Parking is available at the Grove for a fee. The Nutcracker performance is an all-ages show, with tickets required for children two years and above.

The City National Grove of Anaheim

The City National Grove of Anaheim event center is a world-class, 1,700-seat entertainment venue adjacent to Angel Stadium in Orange County, California. The state-of-the-art lighting, sound systems, and seats with great stage views make seeing the Nutcracker ballet at this location even more enjoyable.

Create Magical Holiday Traditions in Anaheim

Planning a day out seeing the Anaheim Ballet's Nutcracker will create cherished family memories and increase the holiday spirit when you take in other Christmas events at The Grove in Anaheim, CA. A great way to extend the day's festivities is to check out all the things to do at Anaheim Garden Walk before or after the performance. It's fun to stroll through the shops, enjoy the holiday decorations and special events, and sit down for a delicious meal at any of the fine eateries to complete an unforgettable day!

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