The Nutcracker Ballet in NYC: 9 Versions of this Holiday Classic for Kids 2012
New York City is a magical place during the holiday season, full of so many treasures for young children to discover. The classic Nutcracker ballet is one such delight, and the city offers many wonderful interpretations of this beautiful Christmas show.
Think it might be too much for your little ones to sit through? Don't worry: There are lots of family- (and budget-) friendly Nutcracker productions beyond the big Balanchine ballet at Lincoln Center. We've rounded up nine different Nutcrackers, including offbeat or just-for-kids versions of the timeless classic, playing in NYC this season. Many are abridged and inexpensive but still possess the charm to keep kids wide-eyed.