nutcracker tickets in San Diego, CA

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2024 Season

Give the gift of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! to the whole family. Celebrate America’s favorite Christmas tradition with an international all-star cast that blends world-class ballet with whimsical puppets, lavish costumes, and stunning acrobatics! Share the tradition of pure Holiday magic and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with friends and family of all ages. Don’t miss this chance to create memories of a lifetime: get tickets now!

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The Theater

Jacobs Music Center in San Diego

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in San Diego: Jacobs Music Center!

Jacobs Music Center is regarded as one of the finest classical music venues on the West Coast. Originally built in 1929 as The Fox Theatre, this lush movie palace style hall became the property of the SDSO in 1984. The beauty and majesty of this historic hall added to the stature and artistic growth of SDSO. In October 2013, the complex consisting of Copley Symphony Hall, the newly renovated lobbies, the backstage areas, the Grosvenor Family Musicians’ Center and the Symphony administrative offices was officially named the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center. On February 23, 2022, a major renovation project for the Jacobs Music Center and Copley Symphony Hall was announced, scheduled for completion in 2024.


Copley Symphony Hall

Partner Studio

San Diego Partner Ballet Studios: Fusion Dance

NUTCRACKER! wouldn’t be NUTCRACKER! without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local San Diego children from Fusion Dance Solana Beach.


Fusion Dance Solana Beach, nestled in the heart of San Diego, offers exceptional dance education for individuals starting at age 2. Serving communities from Solana Beach to Rancho Santa Fe, we provide an energetic, encouraging environment led by our internationally-experienced staff. At Fusion, we’re not just about teaching dance—we’re about fostering a love for the art form in a fun, welcoming space. Our team’s passion and expertise promise a dynamic, enriching experience across a range of dance styles for everyone who steps through our doors.

party girl kid

“What a magnificent show! We’ve attended several different performances of the nutcracker in the past. This show puts all of them to shame! We plan on making this a regular holiday event for our family! Thank you for such a great holiday experience!!”

“Loved the nutcracker production. Costumes were beautiful and dancers as usual did not disappoint. Great family holiday experience”

“Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”
CNN News

“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
Calgary Herald

“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014