Holiday Tradition: Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker***

Do you have holiday traditions? Ever since Ninjette’s been born, I’ve been thinking more about the holiday traditions we want to have as a family. I think we are still trying to figure it out, but one thing that we’ve done since Ninjette has been about 2 1/2 years old is watching Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker.

Photos courtesy of the Boston Ballet – so beautiful, right?!

I didn’t grow up going to the ballet – my family was more about the symphony and musicals. I knew the music of The Nutcracker very well, but didn’t know the ballet. We didn’t even think about going to the ballet until we discovered that our neighbors were ballet dancers for the Boston Ballet. We wanted to see them dance, so we got tickets, watched the ballet, and fell in love with it!

Now it has become our annual holiday tradition and something we look forward to in the winter!

The Boston Ballet recently re-imagined the Nutcracker and I was a little skeptical since the traditional version is so good, but Mikko Nissinen did an amazing job with it and made it even better!

This year, the Boston Ballet is also doing a story hour at various locations in the North Shore. It’s a great way to introduce your kids to the story, the characters, the music, and to the ballet! 

I hope that The Nutcracker will become a part of your family tradition as well! The Nutcracker opens this Friday, November 28. Grab your tickets now and kick off the holiday season with this fun tradition!

P.S. Here’s a little sneak peek from Boston Ballet’s Facebook page! Enjoy!

***Sponsored post: The Boston Ballet has given us complimentary tickets to The Nutcracker this year and our family is thrilled to see the ballet and also to participate in a story hour.***

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