December 5th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin with 6 comments

Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition – Accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker returns to Music Hall after 11 years!   Embark on a journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, and follow the Snow Queen and her King to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier are waiting to embrace you with treats and exotic celebrations.
This is every little girl’s dream ballet performance! Last year, I took my daughter to her first performance and her eyes were lit up in amazement the entire time.  Her favorite part is getting to meet all the ballerinas during the beginning of the show and intermission. I captured some of my most treasured photos of her and the ballerinas. And not to mention, the performance was just magical.




I love how the Cincinnati Ballet finds a way to make the Nutcracker unique and different but still keep its tradition each year.  We can’t wait to see what is in store for us this year! We can’t wait to have sugarplums dancing through our heads as we dream of the adventure of a lifetime through the Land of Sweets.




Moms, you do not want to wait to get seats, they are selling out fast (especially the weekend matinees!) Get your tickets FAST! Oh, and make sure to get there early to get a kids booster seat. It really helps them to see over any adults sitting in front of their seat. They are first come, first serve!


  • Thursday, December 14 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 15 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 16 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 17 – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 17 – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 19 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20 – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 21 – 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 22 – 2:00 pm *Matinee almost sold out
  • Friday, December 22 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 23 – 2:00 pm *Matinee almost sold out
  • Saturday, December 23 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 24 – 1:00 pm


 Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Feeling Lucky??
We have 2 sets of vouchers to give away that can be redeemed for 2 tickets! The winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to contact me via email or another name will be drawn. I will mail you the vouchers which you will need to take to the Theater box office to trade for tickets.

CLICK HERE to enter to win 2 FREE TICKETS to the CINCINNATI BALLET NUTCRACKER! Winners will be announced Friday Dec 8! Good Luck!