November 30th, 2015 by Amanda with 7 comments

Cincinnati’s favorite holiday tradition – Accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker, presented since 1974.
I am so excited to take Ava to see The Nutcracker for the first time this year!  We were lucky enough to see Alice last year!  So while the boys are at US Bank Arena watching Marvel Live.  We will be at the Aronoff watching the beloved holiday story of Clara, a little girl who embarks on a fantastical journey with her Nutcracker Prince through the Land of Sweets, meeting colorful and exciting characters along the way. I love having a daughter to share these things with!  Ava loves dressing up and being able to pick out a treat from the concessions.

I can’t wait to introduce her to a world where sugarplums dance, rats are kings and toys come to life, one little girl goes on the adventure of a lifetime through the Land of Sweets.


We will revel in the magic as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince meet exciting characters, absorb the bright colors of the favorite costumes and enjoy the classic adventure of The Nutcracker.



Cincinnati Ballet will open its doors to children and their families to view a dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker the evening of December 17. Sponsored by Western & Southern Financial Group and Airheads Candy, this is the second time Cincinnati Ballet has provided families this fun and interactive introduction to ballet. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in pre-show activities such as a dance class in the lobby and a meet and greet with costumed dancers prior to the rehearsal. For more information on how to request tickets visit Most Valuable Kids.

Cincinnati Ballet will provide an opportunity for patrons to enjoy a Sensory Friendly Nutcracker experience. The December 22nd dress rehearsal will accommodate any patrons and children with sensory sensitivities. For more information and how to request admission, please contact the Cincinnati Ballet at 513.621.5282.

The Sugar Plum Parade is an exciting opportunity for Wednesday, December 23 matinee and Saturday, December 26 matinee ticket holders to experience The Nutcracker from the stage itself. Audience members are invited to walk across the stage following the performance, getting a chance to see sets, costumes and dancers up close.

You also have your chance to meet the artists


In the studio: Join us at the Cincinnati Ballet Center (1555 Central Parkway) for a full behind the scenes experience including a performance preview and a conversation with select artists, December 8 at 5:15 pm.RSVP to the Cincinnati Ballet box office at 513.621.5282.

Pre-performance: Cincinnati Ballet invites ticket holders to a pre-show conversation with select dancers, choreographers and designers who bring The Nutcracker to life, December 18 at 6:30 pm in the Procter & Gamble Hall at Aronoff Center. Present your Nutcracker ticket for admission.

The Nutcracker


  • Friday, December 18 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 19 – 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 19 – 7:30 pm
  •  Sunday, December 20 – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 20 – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 22 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 23 – 2:00 pm* Sugar Plum Parade
  • Wednesday, December 23 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 26 – 2:00 pm* Sugar Plum Parade
  • Saturday, December 26 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 27 – 1:00 pm


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

Feeling Lucky??
We have 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.   Winner will be Drawn Friday, December 4th.  Good Luck!

To enter leave a comment below answering this question:  Who would you take to enjoy the Ballet with you?

The following entries are optional BONUS entries! Leave a comment for each one that you do!
2. Check out  The Cincinnati Ballet on Facebook.
3.  Share this giveaway with your friends.
4.  Tweet about the giveaway! Tag @theclubmomteam

How to order tickets:

Call 513.621.5282
Visit the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 1555 Central Parkway
Tickets start at $32

Photography: Peter Mueller

Disclaimer:  I was given complementary tickets for the show in exchange for this giveaway and review.  All opinions are my own.