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Date
Saturday, December 18
Time
7:30 p.m.
Place
McCaw Hall Auditorium
Cost
Admission Fee

Join us for the magic at McCaw Hall this holiday season!

The Nutcracker Returns!

Join us for the magic at McCaw Hall this holiday season. Are you ready to celebrate the holidays with renewed gusto? With its classic score, thrilling dance, resplendent costumes and scenery, and magical story, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the perfect centerpiece for any celebration. Gather your loved ones to come enjoy our beautifully decked hall, and let your soul have its fill of holiday cheer.

“The Nutcracker at our theater is for children young and old. That is, for children and for adults who are children at heart. Because, if an adult is a good person, in his heart he is still a child. In every person the best, the most important part is that which remains from his childhood.” —George Balanchine

Ballet in Two Acts, Four Scenes, and Prologue
based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816)

Run Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes, including a 25-minute intermission.

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Same Day Events Showing Events on December 18, 2021

All Day

A Seattle History Worth Preserving: Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

Free Event
Educational exhibit celebrates the rich military history at Fort Lawton and the Buffalo Soldiers stationed there as part of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry.
All Day

Awesome Exhibition: The Interactive Exhibition of Lego Models: Awesome Exhibition

Admission Fee
The award-winning Awesome Exhibition – The Interactive Exhibition of LEGO® Models created by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught and presented by Rockefeller Productions is coming to Seattle Center Winterfest this holiday season featuring 38 large-scale LEGO® creations including the perfect-for-the-Pacific Northwest centerpiece: an 8-foot-tall, 660 pound Orca.
All Day

Winterfest Train & Village

Free Event
A model Train and Village delights visitors at our annual seasonal celebration.
All Day

Seattle Center Luminata

Free Event
Pop by Seattle Center after dark and delight in our wonderland of light.
All Day

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk 2021

Free Event
Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
12:00 p.m.

Winterfest - Ice Sculpting

Free Event
World-class ice sculptors create a new vision in ice each Saturday at noon.
12:30 p.m.

Winterfest Entertainment: D'Vonne Lewis Trio

Free Event
Jazz trio performance by the 2018 NW Instrumentalist of the Year
2:00 p.m.

The Winter's Tale: A Hybrid Film & Live Theatrical Experience

Free Event
The Winter's Tale brings Shakespeare’s tale of mystery and magic to life as never before.
2:00 p.m.

Nutcracker

Admission Fee
Join us for the magic at McCaw Hall this holiday season! The Nutcracker Returns!
5:00 p.m.

Artists at the Center : Red Eagle Soaring Variety Show

Free Event
Urban Native performing artists from Seattle, WA present a music and spoken word showcase
5:00 p.m.

Anchor Up at the Armory: Seattle Kraken Pre-Game Experience

Free Event
Join us for the Seattle Kraken pre-game experience presented by WaFd Bank.
7:00 p.m.

Seattle Kraken vs Edmonton Oilers

Admission Fee
Seattle Kraken host the Edmonton Oilers at Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center.
7:30 p.m.

The Winter's Tale: A Hybrid Film & Live Theatrical Experience

Free Event
The Winter's Tale brings Shakespeare’s tale of mystery and magic to life as never before.

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