Ring in the festive season by attending one of these enchanting performances of “The Nutcracker” in the Hudson Valley. The shows are a treat for attendees of all ages.
The Orpheum Performing Arts Center
December 2 and 9, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; December 3 and 10, 2 p.m.
The Catskill Mountain Foundation enters its eighth annual production of the holiday classic with up-and-coming ballerinas. catskillmtn.org
Hudson River Performing Arts Center @ the Culinary Institute of America
December 2–3, 1 p.m.
Pre-professional ballerinas take the stage at the CIA’s Marriott Pavilion. hudsonriverperformingarts.com
December 5, 7 p.m.
Enjoy puppetry, acrobatics, and more—for one night only in a Baroque-style auditorium. palacealbany.org
December 7, 9:45 a.m. and 12 p.m.; December 8, 12 p.m.; December 9, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; December 10, 3 p.m.
Watch the beloved story gracefully unfold with the New Paltz Ballet Theatre, now in its 24th season. bardavon.org
Ulster Performing Arts Center
December 8, 7 p.m.; December 9, 4 p.m.; December 10, 2 p.m.
Performing “The Nutcracker” for the first time since 2019, Catskill Ballet Theatre returns to the stage. bardavon.org
Tarrytown Music Hall
December 10, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Specially tailored for family audiences, this performance by the New York Theatre Ballet packs all the magic into an hour-long showing. tarrytownmusichall.org
December 16, 7 p.m.; December 17, 2 p.m.; December 26–29, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
In a performance titled “The Nutcracker Dream,” the talented dancers of Ballet des Amériques offer a 90-minute interpretation of the original program. emelin.org