Where to See The Nutcracker in Orlando

A beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker is performed each Christmas all over the world. Adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet with a memorable score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The enchanting story follows young Clara on her dreamlike Christmas adventure to The Land of Sweets where she encounters a Sugar Plum Fairy, an army of mice, and a brave Nutcracker prince.

For many, Christmas is incomplete without a viewing of The Nutcracker. Fortunately, Central Florida visitors and their families are in luck as two companies in Orlando are performing the classic ballet this holiday season.

The Nutcracker by the Central Florida Ballet

In what promises to be an unparalleled Nutcracker performance, the Central Florida Ballet is performing its 19th Annual Nutcracker production December 14–15 at the Linda Chapin Auditorium at The Orange County Convention Center. Recognized by CNN as “one of the top five productions in the nation,” the production combines the classic ballet with glimmering pyrotechnics, unique sets, and Cirque-style aerial acrobatics. Ticket prices for what has become known as the “pyrotechnic Nutcracker” start at $29. Guests of Rosen Hotels & Resorts enjoy a 30% discount on all tickets purchased at the $39 tier and above with the code ROSEN.

Performance Times:

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Orlando Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

The Orlando Ballet will present a more traditional version of The Nutcracker on December 13–23 inside the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The performances of the cherished holiday tradition will feature live music provided by Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Performance Times:

  • Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, December 23, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker Family Show

Orlando Ballet will also be performing a one-hour version of The Nutcracker on Saturday mornings during its run at the Dr. Phillips Center. Perfect for all ages, this shortened adaptation of Clara’s magical journey will feature a sparkling Christmas tree, dancing sweets, glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and a tamer battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Ticket prices for the family-friendly performances start at $24.

Performance Times:

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11 a.m.

A Magical Holiday Stay

Heading to Orlando for the holidays to have a fairytale experience of your own? Book your stay at the beautiful Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista. From downtown Orlando to the convention center and theme parks, our location right off of I-4 provides you with convenient access to all of Orlando’s top attractions. For affordable Central Florida lodging that won’t set you back, call us today at 407-996-7236 or reserve online by clicking “Book Now” at the top of the page.