Join Clara, the Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairies and the Nutcracker on a fairytale adventure celebrating the magic of Christmas. Here is your guide to viewing this holiday tradition in Delaware:

The Nutcracker, performed by Delaware Dance Company
Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3, 2017
Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM
Mitchell Hall, University of Delaware
$15 - $35
Delaware Dance Company has presented an annual production of The Nutcracker since 1984. Noted for its fine dancing, beautiful costuming and full theatrical production, DDC's Nutcracker has become a family tradition for many in the greater New Castle County area. Make sure to stick around after the show for the character meet and greet.

Delaware Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 2, 2017
Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Delaware State University
$10 - $15
Delaware Ballet will bring to life one of the world’s most time honored holiday classics. Join them at Delaware State as they share this traditional tale filled with artfully designed sets, costumes, and the talented dancers of Delaware Ballet! Tickets are available online and at the door.

Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance presents The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3, 2017
Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
$17 - $47
The Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance is proud to present the 51st Annual Nutcracker. This year, the academy will be partnering with the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, for which a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit. Kick off your holiday season with a Wilmington holiday tradition, while supporting a great cause and giving back to support the protection of vulnerable children in your community!

The Nutcracker, by Dance Conservatory & Ballet Theatre of Dover
Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, Sunday at 4:00 PM
Dover High School Theatre
$12 - $25
The Dance Conservatory will present the beloved tale, The Nutcracker at Dover High School’s theatre. Children and parents are invited to dress up as characters from the Nutcracker and enjoy the Nutcracker Tea Party on Saturday, December 9th from 11-12:30 PM. Tickets are needed for both the tea and the show.

Diamond Dance Company presents The Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
Saturday at 7:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM
Milford High School
$10 - $20
Travel to the Land of Snow and Magic during Diamond Dance Company’s performance of the classic ballet, The Nutcracker, performed at Milford High School.

The Nutcracker, performed by Mid-Atlantic Ballet
Friday, December 16 – Sunday, December 17, 2017
Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 12:30 PM & 4:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM
Mitchell Hall, University of Delaware
$15 - $35
This holiday season,  get swept up in the dream of Tchaikovsky's most famous composition, The Nutcracker, presented by Mid-Atlantic Ballet. Experience Clara’s breathtaking journey that begins with the gift of a magical toy and takes her through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.  

The Nutcracker, performed by First State Ballet Theatre
Friday, December 22 – Saturday, December 23, 2017
7:00 PM
The Grand Opera House
Adults: $15-50
Join Delaware’s only professional ballet company for this favorite holiday tradition! Experience the magical journey through the land of sweets in First State Ballet Theatre’s lavish production of The Nutcracker on the main stage on December 22 - 23 at The Grand Opera House.