The Nutcracker is synonymous with Christmas.  If you are wanting to take your kids to the amazing productions at Segerstrom Center for the Arts (showing December 7th-17th) but aren’t sure how well they will sit thru the entire performance, consider taking them to “The Nutcracker for Kids” instead.  This year (on December 2nd) you have two great options to choose from:

#1 – Newport Beach Public Library
December 2, 2017:  2:30 pm & 4:00 pm Shows
Central Branch Library
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660

The Central Branch Library is offering two performances of the Nutcracker for Kids, an abridged narrated version of the holiday classic presented by Festival Ballet Theatre. The shortened performance features a cast of professional dancers in complete costumes.  Admission is FREE but seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

#2 – Segerstrom Center for the Arts
December 2, 2017:  10:00 am & 11:30 pm Shows
Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also offering two performances of the Nutcracker for Kids, a condensed version created just for kids ages 5-11.  The show finishes with a grand finale sing-along and a visit from Santa himself!  You can also join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival in the concert hall lobby at 9 a.m. (for 10 a.m. concertgoers) and 12:15 p.m. (for 11:30 concertgoers), where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning’s concert.  Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased HERE.

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