Los Gatos Ballet laces up for Nutcracker shows

One of the most recognized signs that Christmas is upon us are the performances of the Nutcracker ballet. The cherished classic is an annual celebration of the beauty of the season, and a fun introduction to ballet for young people worldwide.

The Los Gatos Ballet is preparing for their annual run of Nutcracker performances coming this weekend, with tickets still available for all four performances.

This year’s presentation is child-friendly and hosted at the McAfee Center for Performing Arts, 20300 Herriman Ave., in Saratoga.

With ballet telling the story of Clara’s adventures with the Nutcracker, across magic realms brought to life with extensive costumes and set designs, the show will feature Tchaikovsky’s score to give the full experience.

In addition to the general admission shows, the Ballet is hosting a special performance for public, private, and home schools – as well as other local organizations, on Friday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Prices begin at $31 for seniors and $35 for general admission. For more information on the Los Gatos Ballet, click here. To buy tickets, click here.

Performances are on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m.