All Things Nutcracker Are At The Kennedy Center

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All Things Nutcracker Are At The Kennedy Center

A holiday favorite – The Nutcracker Ballet – is returning to the Kennedy Center and through the art center’s gift shops and online store you can bring Clara and her Nutcracker Prince into your home. 


This year the celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones. 

Set to Tchaikovsky’s magical score, this celebrated classic comes to life with intricate, stunning set designs, original period costumes and over 100 dancers including students and trainees from The Washington School of Ballet. It has become the signature Nutcracker of the nation’s capital. 

With over 40 scheduled performances, The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker will transport audiences of all ages into a winter wonderland that has become a lasting holiday tradition not to be missed. This year we’ll also celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Washington School of Ballet. 

The Kennedy Center gift shops and the new online store have all things Nutcracker for the holidays. There are working nutcrackers and decorative nutcracker in the gift shops at the Kennedy Center. Online (and in the shops) there are holiday nutcracker ornaments, candy dishes, party trays, dish towels, oven mitts and aprons, jewelry, scarves, snow globes and holiday cards.