Sugar plum fairies, toy soldiers, waltzing flowers, and more magical characters will soon be dancing across local stages. The Nutcracker is a staple of the holidays, and seeing a performance of Tchaikovsky’s festive ballet is an annual tradition for families all around the area. You have a chance to make it part of your seasonal repertoire, too, with this giveaway for a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the Northern Virginia Ballet’s production of the holiday favorite!
The NVB, along with its affiliate school, The Academy of Russian Ballet, present their ninth annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, November 25, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA. Starring ballet world superstars Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, the show is full of lavish costuming, exquisite imported sets, and features the award-winning dancers of the Academy.
The production is family friendly and adheres to tradition. Sets and backgrounds were produced in Russian theatres, and costumes are either custom made in Russia and Europe or by an in-house design team. The 75 local performers from the Academy joining Ms. Dvorovenko and Mr. Beloserkovsky onstage range in age from three to eighteen.
Two performances will take place at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets are $35/adult, $25/child, senior, & military, and can be purchased online — use code: INSIDENOVA for 20% off tickets! You can also try to win them though the giveaway below.
The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle in Manassas, VA.
Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to see the Northern Virginia Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2pm or 6pm, simply leave a comment below telling me one of your family’s favorite holiday traditions. Get an extra chance to win on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page. This show is coming up soon, so this giveaway will only run through Tuesday, November 21, 2017, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!
66 Responses to Giveaway! The Northern Virginia Ballet Presents Holiday Fave “The Nutcracker”
One of our favorite holiday traditions is braving the cold to walk through a Christmas lights exhibit. We do this faithfully each year.
Baking holiday cookies, watching Xmas movies and going to a drive through light show.
Our favorite holiday tradition in the DC area is walking around Mount Vernon on Christmas Day and enjoying the holiday decorations. The sights and sounds are quiet like I might imagine they were hundreds of years ago. How many places can you be transported in time yet find that some traditions really do remain timeless?
Seeing the train exhibit circuit in one day… botanical gardens … brookside and zoo lights
One of our favorite holiday tradition is to go to a farm and cut our own Christmas tree, follow by a mug of hot chocolate and roasted marshmallow by the fire.
We would love to see this! Usually we just go to zoo lights, but I’m trying to add new traditions.
Our family loves to look at the various light displays during the holidays!
Our favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree together! We’d love to win these tickets! My son,age 5, is a dancer and would be mesmerized by the performance!
Making cookies and distributing them to our neighbors!
We love the trains at the botanical garden and the lights at Meadowlark!
We love the magic of the Botanical Garden!
Watching Christmas movies while wrapping presents on Christmas Eve after the kids go to bed. Watching my husband figure out how to put the toys together so we don’t have to do it the next morning. This deserves a beer or two each time!
One of our traditiona is to see the Nutcracker, so abgreat giveaway!
We love to make reindeer food and sprinkle it on the grass on Christmas Eve.
We always bake spritz cookies with my dad!
Christmas Eve pajamas and ornaments. Boring but I love it.
We love decorating the tree with Christmas music and a nice dinner cooking in the oven.
We would love to win tickets to see this performance. I dropped the ball and waited too late to get tickets in the decent sections (we have an almost 4 year old that likely wouldn’t sit still for 2 hours in the further out sections). I have loved the Nutcracker since I was my daughter’s age, and want to introduce this to her in hopes she will love it as well.
Get hot cocoa and drive around to see Christmas lights in our PJs!
Baking cookies together is our favorite tradition.
My family is still figuring out what our “Christmas Traditiona” are, but we enjoyed decorating our home while watching a classic Christmas movie and sipping hot cocoa. I used to see the Nutcracker with my parents & would love to start my childhood tradition with my daughter.
Listening to holiday music and drinking eggnog.
One of our favorite holiday tradition is going to the mall and movies during the holidays.
One of our families favorite holiday traditions are nativity shadow puppets while reading the Christnas story from the Bible next to our Christmas tree in a dimmed room warmly lit by a thousand twinkling lights.♥️
We also love going to the LDS temple in Kensington to see the lights and look at the about 100 nativities they have there from all over the world ♥️
We always go see the lights at Watkins park.
We love having the neighbors over and having the little kids make ornaments together.
We love decorating the tree in a dimly lit room, listening to Christmas music and then admiring the whole thing together.
New pajamas on Christmas Eve is our favorite tradition!
Baking Christmas cookies while listening to Christmas music and decorating the tree! 🙂
Baking & decorating sugar cookies!
we hang wreaths at the Arlington Cemetery
We love seeing the train exhibit at the Botanic gardens!
Watching the nutcracker and King’s College Lessons and Carols
Making and decorating holiday sugar cookies!
Our traditions are visiting a light show and cooking my fathers cookie recipe.
These tickets would be incredible my husband an immigrant loves plays, musicals, ballets but has not been to a live performance in the states and our daughter loves dance it would be a wonderful family time
Making Venezuelan Pan de Jamón (Ham Bread) for my friends and family
Driving around looking at the light shows and listening to Christmas Carols.
Road trip to NY to visit family…
We love to grab pizza and enjoy a slow drive through the Watkins Park Festival of Lights!
The Bull Run Light Display the night before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season!
Watching Home Alone with our three children!
I have started the tradition of taking my daughter to see the Nutcracker and hope to continue it for years to come.
One of my favorite traditions that my family has done since I was little is watching the Muppets Christmas Carol together on Christmas Eve ❤
One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is the Sing-A-Along at Wolf Trap….it is so much fun!!
Our family’s favorite holiday tradition is putting up our Christmas tree together the day after Thanksgiving. Thanks for the giveaway!
Favorite holiday tradition is baking latkes for Hanukah.
watching the Nutcracker! Also going to the arboretum to see the train display.
Baking cookies with the kids for Santa (aka me and DH)!
Going to see the National Christmas Tree!
Singing Christmas songs
Going to a German Christmas market and going to see a holiday show.
Decorating gingerbread houses and wrapping 24 Christmas books under the tree to read each night 🎄🎅
Singing Christmas carols and watching Christmas movies. Thanks for the giveaway!
Our Christmas tradition is to go see the Nutcracker during a matinee show and then either go for High Tea in DC or come home and have some panettone with mascarpone cream.
One of our family traditions is to ginger molasses cookies that my grandma always made at Christmas. Even though most of us don’t like them. 🙂 We would love to win these tickets! My babies have never seen the Nutcracker and money is tight.
Cutting down out Christmas tree!
Brookside garden lights
National tree lighting
Decorating our tree!
Our favorite holiday tradition is watching It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve. Thank you!
Taking my boys to the Nutcracker is my favorite holiday tradition. Despite two holiday time deployments we’ve been every year since my oldest was two (he’s seven now).
Our family holiday tradition is to help on granddads Christmas tree farm in the weeks before Christmas.