1131 E. 57th St.
Hyde Park School of Dance presents its annual performances featuring more than 175 dancers. The 90-minute narrated production follows Clara, Fritz and the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer from the family holiday party and the midnight battle with the Mouse Queen and her troops through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Prior to each performance, the Pre-Ballet Holiday Show showcases 70 of HPSD's youngest ballet students in performance. The Hyde Park School of Dance Holiday Bazaar offers an opportunity to meet characters from The Nutcracker, finish holiday shopping from the wares of local vendors and indulge in a hot chocolate bar and other treats. The Holiday Bazaar takes place noon-6 p.m. Dec. 15 and noon-5 p.m. Dec. 16.
Event Cost: $25, $10 kids 6-18, free kids 5 and under.
Event Times: 7 p.m. Dec. 13; 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 15