Light Up The Holidays With The Nutcracker Ballet {Giveaway}

Last year was the first year that I was able to share my annual holiday tradition of seeing the Nutcracker ballet with my daughter, and it was a memorable mother-daughter experience that we will never forget. It was the first time that my little ballerina was able to watch professional dancers perform the Christmas-themed ballet on stage, and she watched the entire performance wide-eyed – completely in awe of the magic that unfolded on the stage before her.

This year I can’t wait to surprise her again with tickets to the Nutcracker (presented by Ballet BC), this time performed by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet – one of the most prestigious dance companies in the country.

“We excitedly present this ballet each year as it ties our past to our future. With Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, we are very happy that Vancouver is part of our exciting touring season and that we are working with Ballet BC.”

– André Lewis, Artistic Director of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet


Photo by Vince Pahkala

Sprinkled with a few Canadian-themed surprises, this rendition of the Christmas classic promises to surprise and intrigue even the most knowledgeable of ballet connoisseurs, and the sparkling tutus, magical characters, and life-like set decor (snow falling from the sky – a childhood favourite scene) make the Nutcracker an unforgettable experience for the whole family to savour.

Not only is the Nutcracker the can’t-miss event of the holiday season, but it supports young artists across Canada who aspire to pursue a career in dance.

“Casting over 70 talented, aspiring young dancers from close to 20 dance schools across the Lower Mainland, this gives us a chance to support the local dance community. This marks the first opportunity for these young dancers to perform with a professional ballet company. We are excited to provide this experience to so many young artists.”

– Emily Molnar, Artistic Director of Ballet BC


Photo by Vince Pahkala

Share this magical ballet adventure with your family and treat them to an evening they won’t forget.

In true Christmas spirit, I offer the gift of dance through a giveaway for Bits of Bee readers! Enter below for a chance to WIN a pair of tickets to this year’s unforgettable performance of the Nutcracker ballet.

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Choreography: Galina Yordanova & Nina Menon
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

DECEMBER 12 – 14, 2014 • Performances at 7:30 pm
DECEMBER 13 – 14, 2014 • Performances at 2:00pm




  1. i wanna take Sophie soooo bad!!!!

  2. MY very best friend, Lindsay! What a great girls night over the Holidays!

  3. would love to take Lilah!

  4. Cool!

  5. My hubby!

  6. I think I’d take my husband!

  7. I would love to take my niece to this!

  8. I would love to go with my husband. He promised to take me some day.

  9. Rajbinder Kaur says:

    I’d take my niece, would love that time together with her! Cheers

  10. sunshine h says:

    I would take my 5 year old daughter.

  11. Jessica Hugh says:

    This would be an amazing opportunity to finally see a ballet that I’ve heard so much about, and take my cousin from South Africa out for her first experience in Canada!

  12. Samara Bassett says:

    Audrey would love this!

  13. Would love to take A!

  14. Jen Schaeffers says:

    As someone that did ballet for 10 years and has a 5 year old daughter who adores ballet, I would love the opportunity to take Kaylee to this production!

  15. My beautiful friend!

  16. I’d take my Mother. We’re theater junkies 😉

  17. i would take my daughter Moriah or if we couldn’t make it, I would send my sisters instead.

  18. I would like to take my mom!

  19. My mini would love this!

  20. shannon grochowski says:

    I would take my two girls who love dance and ballet! I’ve been wanting to have special dates with them and this would be PERFECT!

  21. I think I would take my youngest sister. She grew up in the ballet world and I think she would really appreciate this show!

  22. Sounds like a lovely girls night during the holiday season!

  23. Sounds like a lovely girls night during the holiday season! I would take my friend!

  24. My mother-in-law would love this!

  25. I would take my husband!

  26. Jen Tokaryk says:

    I’d love to take my daughter, and maybe her ballet teacher 😉

  27. I would take my daughter! We’ve never been to the ballet!

  28. It will be hard to choose between my 2 daughters!

  29. I’d take my daughter!

  30. My grand daughter

  31. Malia is obsessed with all things ballet, theatre and Christmas…she would LOVE this! 🙂

  32. I’d take my mom.

  33. FUN!! I loved to do this with my mom when I was a kid! Great tradition to keep up with mei!!

  34. I would take my mom.

  35. I’d love to take my mom or a girlfriend.

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