Holiday Traditions: The Nutcracker (Giveaway)

I remember going to my very first professional production of The Nutcracker when I was 6 years old. I had been dancing for 3 years by then, and dreamed of one day dancing the lead role of Clara in the beautiful holiday classic. I wore a poofy party dress over a crinoline, shiny black shoes, and a long petticoat, and my hair was curled in ringlets that twirled down my back. It had been a dream of my mother’s to take her little girl to The Nutcracker, and now, many years later, I will be living out the same dream with my own 6-year-old little girl.

Since my first time, I’ve been to The Nutcracker over 20 times – each performance equally as magical and memorable as the last. It has become a mother-daughter tradition, and a special holiday treat that I look forward to each year. For the last 3 years my daughter has performed in her dance school’s production of The Nutcracker, but this year, she will have the opportunity to experience the  famous Christmas ballet as a spectator, performed by professional ballerinas from the renowned Alberta Ballet.

Ballet BC - Alberta Ballet The Nutcracker

Photo by Darren Makoivichuk

With a million dollar selection of stunning set and costume designs by Emmy award winning designer Zack Brown, and choreography by Edmund Stripe, I know this year’s production will not disappoint. Not only will the performance be visually pleasing, but the dancers will be accompanied by musical scores performed live by the enchanting Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Ballet BC - Alberta Ballet The Nutcracker

Photo by Darren Makoivichuk

My daughter has always loved dance, but I know her eyes will widen in awe when she sees the talented professional dancers of Alberta Ballet as they pirouette and arabesque en pointe across the stage before her eyes. I am so excited for my mother-daughter night, and hope that this will be the start of our own holiday tradition that will carry on for years to come.


In true holiday spirit, I’m happy to announce that I will be giving away a pair of tickets to the magical production of The Nutcracker to one of my readers, valued at $200! Enter below for your chance to win!

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Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Vancouver, BC

December 28/29/30 • 7:30pm
December 29/31 • 2pm

Family packs and child prices available.

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  1. I’m sending all my belief vibes out into the universe….can you believe I’ve never seen the nutcracker live!

  2. Samara Bassett says:

    I remember going to see the Nutcracker when I was young with my sister and grandmother. It was so magical! I was just thinking the other day how I would love to take my daughter.

  3. Grace Raffai says:

    Please please please le good luck strike and have be able to join with Sophie!!!!

  4. I’ll go with my little girl for some mommy and ellie time =)

  5. Ohhh The Nutcracker is soooo magical I remember going as a little girl with my mom!! think I may have to make this a tradition with baby girl.

  6. I think my day to day life needs a huge injection of class and grace. I can’t think of anyting better than fine ballet and beautiful music. I haven’t seen the Nutcracker since I was alittle girl in an itchy holiday dress. Would love to win!

  7. I’d take Tam with me to the ballet!!

  8. I would take my family 🙂

  9. This would definitely be a mother-daughter date night. Malia is OBSESSED with The Nutcracker and dances to it all the time. Fingers and toes crossed that I win! 🙂

  10. I would take my bestie for a needed night out!

  11. I have never been, its actually on my bucket list for Christmas to go this year! I would love to go with my husband for a date night.

  12. I really, really, really want to go to this!!! And that reminds me how little I treat myself to anything anymore…

  13. i’d take my sister

  14. I’d take my mom

  15. I would take my husband out on a date. I think my kids aren’t quite there yet for a night of ballet. This would also be my first ballet experience.

  16. Chantal contorines says:

    I would love to share this with my daughter who would be in awe of all the magic on stage.

  17. I’d take my mom!

  18. My mom!

  19. my niece is dying to see this!

  20. I would take my sister

  21. I’d take one of my mother in law, we’ve never done anything together alone

  22. Rajbinder Kaur says:

    My Mom, she’s never been to the ballet & I know she’ll love it! cheers!

  23. My mom for sure!

  24. I would take my daughter! She loves the ballet!!!!!

  25. My 6 year old girly girl! 😉

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