Nashville Ballet Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway

by Sami

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I’m SO excited to offer this Nashville Ballet Nutcracker ticket giveaway for you all!

Nutcracker Ticket Giveaway

My daughter has performed in Nashville’s Nutcracker with the Nashville Ballet as a Garden Fairy twice, so I asked if I could do something special for my readers…

They answered in a big way!

One reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets for this year’s Nashville’s Nutcracker!

And the beautiful thing about this?

You’ll win four ticket vouchers which can be used at ANY 2017 Nashville’s Nutcracker performance. And if you have more members of your family that you want to share in this Nashville holiday tradition with you, you can easily purchase more tickets so that you can all sit together.


This year’s 2017 Nashville’s Nutcracker will run from December 2-23, 2017.

Along with 50 members of the professional dance company, the production includes over 100 young dancers from School of Nashville Ballet and the community at large performing with The Nashville Symphony.

With as many times as we’ve seen Nashville Ballet’s Nashville Nutcracker, you’d think the show would get old; that’s simply not the case. Even if they never changed a thing, I would go year after year! But this year, there are two new additions in particular that brought a huge smile to my face: snow that falls upon the audience and the addition of the dancing bear cavalry. Look how adorable they are:

New Dancing Bear Cavalry Youth Cast Role. Photo by Heather Thorne

New Dancing Bear Cavalry Youth Cast Role. Photo by Heather Thorne

Another moment that makes me gasp and brings chills to my spine every time I see it is when the Christmas tree grows before our eyes and the lights appear in all their glory:

Clara and Uncle Drosselmeyer. Photo by Karyn Photography

Clara and Uncle Drosselmeyer. Photo by Karyn Photography

Of course, no production of the Nutcracker would be complete without the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. While I have practically every move memorized in my head, I still have no idea how these amazing principal dancers do what they do night after night:

Sugar Plum Fairy and Sugar Plum's Cavalier. Photo by Heather Thorne

Sugar Plum Fairy and Sugar Plum’s Cavalier. Photo by Heather Thorne

The same goes for the Snake Lady & Snake Charmer. The beautiful contortions she does with her body, perfectly synchronized with the music and complimented by the strength of the Snake Charmer, draws audible gasps from the audience each performance:

Snake Lady & Snake Charmer. Photo by Heather Thorne

Snake Lady & Snake Charmer. Photo by Heather Thorne

While my daughter wasn’t in this year’s cast (once you’re 13, you need to be a Nashville Ballet student to audition to be part of the Youth Cast), this beautiful photo showcases the Garden Fairies of which she was a part when she performed:

Clara. Photo by Heather Thorne

Clara. Photo by Heather Thorne

Before the Intermission, the Snow Queen dazzled us and ushered Clara into a beautiful Christmas dream surrounded by the Snow King and her beautiful Snowflakes:

Snow Scene. Photo by Heather Thorne

Snow Scene. Photo by Heather Thorne

But nothing brings me quite as much joy as the finale when so many of the marvelous dancers come back together on stage to create this picturesque scene:

Photo by Heather Thorne

Photo by Heather Thorne

I hope this gives you just a glimpse of the majesty that is Nashville’s Nutcracker. I started bringing my daughter when she was just 5 years old and the magic is still alive. Likewise, we’ve brought every grandparent at one point over the years as they’ve visited us here, and they too have remarked that it was unlike any production of the Nutcracker they’ve ever seen.

So, are you ready to experience it for yourself? Enter to win via the Rafflecopter widget below:
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Of course, if you’d rather just go ahead and buy your Nutcracker tickets now so you don’t have to risk the chance of missing your preferred date, here are all the details you need:

2017 Nashville Ballet Nutcracker Ticket Details

What: 2017 Nashville Ballet Nutcracker tickets
When: now through December 23, 2017
Where to buy: Tickets can be purchased at the TPAC Box Office (505 Deaderick Street), by phone at (615) 782-4040 or online at

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Brandon December 7, 2017 - 1:30 pm

I’ve never seen it before, so I don’t have a favorite scene. This would be an amazing surprise for my wife if I were to win the contest, though. She loves ballet and theater.

Emily Howell December 5, 2017 - 9:08 am

Oooh I’d love to surprise my kids with this as birthday gifts! ❤️?

Nicole T December 5, 2017 - 4:38 am

My dad first took me to see The Nutcracker when I was a child and I’ve gone several times since then.

Cara December 4, 2017 - 8:41 pm

I haven’t seen the Nutcracker since I was a child, it was at TPAC. My favorite scene was the Sugar Plum Fairy, although I can barely remember it! 🙂

Jennifer Jones December 4, 2017 - 5:50 pm

I have never seen the nutcracker

Nikki November 29, 2014 - 2:50 pm

I’ve never seen the Nutcracker live. Would be great! Thanks!

Sharon McCain November 29, 2014 - 2:23 pm

My fav scene is the Christmas Eve party!

Brandon November 25, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Favorite scene is when the nutcracker and she first meet!

Stephanie November 24, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Waltz of the Flowers

Jennifer November 24, 2014 - 8:24 am

I have never seen the Nutcracker so for now I don’t have a favorite scene, but I hope to this year.

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