The Nutcracker Holiday Events

The Nutcracker Holiday Events in Nov. and Dec.

League City is proud to partner with the Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre (BAHBT) to host a series of The Nutcracker-themed events this holiday season.  

Despite the cancellation of the popular holiday tradition by ballet companies in cities across the U.S.— including Houston—BAHBT’s performance of The Nutcracker ballet is happening this holiday season, as will the 30th annual Sugar Plum Weekend from November 20-22 at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center.   

In addition, characters from The Nutcracker will lead a series of ballet and sword building classes for children on November 28 and December 19 at the newly renovated League Park. 

Starting December 2, BAHBT will perform The Nutcracker at the Bayou Theater located on the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. Performances are December 2-6 and December 11-13.  Tickets go on sale November 1.

Event Details and Ticket Prices

Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre 45 Years Anniversary
Ladies performing the Nutcracker

Dinner and Slumber Party with Clara 

November 20 | 6 p.m.

Characters will entertain throughout the dinner at the Paradise Reef Restaurant located inside South Shore Harbour. Children will enjoy a special story from Clara and the Baroness. Special preview shopping in the Nutcracker Boutique after dinner.
Dinner Costs: Adult $25, Child $10
Slumber Party Stay at the Hotel: $119/night


For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Girl posing with Sugar Plum Fairy

Breakfast or Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy

Breakfast........November 21 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tea...................November 21 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tea...................November 22 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 


Enjoy breakfast or an afternoon tea inside the Crystal Ballroom at South Shore Harbour, see a preview of BAHBT’s performance of The Nutcracker, shop the Nutcracker Boutique, and have your photo taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Reserve early for the best seats.

Ticket Costs: $60 for individual seats, Table of 6 specialty table $450-$900

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Woman posing while dressed in a ballet costume

The After Party

November 22 |  7 p.m. to midnight

Dance and party the night away inside the Crystal Ballroom at South Shore Harbour. For adults 18 and over. 

Ticket Cost: $75 for individual seats

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Sugar Plum Fairy performing the Nutcracker

Ballet Lessons and Sword Building with Nutcracker Characters

November 28 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
December 19 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Interact with the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, and other characters by signing up for a 30-minute slot to take a ballet class or build a sword. Both events take place simultaneously and require pre-registration. Participants will each get the opportunity for photos with the characters and a goodie bag. Space is limited.

Ticket Costs: $10 for League City Residents, or $12 for Non-Residents.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Young girl holding the nutcracker while performing

The Nutcracker Ballet    

December 2–6 and December 11–13

Dancers from BAHBT perform The Nutcracker ballet at the Bayou Theater located on the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here (tickets on sale Nov 1).