No holiday season would be complete without a performance of the Nutcracker, a classic ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic musical score. Presented in sparkling majesty by the San Francisco Ballet at the historic War Memorial Opera House, the Nutcracker has been an established holiday tradition since the San Francisco Ballet first performed it in 1944. Today, this classic holiday program features dazzling costumes, magical sets, delightful music, and spectacular professional ballet dancers performing the cherished Nutcracker for audience members young and old to enjoy. The San Francisco Ballet will perform the Nutcracker from December 7th through December 28th, with evening performances at 7pm and matinee performances at 2pm. Families with younger children are encouraged to attend one of the six special family performances and enjoy a complimentary gift, beverages and sweet treats during the intermission, and an opportunity to take photos with the dancers before the show. Tickets for the Nutcracker range from $20-$270 each, depending on seat location. Nutcracker tickets do tend to sell out quickly, especially for the family performances. show dates and more.