Christmas Comes Early With the Nutcracker Ballet in Destin
Christmas arrives early this season with the Northwest Florida Ballet performance of The Nutcracker. Now in its 35th year, this full length presentation of the holiday classic is the longest running Nutcracker performance along the Emerald Coast. The Northwest Florida Ballet was founded in 1969 and has performed with well known companies such as the Atlanta Ballet, the Miami Ballet, and the Washington Ballet. This is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy some fine ballet in Destin!
Where and When
The Nutcracker performance is presented in the Mainstage theatre at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 PM, and on Sunday, November 23 at 2:30 PM. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is situated on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College at 100 E College Boulevard, which is easily accessible via U.S. Highway 85, Highway 285 and the Mid-Bay Bridge.
Tickets for the performance are $35 and will be available online at the Northwest Florida Ballet’s website at www.nfballet.org.
Tickets will also be available at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center’s box office one month prior to the
first performance. For additional information, the Ballet can be reached at (850) 664-7787.
The Nutcracker is a magnificent ballet based on the famous story from E.T.A. Hoffmann featuring magical travels to the Kingdom of the Sweets and dolls that come to life. The ballet is set to the famous Tchaikovsky score, which will be performed live by Demetrius Fuller and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast. The Northwest Florida Ballet’s rendition of the story features a cast of more than 80 local children and multiple guest performers.
Where to Stay
If you are planning to attend the ballet in Destin, stay with us at the Henderson Park Inn! Our highly rated beachside boutique style hotel offers everything you need to make your stay in Destin enjoyable, including luxurious accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, beach chairs, and much more. Visit our Destin Hotel Rooms page to choose the perfect suite for your visit to the Gulf Coast!